South Side pushed Homestead further than any Indiana team so far this season, forcing the Spartans into overtime for the first time all year, but Homestead prevailed 44-41 in the South Side sectional final on Saturday night.
Sophomore Ayanna Patterson lead the Spartans (25-1) with 16 points and hit six of her seven free throws, and senior Sydney Graber scored 15 points and had eight rebounds.
Jaci Jones scored a game-high 24 points in her final game. Lamyia Woodson had 10 rebounds for the Archers, who have met the Spartans in five straight sectional tournaments.
GARRETT 32, CONCORDIA 31: At Concordia, the Railroaders (16-8) won their second one-possession game in two nights to claim their first sectional title since 2014. Garrett held a narrow 16-15 lead at halftime. Bailey Kelham was the leading scorer with 18 points. Chanteese Craig scored 10 for the Cadets (14-10).
ADAMS CENTRAL 32, BLUFFTON 30: At Bluffton, the Flying Jets (19-7) outscored the Tigers (9-16) 19-10 in the fourth quarter to win the third sectional title in school history, and the first since 2001. Alivia Dalrymple led the Jets with 10 points, and McKenna Dietsch scored all seven of hers in the fourth quarter. Carly Holley also scored six of her eight points in the final quarter. Zoe Barger and Olivia King each scored 12 for Bluffton.
CARROLL 75, NORTHROP 55: At East Noble, the Chargers (17-6) earned a decisive victory over the Bruins (15-11) in the teams' third meeting this season. Emily Parrett, who missed part of the season due to injury, scored 28 points as the Chargers raced out to a 26-5 first-quarter lead. Olivia Hoeppner and Delane Sheets each scored 10 points. J'Asia Scott led the Bruins with 16 points. The Chargers will meet Homestead in the regional semifinals in Marion on Saturday.
BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 42, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 29: At Blackhawk Christian, the Braves (18-7) continued the best season in school history. Hailee Kline led the Braves with 17 points.
CARROLL 58, SHENANDOAH 50: In Middletown, the Chargers outscored the hosts 18-8 in the fourth quarter to claim the road victory. Richie Gross’ 17 points led three in double figures for Carroll (13-3).
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 59, HOMESTEAD 43: At Homestead, the Royals used consistency on offense, scoring 15 points in three quarters and 14 in the other, to defeat the Spartans (11-7), who got 14 points from Luke Goode.
LEO 72, ADAMS CENTRAL 37: In Monroe, the Lions stormed out to an 18-2 advantage and never looked back. Blake Davison and Andrew Tkacz each scored 13 for Leo (11-6), with Chase Murray and Lucas Van De Weg leading Adams Central (6-12) with seven apiece.
WHITKO 78, LAKEWOOD PARK 77: In Auburn, Brett Sickafoose scored 27 points and Drake Lewis added 25 for the Wildcats (7-8). Lakewood Park (8-8) saw its two-game win streak snapped.
WOODLAN 67, SOUTH ADAMS 43: In Woodburn, the Warriors’ 35-20 advantage through the middle quarters led to a victory in ACAC play. Joe Reidy scored 19, leading three for Woodlan (11-6, 4-1) in double figures, while Trey Schoch (17 points) sank three three-pointers for South Adams (8-7, 2-3).