12/9 Highlight Zone – SAC doubleheaders tip-off

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Snider boys basketball team opened their season with a 57-51 win over Wayne on Friday night at Kilmer Court on the first night of SAC double headers on the Highlight Zone.

Keondre Brown led the Panthers with 16 points as new head coach Jeremy Rauch notched his first win. Louisville recruit Malik Williams tallied 15 points and 15 rebounds for Snider while Jordan Gorman netted 11 points. Wayne was paced by Craig Young with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Kylon Jarreau added 13 points and Demarea Dial chipped in with 12 points.

At By Hey Arena 4A no. 7 North Side topped rival South Side 86-70. Keion Brooks Jr., who sat out the first half, led the Legends with 17 points while DePaul recruit Jaylen Butz and fellow senior Davontae Kinnie each had 16. Trejean Didier led the Archers with 32 points.

4A no. 8 Homestead moved to 4-0 on the season by topping Bishop Dwenger 64-57. Brandon Durnell led the Spartans with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Parker Magnes tallied 17 points, and Jack Ferguson netted 12. Dwenger was led by Conlan Martin with 19 points.

Jacob Redding led the way with 21 points and six assists as Carroll went on the road to defeat Concordia 77-58. Riley Perlich added 13 points for Carroll, Jared Hofer 12, and Arius Jones 10. Concordia was paced by Alec Bartkowiak’s 13 points, Larson Ashford and Adam Gottschalk each had 12, while Kamari Anderson-Drew netted 10.

Anton Berry recorded a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead Bishop Luers to a 62-55 win at Mark Schoeff Gymnasium over host Northrop. J.J. Foster Jr.scored 14 points while Ray Walker Jr. added 10 for Luers. Northrop’s Richard Robertson led all scorers with 23 points while teammate Neeko Braster tallied 15.

Newly minted 1A no. 1 Blackhawk Christian bested Elkhart Christian Academy 78-70 in a game played at Grace College. The Braves are now 3-1 on the season and will host Woodlan tomorrow.

Up in Angola the host Hornets got 20 points from Jake Honer on the way to a 62-35 win over NECC rival Garrett. Myles Turner added 15 points for Angola. Dillon McCann scored 11 to lead Garrett.

Playing in the Border Battles Tournament at Spiece Fieldhouse Horizon Christian Academy bested Hudsonville 101-61 behind a big night from sophomore Sydney Curry. Curry scored 26 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and blocked four shots. Ozzie Johnson added 21 points and 15 rebounds for Horizon.

In girls hoops 3A no. 5 Concordia survived a strong effort from Carroll in defeating the Chargers 51-44. Shania Kelly led the Cadets with 16 points. Julia Miller scored 10 to pace the Chargers.

4A no. 1 Homestead had little trouble with Bishop Dwenger, as Florida recruit Karissa McLaughlin scored 28 points to lead the Spartans to a 82-36 win. Bowling Green recruit Madisen Parker netted 23 points for the Spartans. Olivia Sterba scored eight points to lead the Saints while Ellen Ross tallied seven points and seven rebounds. Homestead improved to 4-0 in the SAC with the win.

South Side kept pace atop the SAC with Homestead as the Archers handily defeated North Side 54-26. Jaci Jones led South with 14 points while Taniece Chapman added 12. Laquisha Ruth was the only North Side player in double-figures with 11 points.

At Northrop the host Bruins took down Bishop Luers 61-48. Northrop improves to 5-4 overall and 2-2 in SAC play. Luers falls to 3-7 overall and 1-3 in league action.

Fans at Kilmer Court saw Kyra Covington put up 20 points to lead Snider over Wayne 67-23. Hannah Barnes scored 13 points while Allana Hurst added 10 for the Panthers.

2A no. 1 Whitko went on the road and dispatched TRC rival Manchester 52-27. Brianna Cumberland led the Wildcats with 12 points while Xavier recruit Aly Reiff scored 11 as Whitko moved to 10-0 with the win.