Fans in Columbia Cityâ€™s student section agonize over the Eaglesâ€™ difficult one-point loss in the sectional semifinal last week. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
HUNTERTOWN â€” Puzzled. Frustrated. Confused. Melancholy. Dumbfounded.
Thatâ€™s how many fans felt in the final seconds of Columbia Cityâ€™s last game of the season against DeKalb.
A week after the blow, many Eagle followers are still scratching their heads â€” what happened?
The Eagles suffered a difficult, one-point loss to the Barons in the sectional semifinal last Friday after an extremely rare call by the referees in the last 2.5 seconds â€” a â€śblarge.â€ť
A blarge is a slang term used by officials, when a block and charge are called at the same time.
Columbia City secured a 45-44 advantage, and with 11.9 seconds left, DeKalb had possession of the ball.
Then it was the clash of two Austins.
Baron Austin Macy drove to the hoop, and Columbia Cityâ€™s Austin Paul, who led the team with 12 drawn charges on the season, got in position to take another one.
To read the rest of this story, see the March 8 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.
View more articles in: