Tyler Smith led Wawasee with six points while Tim Conley added five points and Carter Jones and Allen Miller had four points each. Wawasee could not catch Columbia City in part to its free throw struggles, making just three of eight attempts.
Jordan Bechtold led Columbia City with eight points.
Wawasee will return to the freshman court Dec. 2 against West Noble. The Wawasee JV and varsity will open play Tuesday night at Fairfield. Columbia City opens its junior varsity and varsity slates Wednesday at Whitko.