COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Wawasee, 39-36, Tuesday night in girls basketball.
Wawasee led by four, 29-25, heading into the fourth quarter and didn’t help its cause by making just two field goals and missed five of eight free throw attempts.
City, led by 11 second-half points by Grace Schrader, made its move in the fourth, outscoring Wawasee 14-7. Hayley Urban scored all four of her points in the fourth, and Hunter Alles had five of her six points in the final frame. Carly Mabie added 12 points for the Eagles.
Casey Schroeder tied a season-high with 17 points and added three blocks for the Lady Warriors. Kabrea Rostochak had a full night, recording eight points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block. Aubrey Kuhn (7 points) and Hannah-Marie Lamle (4 points) were the only other Wawasee players to score. Wawasee as a team was also just 8-16 from the free throw line.
Wawasee, which has only won one true road game all season, falls to 8-9 overall. The chance to get another road win, however, is great with four of its last five on the road. The next chance will be Saturday at Elkhart Memorial in a Northern Lakes Conference battle. Columbia City (7-13) will visit Huntington North on Saturday.
In a mirror image of the varsity score, the JV game went to Columbia City by the 39-36 tally. Morgan Adkins paced Wawasee (4-12) with seven points, three steals and two boards while Jadison Rostochak, Madison Mottern and Abby Steiner all finished with six points. Rostochak and Mottern combined for 12 rebounds.