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’Busco dreams bust in final

March 5, 2011

   GARRETT — With 3:49 left and a 32-31 lead in Saturday night’s class 2A sectional championship at Garrett, Churubusco boys’ basketball was on the verge of doing something no other team in school history had done.
   However, offensive woes in the second half, where the Eagles shot 3-for-15 and scored just 11 points, helped Prairie Heights rally to deny ’Busco its first title 38-36.

Raining threes, City tops Whitko

March 4, 2011

   SYRACUSE —  When Columbia City and Whitko square off, no matter what the sport, it is always and intense affair. Friday night’s Class 3A sectional semifinal at Wawasee was no different.
   The game came down to the long and the short of things, as Columbia City’s ability to hit the long range shot and Whitko’s difficulties at the free throw line propelled the Eagles to a 57-47 win.

Win over Garrett puts Eagles closer to first title

March 4, 2011

   GARRETT — It’s happened only five other times in Churubusco boys’ basketball history with each suffering the same losing effort.
   With the help of a 50-32 sectional semifinal win at Garrett over the Railroaders Friday night, the Eagles sixth trip to a sectional championship game has a chance to be a first in the school’s history.
   ’Busco will go for its first title ever against a familiar North East Corner Conference foe it’s both lost and beaten this season.

Whitko gets chance to avenge buzzer-beating loss to City

March 3, 2011

   It’s funny how basketball doesn’t always give second chances, yet sets up opportunities for payback. A controversial moment to start the season can be settled once and for all by Whitko.  
   After winning their sectional opener Tuesday over NorthWood, 61-45, the Wildcats earned a chance to avenge a 59-58 regular season loss at the hands of Whitley County rival Columbia City 6 p.m. Friday at  the class 3A Wawasee sectional.  

’Busco aims to slow rails of Garrett

March 3, 2011

   “I certainly don’t think we’ll lack the motivation to play them.”
   Those are the only words Churubusco head coach Michael McBride could give for his team’s second chance against Garrett Friday night.
   After pulling away from Fremont Tuesday in the opening game of the class 2A Garrett sectional, the Eagles go back to the site of one of its six losses on the season.

Moss named player of year in HCAC

March 3, 2011

   GREENWOOD — Manchester College’s Jordan Moss (Columbia City H.S.) has been named the 2010-11 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and headlines the 12-member All-HCAC first and second teams.
   The junior guard led the Spartans to their third HCAC men’s basketball title and first tournament title since claiming the ICAC tournament crown in 1995. Manchester holds a 21-6 overall record heading into   NCAA tournament play Friday.

Double take: ’Cats clip Panthers, again

March 2, 2011

   SYRACUSE — What a difference four days and a healthy team makes.
   After downing the NorthWood Panthers by a 51-44 margin Friday night, the Whitko Wildcats squared off against the same Panthers in Tuesday night’s opening contest of the class 3A Wawasee sectional.
   With the team at full strength, the Wildcats used a smothering defense and hit 22-of-25 free throws to advance with a dominating 61-45 win.

Second-half slam lifts ’Busco

March 1, 2011

   GARRETT — Heading into the third quarter Tuesday’s class 2A Garrett sectional opener, Churubusco center Tyler Arrowsmith hadn’t posted a single point.
   Arrowsmith called his own number scoring all of his team-high 14 points in the second half to jump past Fremont 59-49.

VanDeWater reaches 1,000

February 28, 2011

   NAPPANEE — Not only did Friday night’s 51-44 win at NorthWood end a three-game losing streak for the Whitko boys’ basketball team but it changed the record books.
   Another Wildcat joined the best to play basketball as a Wildcat.
   With his 13-point performance against the Panthers — including a crucial three-point play with 47.9 seconds left — senior Zac VanDeWater joined the elite 1,000 point club at Whitko High School.

’Busco’s furious five cap season

February 25, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — A starting lineup full of seniors took the court for Churubusco boys’ basketball Friday night as the regular season came to a close.
   In front of a packed crowd, the Eagles seniors (Hunter Nicodemus, Kyle Monk, Tavin Herendeen, Dylan Herendeen and Jordan Turner) combined for 49 points in a drubbing of North East Corner Conference foe Eastside 77-41.

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