CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team lost to the Central Noble Lady Cougars earlier in January in the Northeast Corner Conference tournament. The Lady Eagles lost that game at home, 39-36.
â€˜Busco had a second chance at the 2-16 Lady Cougars Saturday, on the Lady Eaglesâ€™ senior night.
â€™Busco trailed by one with 20 seconds in the ball game, but were unable to connect with the basket in the time remaining, and lost 34-30.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team was one week removed from a big conference win, but failed to make it two in a row by falling to Wabash Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats lost to the Lady Apaches by a final score of 47-35. The defeat drops Whitko to 6-13 for the year. Wabash is now 13-6. The Lady Wildcats wrap up the Three Rivers Conference slate with a mark of 2-5 for the campaign. The Lady Apaches ended with a record of 6-1 in the loop.
NEW HAVEN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team lost its third game Friday night, falling to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, 69-54.
The Bulldogs (9-4) jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the opening three minutes, as the Eagles struggled offensively throughout the game.
Columbia City shot 34 percent from the field in the first half and 41 percent on the game.
Eagle Drew Benedict connected with two 3-pointers, three free throws and a field goal to lead Columbia City with 11 of its 15 first-quarter points.
Benedict finished the game as the Eaglesâ€™ top scorer with 20 points.
Columbia City runner Tiffany Harber committed to Manchester College recently. Harber is a track and cross country runner for the Lady Eagles. She is pictured with Columbia City head cross country and girls track coach Bob Fahl (left) and assistant coach Tim Hearld.
A local girl is moving on to the Indiana State Elks Hoop Shoot contest after placing second at district Saturday. Brooke Lickey (third from right) is the lone local hoopster to advance to state. Pictured, from left, Keaton Wilson, Peru Lodge; Brayden Bontrager, Kendallville Lodge; Branson Rheinhard, Bluffton Lodge; Brooke Lickey, Columbia City Lodge; Beth Stroop, Kendallville Lodge; Kelcie Thomson, Wabash Lodge.