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COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team rebounded from a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss to New Haven last week with a win over Norwell Saturday.
The Eagles set the tone for the game from the opening possessions, stealing the ball from Norwell on its first two possessions ‚ÄĒ before the Knights could get a shot off.
‚ÄúWe set the tone early in the game that we were going to be in control of it,‚ÄĚ Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.
The Eagles had a 23-10 lead after the first quarter, and a 42-20 advantage at halftime.
It was more of the same in the third period, as Columbia City outscored Norwell 15-13.
But Benedict knew the Eagles hadn‚Äôt seen the end of the Knights. The Knights outscored Columbia City 19-8 in the final eight minutes.
‚ÄúIt happened at the end of the game and lucky for us, we had enough of a cushion,‚ÄĚ Benedict said.
The Eagles had four players ‚ÄĒ Daniel Woll (18), Austin Paul (16), Derek Hinen (12) and Drew Benedict (11) ‚ÄĒ score in double digits.
‚ÄúIt was nice to see Austin come out and attack the basket,‚ÄĚ Benedict said. ‚ÄúI think we had some really good balance.‚ÄĚ
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