GIRLS HOOPS: Eagles down ‘Dogs in rivalry game

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


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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