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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:00 pm

Girls all-state basketball teams named


The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association released the girls basketball all-state honors for the 2017-18 season.

DeKalb's Leigha Brown was named to the state's senior Supreme 15 while Central Noble's Sydney Freeman and Concordia's Carissa Garcia were named to the underclassman Supreme 15.

South Side's Taniece Chapman, Carroll's Kelli Damman, Bishop Dwenger's Ellen Ross and Norwell's Logan Rowles were named to the senior Large School All-State team and Homestead's Sydney Graber and Sylare Starks were named to the underclassman team. Central Noble's Meleah Leatherman was named underclassman Small School All-State team.

Earning Honorable Mention accolades for seniors were Snider's Hannah Barnes, South Adams' Lexi Dellinger and Madi Wurster, Northrop's Breanna Douglas, Arielle Thatcher and Niomi Dube, South Side's Mikeba Jones and Shamari Tyson, Huntington North's Rileigh Johnson, Bishop Luers' Kathryn Knapke and Bishop Dwenger's Olivia Sterba.

Underclassmen earning Honorable Mention included Bellmont's Grace Hunter, Bishop Luers' Lydia Reimbold, Huntington North's Madalyn Robrock, Canterbury's Alaina Rongos, West Noble's Madison Schermerhorn and Homestead's Haley Swing.

SOUTH SIDE 75, MUNCIE CENTRAL 73: Four Archers (13-10) scored in double figures at Huntington North, including forward Cortney Shorter, who led his team with 19 points. Christian Wells (23 points) and Victor Young (20) had big nights for Muncie Central (7-16), which scored 30 points in the fourth quarter.

CARROLL 68, NORTHROP 43: Junior David Ejah scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at East Noble Wednesday to lead Carroll (19-3) to its fourth straight victory. Guard Isaac Anderson had 16 points for Northrop (6-16).

HOMESTEAD 60, COLUMBIA CITY 41: Guard Onye Ezeakudo scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Huntington North to propel the Spartans (16-7) to a fourth straight win. Five Homestead players scored at least nine points, while guard Mitchell Wilson had 27 of the Eagles' (10-14) 41.