Girls Basketball Sectional Championship Recap

It will be hot
It will be hot

FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – Homestead had revenge on the mind Saturday night at South Side – and the Spartans followed through. Homestead avenged last season’s sectional championship loss to South Side with a 79-70 over the Archers to advance to regionals. Freshman Karissa McLaughlin exploded for 29 points, while senior Sydney Buck added 23 of her own. The 5th ranked Spartans took a 22-16 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in advancing.

Across town at Northrop, Carroll only lead East Noble 22-21 at halftime, before the Chargers put together a 27-point fourth quarter to pull away 65-49. Madison Peterson dropped 22 points to lead Carroll, while Jacey Cauhorn did the heavy lifting for the Knights scoring 11.

In 3A action, #3 and unbeaten Garrett outlasted #5 Concordia in a match-up that felt like a state championship game. Brandi Dawson lead the way with 16 points as the Railroaders held court at home with a 49-39 win. Norwell had little trouble wrapping up the Bellmont sectional crown with a 74-61 win over Columbia City.

Canterbury continues to roll through the 2A postseason. The Cavaliers got 55 total points from Darby Maggard and Kindell Fincher as they stormed past Woodlan 83-40 to win the Bluffton sectional. At Central Noble, it was Westview besting Prairie Heights 75-55 for the championship.

In the 1A sectional at Southern Wells, the host team topped Monroe Central 55-25 in the finals. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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