FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A semi-state win didn’t derail the Homestead girls basketball team from staying on track of its goal. The Spartans have returned to practice with an IHSAA championship in their grasp.
Homestead will play in its first 4A state championship game Saturday in Indianapolis. That’s where the Spartans will face Columbus North with the winner getting the state crown.
Despite being separeted in oppostite halves of the bracket, the two schools have some history. Columbus North defeated Homestead back on December 30, 86-75.
In the December match-up, Columbus North’s Ali Patsberg put up a triple-double with 34 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. Patsberg is the biggest reason Columbus North is 27-1 on the sesaon and playing for a state championship.
Patsberg is a Miss Indiana Basketball candidate and the focus at Homestead’s practice on defense.
Homestead, who is 26-2, advanced to the championship game with a 66-52 win Saturday at Crown Point, where the Spartans beat Merrillville.
A win over Columbus North would be the first basketball championship in school history.