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The Journal Gazette

Friday, November 10, 2017 1:00 am

girls basketball

Spartans respond with quick start

Journal Gazette

Skylare Starks scored 16 points and Haley Swing had 15 in leading the Homestead girls basketball team to a 67-37 victory over visiting Northridge on Thursday.

The Spartans, who had lost their season opener 66-55 to Carmel on Saturday, opened the game by scoring 19 of the first 25 points. That lead became 31-15 by halftime.

Sydney Graber added 14 points for the Spartans, who won 28 of 30 games en route to the Class 4A state championship last season.

Northridge (1-1) was paced by Morgan Litwiller's 12 points.

LEO 45, CANTERBURY 20: At Canterbury, Sophia Pierce had 22 points to lead the Lions, who trailed 12-7 after the first quarter and led by only one point, 20-19, at halftime.

ANGOLA 101, DEKALB 42: In Angola, the Hornets responded to a loss to Bishop Luers with a high-scoring game that saw Reece Peppler score 20 points, Gabby McHugh get 14 points and six rebounds, and Ali Cranston get 14 points and six rebounds.

Hannah Knoll added 13 points and seven steals for the Hornets, who came into the game with a season-high of 66 points.

DeKalb had won its first two games, against Heritage and Lakeland, by outscoring its opponents in total, 143-121.

The Barons' Leigha Brown, a Nebraska recruit, had a team-best 16 points. She made 7 of 14 shots. But DeKalb, already down 18-10 after the first quarter, allowed the Hornets to go on a 50-23 run.