ANNVILLE — Roll Tide.
After a sluggish start, Columbia played a spirited, up-tempo second half, and the Crimson Tide kept a firm grip on its lofty District Three Class 2A ranking Friday night, rallying past Annville-Cleona 48-36 for a Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Five victory.
Columbia (5-1 league, 6-2 overall) remained alone in second place in the section chase and atop the D3-2A rankings, overcoming a 23-16 halftime deficit with a game-ending 15-3 blitz to overtake the Dutchmen.
A-C (4-2, 4-4) needed a win to remain on Columbia's heels in the section chase; the Dutchmen and the Tide are still looking up at Lancaster Mennonite, which is in the driver's seat with a 7-0 league mark.
"We weren't playing as aggressive as them in the first half," said Columbia junior Morgan Bigler, who scored 12 points. "So in the second half, we had to be aggressive, make shots, and just play better together as a team."
Done, done and done.