FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The North Side boys and Snider girls both finished off a perfect season in the SAC on Friday night as the Redskins topped Bishop Dwenger and the Panthers bested Bishop Luers.
By beating Bishop Dwenger 77-45 and finishing 7-0 in SAC play North Side becomes the first team in SAC history to go undefeated in league play for two consecutive years.
In other SAC boys action, Malik Williams netted 20 points as Snider beat Bishop Luers 79-53 in the Highlight Zone “Game of the Week,” Northrop rallied to beat Concordia 48-43 behind 21 points from Jagger Surface, while South Side bested Wayne 79-75 with Trae Masten’s 20 points pacing the Archers.
The Snider girls were led by Deja Wimby and Kyla Covington with 20 points apiece as the Panthers beat Luers 80-56 to finish 7-0 in the SAC.
In more SAC girls action Concordia edged a scrappy Northrop team 50-46 in overtime thanks to 19 points and 11 rebounds from DeJour Young. Sh’Toya Sanders tallied 17 points and 16 rebounds while Shayla Sutorious added 18 points as Wayne edged South Side 62-60, and Bishop Dwenger overcame a slow first quarter to beat North Side 73-50.
Churubusco moved to 7-0 in NECC play with a 67-46 win at Lakeland. The Eagles were led by Paul Forman with 24 points while Beau Barkley added 13.
Manchester beat Northfield 70-58 to improve to a league-league 5-1 in the Three Rivers Conference.
In NCC play, Huntington North is still looking for its first conference win of the season after falling Friday night 73-59 to Kokomo. Luke Stroud led the Vikings wiht 23 points while Konner Platt added 17. Jordan Matthews led the Wildkats with 30 points.
In girls basketball 2A no. 1 Canterbury fell at home to 4A no. 12 Mount Vernon by a score of 63-43. Darby Maggard and Alexa Habig led the Cavaliers with 11 points while the team combined to shoot just 34-percent from the field. Olivia Coleman led the Marauders with 20 points and 17 rebounds.
Down in Ossian Huntington North upset 3A no. 10 Norwell 52-49.