Homestead beat North Central on the road Tuesday night, 68-58, despite the absence of star senior Ayanna Patterson.
Ali Stephens scored 17 points in the first half for the IBCA No. 1 Spartans (13-1) and hit six 3-pointers on the way to 26 total points. Molly Stock scored 20 points, 14 of them in the fourth quarter.
North Central did not score for the first 3:50 of the game and did not hit its first field goal until 1:05 left in the first quarter.
According to the IndyStar, Homestead coach Rod Parker said Patterson tested positive for COVID on Sunday. The team will not know when she will be cleared to return until at least Wednesday, but she may be back in time for Saturday's game against Lawrence North.
GARRETT 51, FAIRFIELD 46 – At Garrett, the ICGSA Class 3A No. 2 Railroaders (15-1, 6-0 NECC) remained undefeated in the NECC with a win over Class 2A No. 3 Fairfield. Nataley Armstrong led the team with 19 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals. Bailey Kelham had 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Morgan Ostrowski had seven points, eight rebounds and three assists.
NORTHROP 69, HERITAGE 44 – At Heritage, Northrop led 32-28 at halftime, led by 11 at the end of the third quarter and then ran away with the lead in the fourth quarter. Saniya Jackson led the Bruins (8-3) with 21 points and eight rebounds, Nevaeh Jackson had 20 points and six steals and Amanda Thatcher had 11 points, six steals and five assists. Heritage is now 8-1.
NORTHFIELD 47, BLUFFTON 39 – At Northfield, Monroe Heller led the Tigers (6-9) with 14 points and Ryleigh Johnson scored eight.
EASTBROOK 34, HUNTINGTON NORTH 26 – At Huntington North, the Vikings tallied just four points in the first quarter and two in the third in their lowest-scoring game of the year. Molly Daugherty scored eight points for Huntington North (11-4).
COLUMBIA CITY 62, CHURUBUSCO 24 – At Churubusco, Columbia City improved to 15-0 after holding Churubusco scoreless in the first quarter. Rebekah Marshall shot 8-12 to lead Columbia City with 18 points, Tessa Tonkel scored 13 points and Molly Baker scored 12. Churubusco (4-10) lost its sixth straight.
BETHANY CHRISTIAN 51, LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 46 – At Lakewood Park Christian, Frannie Talarico led with 15 points, Ava McGrade scored 11 and Sam Hartz 10 as the Panthers fell to 4-9.
Blackhawk Christian and South Bend St. Joseph were tied at 63 with four minutes left to play, but the Braves pulled away to win 79-66.
The Braves, who are the No. 2-ranked team in the Class 2A AP Poll, are now 10-0.
Gage Sefton and Lewis Jones led with 21 points each, Josh Furst had 15 and Jake Boyer had 14. Jimmy Davidson had 14 rebounds and 10 assists and Boyer had 10 rebounds.
SNIDER 90, NEW HAVEN 75 – At Snider, Karson Jenkins scored 33 points with seven rebounds, Aidan Lambert had a double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds and Keron Billingsley had 11 assists as the Panthers improved to 5-2. The Panthers led 46-35 at halftime. Darrion Brooks scored 36 points and had nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-6).
LEO 75, CANTERBURY 44 – At Leo, the Lions led 43-23 at halftime and improved to 7-1. Caedmon Bontrager scored 24 points and had six rebounds, Luke LaGrange had 14 points and seven rebounds and Brody Hiteshew scored 10. Devon Lewis led Canterbury (0-7) with 14 points and Will Russell had seven rebounds.
FREMONT 73, WAYNE 65 – At Fremont, the Eagles jumped out to a 32-8 first quarter lead and held on for their first win over a Class 4A team this season. Gabel Pentecost scored 22 points and Logan Brace scored 21 points. Jevon Lewis led the Generals (1-5) with 27 points.
EAST NOBLE 68, WESTVIEW 55 – At Westview, the Knights won back-to-back games for the first time this season after leading 32-31 at halftime. Spencer Denton led the Knights (7-6) with 26 points, and Chris Hood had 20.
GARRETT 62, HAMILTON 34 – At Hamilton, the Railroaders ended a two-game slide to improve to 3-8. Kyle Smith led Garrett with 14 points and Jasen Bailey scored 12. Dawson Miller led Hamilton with 15 points.