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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:40 pm

High Schools

Freeman, Garcia, Starks named to Indiana girls basketball Junior All-Stars


The IndyStar Indiana girls basketball Junior All-Stars were announced Tuesday.

Central Noble's Sydney Freeman was named to the North Group and Concordia's Carissa Garcia and Homestead's Sylare Starks were named to the Central Group. 

The coaches for the junior all-stars have not been announced, yet. The teams will play the Kentucky Junior All-Stars on June 1 and 2 and one game against the Indiana All-Stars on June 6 (sites to be announced). 

The North Group and Central Group will join the Core Group for one game each against the Kentucky Juniors or the Indiana Seniors. The night and opponent for the groups will be determined later, according to a release. 

Joining Freeman, a 5-foot-7 guard and Ball State commit, in the North Group is Tai-Yanna Jackson (East Chicago Central), Morgan Litwiller (Northridge), Emma Nolan and Sophia Nolan (Marquette Catholic) and Riley Ott (LaPorte). 

In the Central Group joining Garcia and Starks is Jordyn Barga (Monroe Central), Cyndi Dodd (Warren Central), Amaya Hamilton (Hamilton Southeastern) and Cameron Tabor (New Castle). 

In the Core Group is Jorie Allen (Bedford North Lawrence), Shaila Beeler (Warren Central), Rikki Harris (North Central), Lilly Hatton (North Harrison), Maddie Nolan (Zionsville) and Hannah Noveroske (Michigan City). The core group will play in all three games. 

In the South Group is Addy Blackwell (Bloomington South), Trinity Brady (Lawrence North), Savaya Brockington (North Central), Kinnidy Garrard (Pike), Makinzi Meurer (North Knox) and Grace Waggoner (Vincennes Rivet). 

Boys basketball

DEKALB 67, SNIDER 64: At East Noble, Logan Kruse led the Barons with 22 points and 11 rebounds and Dalton Smith added 12 points in the Class 4A sectional. It's the first sectional win for DeKalb since 2013.

Keondre Brown scored 25 points, Dillon Duff had 14 and Jonqwell Lee 12 for the Panthers (6-16). 

DeKalb (11-12) will face North Side in Friday's 6 p.m. semifinal.

WAYNE 54, JAY COUNTY 38: At Huntington North, Craig Young scored 12 and Dillon Redding added 10 for the Generals (16-6) in the Class 4A sectional win. Wayne will face host Huntington North in Friday's 6 p.m. semifinal. 

Cole Stigleman scored 10 to lead the Patriots (14-10). 

CHURUBUSCO 38, EASTSIDE 34: At South Adams, Jackson Paul scored 11 points to lead the defending 2A sectional champion Eagles. Churubusco (12-11) faces Canterbury in Friday's 7:30 p.m. semifinal. 

Aaron Dean and Caleb Ballentine each scored 10 points for the Blazers (10-13).

BLUFFTON 52, ADAMS CENTRAL 37: At South Adams, Johnathan Irwin and Max Corle each scored 15 points and Rylie Johnston added 10 for the Tigers (9-14). Bluffton will face the host Starfires in Friday's semifinal. 

Johnny Carroll led the Flying Jets (11-12) with 13 points. 

BREMEN 62, WHITKO 53: At Westview, River West led the Wildcats with 30 points in the loss.

Ryan Caldwell scored 20, Justin Zumbrun added 14 and Jacob Wunder 10 for the Lions. Defending 2A sectional champion Central Noble will begin its quest to repeat with the 6 p.m. semifinal against Bremen.

LAKEWOOD PARK 49, FREMONT 35: At Hamilton, the defending 1A sectional champion Panthers (7-18) were led by Andrew Lyons' 16 points, Josh Pike's 13 points and Zach Krafft's 11 points. Lakewood Park will face hosts Hamilton at 6 p.m. Friday.