SYRACUSE – After Wawasee earned one of its bigger wins in recent program lore Friday night, Tuesday was another story.
Mitchell Wilson dropped in 21 points and Columbia City made 8-10 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off the Warriors, 46-38, at the Hardwood Teepee.
Wilson had 13 points in the first half, fueled by three bombs in the first quarter. He then scored his final eight points in the fourth quarter, hitting 4-6 from the line and another three-pointer. Ethan Christen and Michael Sievers added six points each and 11 combined rebounds in the victory.
Wawasee had a pair of scorers in double figures, Trevon Coleman finishing with 12 points and Bennett Hoffert with 11 points, his season high. The remainder of the roster, however, were just 4-21 from the floor. The team as a whole was 5-26 from three-point range, Hoffert making three of those.
Jacob Hand had nine points and five boards, Aaron Evans had five rebounds and five assists, and Jairus Boyer added seven rebounds.
The Warriors ended the Northern Lakes Conference’s longest ever losing skid of 42 games Friday night with an eight-point win at Warsaw, which ended Warsaw’s 21-game conference winning streak.
The Wawasee JV won the night’s opener, 41-38.
Wawasee (2-4) will head into winter break with its next endeavor its home tournament on Dec. 29, opening with Knox and getting either South Bend St. Joe or Northridge in the night game. The Wawasee-Knox game will open the day at 10 a.m. with St. Joe and Northridge to follow. The consolation game is at 6 p.m. with the championship to follow.