FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Concordia girl’s basketball team is in the driver’s seat after Friday’s 49-43 win over Snider. The win moved the Cadets to 5-0 in the SAC.
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Concordia had built a nice 30-18 lead at the half, but the Panthers would claw back into the game in the third, outscoring the Cadets 18-9 in the quarter.
Then in the fourth, Snider’s Deja Wimby would score two of her team-high 16 points to bring the Panthers within two. However, Concordia would squeak out the win. De’Jour Young would score inside late in the game to help seal the victory. Young also had 16 points in the Cadets’ win.
Also on Friday night, Bishop Luers improved to 4-1 in the SAC, with a 72-50 win over Wayne. The Knights will need some help though if they want a shot at the conference crown. The team lost to Concordia earlier in the season.
Elsewhere, Northrop came up with a two point win over Bishop Dwenger, 51-49, and South Side took down rival North Side, 70-49. Siera Miranda led the Archers with 24 points.
The SAC boy’s title chase continues to run through North Side. The Redskins improved to 5-0 in conference play by getting past South Side, 63-52.
It was a tightly contested game, filled with some high-rising dunks. North Side’s Mike Davis would go up for a two-handed flush late in the first quarter. And in the second, South Side’s Nate Thomas would do the same thing on a break-away. Thomas’s jam was good enough to earn him the Highlight Zone’s Play of the Week.
The Redskins still have Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger to face this regular season.
At the end of Friday, the SAC has five teams with 3-2 conference records. Wayne took down Luers, 81-72. Both teams are 3-2, as are Snider and Dwenger after both teams picked up wins.
The Panthers beat Concordia, 66-40. Meanwhile, the Saints were a 56-40 winner over Northrop.
The Homestead girl’s basketball team has claimed at least a share of the NHC title, after its 87-16 win at Bellmont. The Spartans, who are 6-0 in conference play, were led by Karissa McLaughlin’s 25 points. Sydney Buck followed that up with 16 points of her own.
East Noble and DeKalb also have a chance to claim part of the title. The Knights beat Carroll Friday, 64-56. DeKalb’s game with Columbia City was postponed due to weather.
Norwell also a winner in the NHC Friday, 59-44 over New Haven.
In the ACAC, the boy’s conference leader is Adams Central, after the Jets 42-28 win over Bluffton. The Jets are currently the only team at 3-1 in the conference.
Blackhawk’s two high school teams also picked up wins Friday at Lakewood Park Christian. The girl’s team won a close one, 66-63, while the boy’s managed a 15-point win, 62-47.