Columbia Middle School Girls Basketball | Team of the Week

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The Columbia Middle School 2016 eighth grade girls basketball team.
The Columbia Middle School 2016 eighth grade girls basketball team.

The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Columbia Middle School girls basketball team.

The eighth grade Eagles concluded their season with a record of 18-3 by claiming the Cahokia Conference championship Dec. 9 over Marissa. In the conference tournament, Columbia beat New Athens and Freeburg to advance to the championship game.

Four girls (Alison Carr, Ava Khoury, Kelsie Ohlendorf and Olivia Peterson) scored 100 points or more on the season, and Peterson set a school record with 247 rebounds. Pictured, front row, from left, are Maci Browne, Heidi Feix, Morgan Seals and Karli Paxton; second row: Jocelyn Fauss, Grace Janik, Kaitlyn Goedeke, Alison Carr, Kaitlyn Wilhelm, Tori Locke, Natalie Busch, Lydia Dowell and Kelsie Ohlendorf; back row: Coach Keith Jany, Ava Khoury, Olivia Peterson and Assistant Coach Amy Froess. (submitted photo)

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