GIRLS HOOPS: Eagles down ‘Dogs in rivalry game

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Waterloo’s Taylor Augustine drives to the basket against Columbia on Tuesday night. For more photos from the game, click here. (Alan Dooley photo)

By ALAN DOOLEY

Columbia outlasted Waterloo in a girls high school basketball rivalry game Tuesday night at Columbia High School, 57-49.

Waterloo appeared to take control of the game early, racing out to a 9-0 lead at the start.

But Columbia found its range and drew even at 11-11 at the 7:26 mark of the second quarter.  Less than a minute later, the Eagles scored again to take a 13-11 lead, which they never relinquished the rest of the way. Columbia outscored the ‘Dogs 21-12 in the second quarter to take command.

Waterloo fought a determined battle in the opening game of a “Pack the Place” rivalry showdown that pitted the boys hoops teams in the nightcap, trailing 27-23 at the end of the half and by the same margin, 40-36, at the end of the third quarter.

Columbia (14-5) was able to widen the gap slightly in the fourth quarter by hitting its free throws, closing out the evening up 57-49.

Kaylee Bastien led the Eagles with 17 points, and turned in nice all-around numbers with six steals, five assists and six rebounds.

Taryn Pena and Kalli Farmer added 10 points in the victory.

For Waterloo (6-9), Kathryn Finnerty and Taylor Augustine each scored 18 points.

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