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Homestead overwhelms HNHS girls in hoop sectional
Saturday, February 15, 2014 1:49 PM
Homestead overwhelmed the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team on both sides of the court, handing the Lady Vikings a 79-46 season-ending defeat in the semifinals of the South Side Sectional on Friday, Feb. 14.
The Lady Spartans won big against Coach BreAnne Dyer's squad earlier this season, 83-52, and followed the same script in their postseason matchup, storming out of the gates to take a 21-5 first quarter lead. Homestead upped its advantage to 46-12 at halftime, shooting 17 of 26 for 65.4 percent while limiting Huntington North to just 25 percent shooting on a 5 of 20 effort.
The Lady Vikings managed to outscore the Lady Spartans in the third frame, 22-20, but the damage had been done and Huntington North entered the final period down 66-34 before Homestead knocked down another 13 points to record the lopsided win, their 22nd against just one loss.
Senior Lindsey Foster and sophomore Madi Canady paced the Lady Vikings, 6-11, with 11 points apiece. Sophomore Hannah Stoffel chipped in 10 points and Huntington North finished shooting 16 of 46 for 34.6 percent and 10 of 13 at the free throw line for 76.9 percent.
Sydney Buck and Grace German poured in 17 points each for Homestead, which converted 29 of 49 field goals for 59.2 percent and 15 of 18 freebies for 83.3 percent. Buck did most of her damage from beyond the arc, sinking 5 of 9 tries. Josie Fisher and Lindey Kistler added 13 and 10 points, respectively, to round out the Lady Spartans' potent offensive effort.
German ripped down 10 boards to record a double-double and help the Lady Spartans win the battle of the boards, 31-22.