FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For the second time in two weeks, the Homestead (11-1) boys beat their county rival. Saturday’s 48-39 win over Carroll (9-2) was for the Holiday Hoops Tournament Championship.
Homestead has now won seven straight games over the Chargers.
Caleb Swanigan scored 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds for Homestead. Swanigan was also playing in front of Purdue coach Matt Painter, who made the trip to northeast Indiana for a second straight day.
The Chargers and Spartans were tied at 19 at the half, before Swanigan led Homestead to the win. The Spartan senior had multiple three-point plays in the second half. Two came the old-fashioned way, where Swanigan was fouled and then made his free throw. He also sank a three-point shot.
Tahj Curry added a dozen points for Homestead.
Carroll’s Jacob Redding and Kyle Mallers each had 12 points in the loss.
Carroll’s Chandler White became the school’s all-time leading scorer during the Chargers’ semi-final win over Hamilton Southeastern. Click here to see White make the basket. White scored 25 points Friday night, which put the senior two points shy entering Saturday’s game.
Columbia City took third place in this year’s tournament with a 53-49 win over Hamilton Southeastern.
The following is a list of other boys basketball scores from the day.
Snider 68, DeKalb 62 (2ot)
Leo 59, Concordia 56
Bishop Luers 52, Guerin Catholic 44
Northridge 57, South Side 53
Bishop Dwenger 52, Hamilton Heights 51 – Saints finished 7th in this year’s tournament at Richmond
North Side 56, Connersville 46 – Redskins finished 9th in this year’s tournament at Richmond
Valparaiso 56, Norwell 32
Bellmont 72, North Newton 41 – Braves win this year’s North Miami tournament
Horizon Christian 62, Huntington Home School 60 – Horizon Christian’s Keonte Jenkins surpasses 2,100 career points
Garrett 62, Hamilton 22
Heritage 55, Eastside 50
Prairie Heights 58, West Noble 53
Randolph Southern 53, Southern Wells 40
Central Noble 54, Caston 41 – Chargers take 3rd in this year’s tournament at Caston
In girls hoops, Homestead won the 2015 Greenfield-Central Tournament Championship. The Spartans won the title with a 73-42 win over the host school.
Homestead, which now owns a 15-1 record, was led by Karissa McLaughlin who scored 23 points in the Spartans’ 88-61 semi-final win over Lebanon. The sophomore followed up that performance with 25 points in the title game.
The following is a list of scores in girls basketball from Saturday.
North Miami 43, Adams Central 41
Bluffton 34, Bellmont 14
Garrett 55, Hamilton 19
Fort Recovery (OH) 41, Jay County 24
Warsaw 57, LaPorte 50
Huntington North 46, Northfield 40
Northridge 49, South Side 43
Chesterton 54, South Adams 45 – Starfires finish 2nd in home tournament
Eastside 42, Rossville 38 – Blazers finish 3rd at South Adams tournament
DeKalb 50, Tipton 41 – Barons finish 3rd at this year’s Goshen tournament
Concord 54, Lakeland 40 – Lakers finish 4th in home invitational
Tippecanoe Valley 58, West Noble 42 – Chargers take 2nd in Lakeland Invitational