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Columbia City handles Knights, 74-28

February 28, 2013

Columbia City’s Justin Bachelder takes a lay-up after a steal in the fourth quarter Tuesday. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

HUNTERTOWN — "You never know what's going to happen in game one," Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said after the Eagles' sectional opener against a struggling East Noble team.

There were no surprises at Carroll Wednesday night, as Columbia City took a lopsided 74-28 win over the Knights.

"Everybody had to come out ready to go," Benedict said. "I'm really happy with the way our guys came out defensively, it put us in control of the game from the get-go."

The Eagles held East Noble to only one basket, a 3-pointer, in the first eight minutes.

Columbia City, on the other hand, opened the game with five 3-pointers to take a 17-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Eagles forced three turnovers in the first 1:12 of the game — a pattern that carried throughout the game, as East Noble turned the ball over 26 times on the night. Columbia City tallied six.

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