FORT WAYNE – It was a very good day Friday for the Homestead girls basketball team, at least until mighty Bedford North Lawrence showed up.
The Class 4A No. 3 Spartans (10-1) were no match for the unbeaten Class 4A No. 1 Stars in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Classic in New Castle, losing 64-39.
Bedford North Lawrence is pretty good, Homestead coach Rod Parker said. We didnt play great, but they were unbelievable on the offensive end. They were hitting on all cylinders today.
Josie Fisher scored 13 points to lead the Spartans. Karissa McLaughlin, Sydney Buck and Grace German had seven apiece. Dominique McBryde and Jenna Allen led Bedford North Lawrence with 18 apiece.
In the morning game, the Spartans rolled over Rushville 91-53. Buck scored 29 points, Fisher 16 and McLaughlin 11. The Spartans shot 55 percent (32 of 58).
CARROLL 47, INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA 45: In a Carroll Shoot-Out game at Columbia City, the Chargers nearly let a 25-13 halftime lead slip but hung on to win. Chandler White scored 18 points and Jeremy Kalonji 10 for the Chargers.
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA 53, HUNTINGTON NORTH 44: Scecina outscored the Vikings 30-14 in the second half to win in Carroll Shootout pool play at Columbia City.
Caleb Landrum scored 14 points and Kyle Platt 10 for the Vikings.
CARROLL 66, HUNTINGTON NORTH 53: The Chargers broke it open with an 18-9 fourth quarter in Carroll Shootout pool play at Columbia City.
Chandler White scored 24 points and Jeremy Kalonji 10 for the Chargers. Keaton Irwin led Huntington North with 14.
FREMONT 65, CARLETON (Mich.) AIRPORT 21: In the Coldwater (Mich.) Tournament, Fremont led 20-7 after a quarter and never looked back. Shae Rhonehouse scored 19 points and Miranda White 18 for Fremont.
AL SMITH INVITATIONAL: Bellmont stands fourth with 117.5 points after the first day of the Al Smith Invitational at Mishawaka. The Braves trail Penn (169), Merrillville (130.4) and Warren Central (126.5) and have advanced Daniel Gunsett (120 pounds) and Bryce Baumgartner (160) to the semifinals.
Garrett has 72 points, Warsaw 62, Prairie Heights 46 and West Noble 45 among other participating area schools.