COLUMBIA CITY — In a game where Columbia City was likely favored at home, even Vegas might have had a hard time figuring out the makings of the 89-66 City boys basketball win over Wawasee Tuesday night.
Wawasee had its best opening quarter of the season by far, scoring 36 points in the frame. The Warriors canned nine three-pointers from six different players and held a 12-point advantage after eight minutes. But the movement to the second quarter saw a dramatic downfall in scoring output for the Warriors. Scoring just 16 points in the second quarter, Wawasee still held a 52-48 lead heading into the lockerroom.
A frigid shooting second half had the Warriors make just 5-27 shot attempts and score 14 points, which both Daniel Woll and Derek Hinen each outscored in the second half themselves.
Woll led the Eagles (7-0 overall) with 34 points and had 16 in the second half while Hinen finished with 29 points, scoring 17 points in the back half of the game. Led by the marksmanship of Woll, who was a perfect 14-14 from the floor and added six rebounds to his night, and the 14-18 shooting performance from Hinen to go with his eight boards and five steals, the Eagles were 36-47 overall (77 percent) from the floor for the game. City missed just two shots from inside the arc, but were 1-9 from downtown in its only scribble of the night.
Wawasee (3-4) had 15 points from Alex Clark and 13 points from Ryndan Aaron.
The Columbia City JV beat Wawasee 59-36 to open the night.
Columbia City will prepare for the Fort Wayne Carroll Shootout beginning Dec. 28 while Wawasee will hit the road Friday for a date at Mishawaka.