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Eagles Win Holiday Tourney

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Columbia’s Jackson Holmes played over the top of the competition to propel the Eagles to winning the title of this year’s Columbia - Freeburg Holiday Tournament. In the tourney’s four games, the junior amassed 76 points, 30 rebounds and 15 blocked shots.  		          - photo by Bob Haentzler
Columbia’s Jackson Holmes played over the top of the competition to propel the Eagles to winning the title of this year’s Columbia - Freeburg Holiday Tournament. In the tourney’s four games, the junior amassed 76 points, 30 rebounds and 15 blocked shots. - photo by Bob Haentzler

‘Defense wins championships’ is an adage that has been around since the dawn of sports. It rang true for Columbia’s basketball team as the boys in blue won this year’s Columbia-Freeburg Holiday Tournament (played at CHS). In the title game, the Eagles outscored Marquette (Alton) 39-35, routing the Explorers who had won the previous titles. …

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