Norwell trailed by two and had possession in the final seconds at Columbia City on Friday night, but even after several attempts the Knights could not inbound the ball and get off a shot before time expired giving the Eagles a 48-46 win.
Columbia City last beat Norwell in December of 2005.
Norwell led 24-23 at halftime of a game that featured five ties and 13 lead changes. Kaylee Fuelling led the Knights (7-3, 1-1 NE8) with 17 points, but none of her teammates scored in double-digits.
Haley Urban was the leading scorer for the Eagles (7-3, 2-0) with 11 points in under 10 minutes of play, while Carly Mabie scored 10. Madison Woodward and Brayden Lickey each pulled down nine rebounds for Columbia City.
EAST NOBLE 32, BELLMONT 30: At Kendallville, the score was tied 20-20 after three quarters, but East Noble's Kylie Garton scored all five of her points and Karly Kirkpatrick hit a 3-pointer to put away Bellmont (6-4, 1-1 NE8). Kirkpatrick and Carly Turner each scored eight points for the Knights (5-6, 2-0).
WOODLAN 58, BLUFFTON 47: At Woodburn, Addie Bayman scored 20 points for the Warriors (8-2, 3-0 ACAC), breaking the 1,000-career points threshold. Zoe Barger led the Tigers (2-8, 0-3 ACAC) with 23 points.
BISHOP LUERS 71, NORTHROP 65: At Bishop Luers, the Knights (3-1, 1-0 SAC) won their second straight game as DeMarcus Hudson scored 26 points and Naylon Thompson scored 19. The Bruins (1-3, 0-1), who trailed 29-28 at halftime, had four players score in double-digits. Taquay White scored 12 points and Khamani Smith scored 11.
CARROLL 71, CONCORDIA 37: At Carroll, sophomore Jalen Jackson scored 25 points, hitting eight of 10 shots and pulling down seven rebounds for the Chargers (2-0, 1-0 SAC). Richie Gross scored 16, Cody Burkey scored 12 and Sam Strycker had 10 as Carroll took a 34-20 halftime lead and shot 53.3% from the field. Isaiah Robinson led the Cadets (1-2, 0-1) with 14 points and Brayden Pearson scored 12. Concordia made 17 turnovers and shot 31.7% as a team.