Columbia, Waterloo boys post Friday night wins

Columbia’s Michael Hunsaker shoots a free throw in Friday’s win over Wesclin. Hunsaker went 4-4 from the free throw line and led the team with 24 points on the night. (Teryn Schaefer photo)

Back on track?

So it seemed for the Columbia High School boys basketball team on Friday night in its home opener against Wesclin. The Eagles, who lost to the Warriors by 18 points in their last game prior to Friday’s, defeated Wesclin, 72-30.

Columbia (2-3, 1-0 in the Cahokia Conference) held Wesclin (2-3, 0-1) to just four points the entire first half, going into the locker room up 34-4, with its offense prevailing and its defense keeping the Warriors in check. The Eagles’ Michael Hunsaker scored 13 points by the 5:50 mark in the second quarter, finishing the game with 24 points and shooting 9-for-14 from the field. Cole Foster was back in the line-up for the Eagles for the first time all season due to injury. He scored 12 points while teammates Connor Mallinckrodt and Adam Babb each scored 10 and 8 points respectively.

Meanwhile, the Waterloo Bulldogs (4-2, 2-1 in the Mississippi Valley Conference) won their third game in a row on the road against conference foe Triad (2-5, 1-1), 43-34. Waterloo trailed the entire game, until they pulled ahead in the fourth quarter outscoring the Knights 16-4.

Other boys basketball scores for Friday night include:

  • New Athens/Valmeyer    L 61-30
  • Lebanon/Dupo    L 60-57
  • Red Bud/Central    L 66-33

Gibault boys basketball will play Nashville on the road on Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

To view and purchase photos from Columbia’s game against Wesclin, click here.

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