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COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City came into Friday nightâs game against Norwell with expectations of a tough competition.
âWe knew they were going to be good,â Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said. âWe prepared as best as we could.â
The Lady Knights defeated Columbia City 54-30.
Norwell, which is ranked second in the Associated Press Class 3A poll, is undefeated at 6-0.
The Lady Knights beat Bluffton 74-12 and beat Homestead with a 3-pointer at the buzzer last Saturday.
The Lady Knights doubled the Lady Eaglesâ score in the first quarter, 18-9.
Norwell picked up its defensive pressure in the second quarter, only allowing four second quarter points.
The score was 32-12 at halftime.
Despite scoring 18 more points in the second half, Norwell won 54-30.
âWeâre getting better every game,â Shearer said. âNorwell is a good team.â
Emily Whiteleather snatched seven rebounds and three blocks.
âConsidering what she was up against, a Division I player, she did a great job,â Shearer said. âShe did a good job adjusting in the second half.â
Whiteleather had the task of defending Norwellâs Jessica Rupright, who has committed to Miami of Ohio next season. Whiteleather held Rupright to two field goals in the second half.
âWhiteleather did a nice job taking Jessica out of our offense,â Norwell Head Coach Eric Thornton said.
Macie Hinen went 6-for-6 in free throw shooting, leading the team in scoring along with Samara Qureshi with six.