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Eagles blow past Bellmont, 52-27: Bachelder nets 21 in sectional opener

March 5, 2014

Columbia City’s Justin Bachelder scored 21 points against Bellmont Tuesday night in the Eagles’ sectional opener.

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s boys basketball team lived to play another day Tuesday night with an impressive 52-27 win over Bellmont in the sectional opener at Norwell.

After only topping the Braves 39-38 in the regular season, the Eagles took a lopsided victory Tuesday, building on their lead throughout the game to pull ahead.

Columbia City took a 15-7 advantage in the first quarter, with points from its top three scorers — Brachen Hazen (6) Mason Coverstone (6) and Justin Bachelder — including three 3-pointers.

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