FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team fell to Bishop Dwenger Tuesday night in a contest that was largely decided at the free-throw line.
The Lady Eagles were 8-for-12 from the charity stripe as a team in the 46-41 loss, but the Saints were 25-for-32, including a crucial 8-for-8 second quarter, when Dwenger took the lead for good. The trips to the line marred an otherwise good defensive effort by Columbia City.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City boys basketball stand-out Drew Benedict scored 27 points for the second game in a row, leading the 2-0 Eagles to a 59-49 victory over Warsaw Saturday.
Columbia City had three players with double-digit scoring ‚ÄĒ Derek Hinen and Mason Coverstone assisted Benedict with a combined 27 points as well.
Hinen and Coverstone helped the Eagles jump out to a 5-0 lead ‚ÄĒ scoring on Columbia City‚Äôs first two possessions.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City was on fire from the tip-off in Whitley County‚Äôs boys basketball season opener against Whitko Wednesday.
The Eagles shot 90 percent in 3-pointers in the opening half en route to a lopsided 69-26 win over their county rivals. Mason Coverstone sparked Columbia City, hitting the first of nine Eagle 3-pointers in the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A very young Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad kicked off its 2012-13 season Tuesday night with one of only three home meets.
The Eagles hosted perennial Northeast Hoosier Conference powerhouse Bel-lmont.
Columbia City fell behind early, but ran off a string of three straight wins.
Despite the run, the Eagles still fell to the Braves by a 51-19 score.
Columbia City fielded a lineup that included five freshmen who saw their first high school varsity experience.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After nearly a complete turn-around of last week‚Äôs Columbia City girls basketball game ‚ÄĒ when the Lady Eagles had 38 turnovers and lost by more than 20 points to Snider ‚ÄĒ Columbia City came within two seconds of a win over Marion Saturday.
Despite Macie Hinen‚Äôs comeback ‚ÄĒ scoring twice in the final minute to take a three-point lead ‚ÄĒ Marion scored twice in the final four seconds to win, 43-40.
Emily Whiteleather led Columbia City in scoring and rebounds with a double-double, 10 points and 15 rebounds.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ While Churubusco‚Äôs football season seemingly ended the same as it did last year ‚ÄĒ a lopsided loss at Bishop Luers.
But Friday‚Äôs 21-0 score is hardly comparable to last season‚Äôs 34-7 loss to the Knights.
The Eagles held the score to a one-possession game for the first 39 minutes of play, had several threatening offensive drives and a defense that forced Luers to multiple 4th-and-longs. The Knights were scoreless for two quarters, only reaching the end zone in the final seven minutes.