Homestead, Dwenger Fall in Semi-State

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Homestead’s first ever trip to semi-state ended with a loss. Despite 22 points and 13 rebounds from sophomore center Caleb Swanigan, the Spartans saw their season come to an end, falling to Lake Central 79-57. LC’s defense was the story, holding Homestead to just 31 percent shooting (Swanigan was 8-of-20), while shooting 48 percent from the floor themselves. The Spartans finish the year with a 20-8 record.

Across the state at Huntington North, Bishop Dwenger also came up short in its bid to reach the state championship game. Playing in their first semi-state final since 1996, the Saints were upended by 3A No. 3 Bowman Academy 85-71. Dwenger fell behind 49-28 at the half after the Eagles swarming defense forced the Saints into a litany of turnovers. A huge second half surge keyed by Grady Eifert (game-high 21 points), brought Dwenger within five points, before the Eagles finished off strong to secure a berth in next week’s 3A state championship game.

In the 2A showdown earlier in the day, Westview punched its first ticket to state since 2000 with a 65-58 win over Lewis Cass. The Warriors were lead by 19 points from Chandler Aspy and 18 more from Jordyn Bontraeger. Westview meets Park Tudor in next Saturday’s 2A state final. 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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