Lady Eagles win on senior night

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City seniors Megan Deutsch and Hannah Schnorr finished their final basketball game at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Saturday in prime fashion.The Lady Eagles seniors combined for 19 points to win the Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up over New Haven, 64-37.The game didn’t start the way it finished. New Haven jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first two minutes of the game.But it wouldn’t last long, as Deutsch, Macie Hinen, Alyssa Hansen and Aubrey Wright worked together to outscore New Haven 12-2 in the last five minutes of the first quarter to take a 14-9 lead.Schnorr opened the second period with a field goal in the first 10 seconds, and also hit a 3-pointer before the half.The Lady Eagles posted one of their strongest offensive performances in the second quarter, with seven different players combining for 24 points in eight minutes.Columbia City held a 38-23 advantage at the half.As the Lady Eagles’ lead continued to increase in the second half, Columbia City’s bench was able to pick up some varsity playing time.All 10 players in the Lady Eagles’ scorebook put points on the scoreboard Saturday, led by Emily Whiteleather with 16, including 11 in the second half to help Columbia City to its 64-37 win.The Lady Eagles are preparing for a rematch with Carroll in the opening round of sectionals next week.For a more in-depth look at this story, see the Jan. 28 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.