Wittenbrink reaches 1,000 career points

Columbia’s Savannah Wittenbrink is announced as a starter at a game a few weeks ago. Wittenbrink reached 1,000 career points Monday night. (Teryn Schaefer photo)

Columbia senior Savannah Wittenbrink needed 15 points on Monday against Carlyle to reach her 1,000 point mark for her high school career. Wittenbrink ended the night leading her team with 15 points exactly.

It has been said that the three sport athlete’s best sport isn’t even basketball. She has received accolades in, most notably, volleyball and softball, as well as, her third team All-State and a unanimous all-conference selection in basketball last season.

Wittenbrink’s 15 points, however, wouldn’t be enough to earn her team a victory on the road Monday night. The Eagles (16-6) fell to Carlyle (20-4), 45-41.

Wittenbrink also had four steals and 12 rebounds against the Indians. Her teammates Megan Biscan had eight points and Calli Germain led the team with three assists.

In other girls basketball news…

The Waterloo Bulldogs (8-9, 2-5 in the Mississippi Valley Conference) are coming off a Monday night loss to Mascoutah. They defeating cross-county rivals, the Valmeyer Pirates (7- 12), 42-27, over the weekend and fell to conference foe Mascoutah (11-10, 5-2), 51-39 Monday.

Waterloo will face Gibault (11-9) on Thursday, who is on a three game losing streak. The Hawks fell to Freeburg, 58-36, last Thursday and turned around and lost to Roxana, 69-41, Monday.

The Valmeyer girls will host their last home game of the season Thursday against Dupo (0- 20). The Pirates do not have any seniors and will, therefore, not be hosting a senior night.

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