FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Homestead topped rival Carroll to headline a dunk-filled edition of The Highlight Zone.
On the opening night of NHC boys play the host Spartans topped Carroll 46-34. Colgate University signee Dana Batt led the way with 16 for Homestead, while Jordan Geist tallied 11 points and Caleb Swanigan eight points and 10 rebounds while battling foul trouble. Kyle Mallers tallied 15 points to pace the Chargers.
In other NHC play DeKalb downed Norwell 67-53 behind 17 points from Cole Hartman, Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen registered 17 points and 15 rebounds as the Eagles topped East Noble 47-30, while New Haven had no trouble in Decatur, beating Bellmont 76-48.
In SAC boys play North Side improved to 2-0 in conference play as Sean McGee tallied 26 points in the Redskins’ win 66-54 win over Northrop. Snider’s standout sophomore Malik Williams racked up 21 points as the Panthers topped Wayne 61-38. Austin Boucher’s 17 points led South Side to a 58-55 victory over Wayne. Paxton Bergdoll led Concordia with 15 points as the Cadets beat Bishop Luers 57-47.
SAC girls action saw defending champ Concordia move to 2-0 in the conference as the Cadets bested Bishop Luers 56-39 behind 15 points apiece from DeJour Young and Erin Adair. Snider also moved to 2-0 in league play with a 71-62 victory over Wayne as Western Michigan signee Deja Wimby racked up 26 points and nine rebounds. Dwenger’s Greta Winkeljohn scored 25 points as the Saints beat South Side 68-56, while Northrop topped North Side 49-27 as the Bruins earned their first win of the season.
In double-header action between Canterbury and Blackhawk Christian the 2A no. 2 Cavaliers won the girls game 64-45 while 1A no. 4 Blackhawk staged a furious comeback to win 75-72.
In an ACAC boys barn-burner, Leo’s David Hardin nailed a tie-breaking three-pointer with just over two minutes left to propel the Lions to a 44-41 win. Adam Davison led the Lions with 15 points.
In NCC play, Huntington North dropped to 0-2 in the conference with a 66-52 loss against Richmond. Hunter Hollowell led the Vikings with 14 points.