2/27 Highlight Zone – Homestead Trumps North Side

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – NHC champion Homestead went into By Hey Arena and topped the SAC champion North Side Redskins 75-61 behind 25 points from McDonald’s All-American Caleb Swanigan.

North Side took a 15-10 lead to open the game, but Homestead fired right back. The Spartans put together a 24-2 run to take control and never look back.

Jordan Geist tallied 24 points for 4A no. 4 Homestead while Dana Batt added 12.

North Side was paced by Sean McGee with 21 points. Jaylen Butz added 15 while Jajuan Starks chipped in with 10.

4A no. 6 Carroll traveled to Warsaw and fell in overtime to the Tigers 48-47, snapping the Chargers’ 12-game winning streak. University of Toledo signee Chandler White led the Chargers with 16 points while Jeremy Kalonji added 14. Rashaan Jackson paced the Tigers with 15 points while Kyle Mangas had 13.

At Kilmer Court Malik Williams led the way with 17 points as 4A no. 13 Snider downed visiting Marion 62-58. Jessie Bates and Jaylin Fowler each added 14 points, while Devlyn Williams tallied 10.

In other games involving SAC teams Concordia bested Columbia City 52-47 while Austin Boucher’s 23 points led South Side over Bishop Luers 58-54.

Churubusco turned “Turtle Town” into “Title Town” on Friday night, as the 2A no. 9 Eagles beat Eastside 69-39 to clinch a share of the NECC regular season championship for the first time in program history. The Eagles finish 10-1 in NECC play, tying with Fairfield for the conference title as the Falcons defeated Central Noble on Friday night.

Fans in Garrett saw a record-breaking performance from Justin McCoy, as the Garrett senior set a Bateman Gymnasium record with 43 points in leading the Railroaders over West Noble 76-50. McCoy breaks the old record of 41 points set by Doug Shippy in 1984.

3A no. 4 Leo got back on track as the Lions defeated East Noble 76-65. David Hardin led the way for the Lions, scoring 33 points on 8-of-10 shooting from behind the arc. Dylan Barrow added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions.

At Huntington North the host Vikings beat 3A no. 16 Norwell 50-46 as Hunter Hollowell tallied 18 points in the win. Austin Hayden paced Norwell with 13 points.

1A no. 7 Blackhawk Christian went to Monroeville and came back with a 66-37 win over Heritage.





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