The Columbia High School boys and girls basketball teams continued their respective dominance over cross-county rival Waterloo during Tuesday’s annual “Pack the Place” showdown at Waterloo High School.
In the boys game, Eagles senior Jordan Holmes poured in a game-high 24 points to lead his team to a 65-51 victory.
The game was close at halftime, with Columbia leading 35-29. But the Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 16-5 in the third quarter to pull away.
Jon Peterson added 15 points and seven rebounds and Riley Hubler scored 12 points for the Eagles.
Columbia (10-6) shot 49 percent from the floor for the game.
Ross Schrader led Waterloo with 19 points, including a trio of three-pointers. Eli Dodd added 16 points for the ‘Dogs, who dropped to 5-12 on the season.
Waterloo has lost eight straight games to Columbia, the last win coming during the 2013-14 season.
CHS girls blast Bulldogs
In the opening game of Tuesday’s rivalry showdown, the Columbia girls coasted to a 62-35 win over Waterloo. The Eagles (13-6) have now won 10 of their last 11 games.
Columbia flew out to a 39-18 halftime lead and never looked back.
Sophia Bonaldi scored 21 points to lead the Eagles. Sydney Luedeman scored 15 points for the Bulldogs, who dropped to 2-13 on the season.
Columbia plays at Breese Central on Thursday. Waterloo hosts Jerseyville on Thursday.