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The Locker Room: High School Basketball 12/19

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The Locker Room: High School Basketball 12/19
The Locker Room: High School Basketball 12/19

The FOX 55 Sports team brings you action from 10 area high school boys and girls basketball games in this week's edition of The Locker Room.

Evening everyone..welcome inside an abbreviated edition of the locker room here on fox 55..

Alongside my partner petar hood, my name is justin prince..pete, we don't have a lot of time tonight, but we've got a lot of high school basketball highlights to get to, so let's get straight into it shall we...yeah, we begin on the boys side with a showdown between the defending s-a-c champions and arguably this year's preseason favorite in the conference..bishop luers came from outta nowhere last year to claim their first title since 2012, but repeating will be a tall task when you've got the 3rd ranked team in class 4-a coming for that crown this year..???that of course would be homestead... the spartans taking their show on the road this evening, squaring off with naylon thompson and the knights...???and this was a statement game for sparty.... they're up 30 against the defending sac champions when we pick this one up early third quarter... and keeping their foot on the gas pedal..

You saw luke goode with two of his 19 points...???then it's the future of the fighting illini... drawing two defenders and dropping a dime to andrew leeper... leeper finishes with 12 points... ???later, another assist for goode... this one to caeden kaopuiki... the smooth shooting senior knocks down a three...???and speaking of smooth shooters... this kid can shoot it with the best of em... off the offensive rebound, fletcher loyer gets left open... the purdue commit drops a game-high 30...???as sparty sends a message with a 94-56 win... 3 ???over at wayne, carroll trying to keep pace with their rival atop the s-a-c... chargers visiting the generals tonight..???carroll up 14 when we pick this one up third quarter... and they add to their lead here... ryan preston scores off the window... seven points on the night for preston..???generals trying to hang tough in this thing... how bout this from the freshman... jevon lewis spins to the baseline and knocks down the little lefty pull-up...???but carroll has an answer on the other end... skip pass to charlie rudolph..

He puts it on the deck and finishes with the floater..

10 points on the night for rudolph..???jackson led all scorers with 16... here it's jackson dropping a dime to a cutting sam strycker... that bucket puts the chargers up 20..???carroll outscores wayne 22-4 in the third quarter on their way to a 55-35 win... ???meanwhile, northrop playing its first game since november 25th tonight... bruins back in action against south side..

???and as you may have guessed, after almost a month off, northrop came out firing in this one... khamani smith... certianly never shy... gets the bruins on the board with three of his team-high 21 points..

???moments later it's smith with the rebound and outlet pass to jayden schmenk... northrop jumps out to a 7-0 lead..???but south side settles down after that... nice look here from austin jordan to a wide open ashton johnson for the easy duece..

???johnson's first of many buckets on the night... came in averaging over 20 points per game... johnson goes for 23 in this one..???as the archers go on to win this one, 63-51... over to kilmer court we go... tae tae johnson and north side paying karson jenkins and snider a visit... legends kept this thing tight early... tae tae to the bucket... he had 26 points... five boards... it's a one point game...but snider would start to take over from there... great extra pass frees up aidan lambert for the corner trey... team high 27 points on 11 of 14 shooting... then... tyrese brown blocked at the rim... but it goes right to jade moore... he sinks the long deuce for two of his 16... it's a 12 point panther lead off an 11-0 run... north side would stop the bleeding a bit... jordan green off the pick and roll for two of his game high 31... added nine boards..but they coulda used a lot more... snider takes care of business on the home court...they top the century mark in a 100-78 dub... final stop in the s-a-c comes over at dwenger... concordia making the short drive to take on the saints... tight game late in the first half... eli mattox puts the cadets in front by 2 with the three ball...next trip down the floor..

Joe tapp sinks the triple... team high 16 points..

4 assists from him... cadets up five...saints have the answer.... xavier allen steps in to the jumper..

Ten points for him...next trip down the floor... brenden lytle... puts his defender on skates... and hits the three ball... game high 18 from him... 6 assists as well... ties things back up...and dwenger goes on to win this one... 68-63.... to canterbury we go... zane burke and 2a number one blackhawk paying the cavaliers a visit...canterbury down just three early... then..

Will russell hits the transition trey... and we're all tied up...but it was a whole lot of blackhawk from there... burke... pull up jimmy for two of his 16....later on... callan wood forces the turnover... it results in an easy dunk for caleb furst... team high 18 points..

11 boards for the purdue commit... then... furst..

Showing off the passing skills... finds wood for the corner three... 11 points for him...braves go off on an 18-0 over two minutes... take a 21-3 lead... they cruise to the 82-42 victory... final boys stop takes us out to columbia city... mason baker and the eagles hosting john glenn... c city down a dozen when we pick it up in the third... but back they come..

Jaxon crawford finishes off the layup off the pass from andrew hedrick...later on... in transition... ball finds its way to baker in the corner... he hits from downtown... game high 16 for him... lead's back to single digits...then... seth mills... spotting up on the other side... bangs home a three... he had 10... lead down to just five...but that's as close as they'd get the rest of the night... carter young finishes on the break... team high 12 points..

Nine boards for him...as the falcons finish off the eagles... 53-47 the final... ???we check in with the ladies now... only two girls games being played in the s-a-c tonight..

Bishop luers vs.

Homestead is one of em... ???spartans in control when we pick this one up second quarter... ali stephens showing off the three point stroke... that triple puts homestead up a dozen..???other end... knights trying to hang around... addie shank can't get it to go, but janaiya bright is there on the follow.... cuts the deficit down to single digits..???but it wouldn't stay that way for long... off the inbound, ayanna patterson... two-dribble pull up... pure... another big night for patterson... she finishes with 21..???solid night for stepehns as well... the sophomore pitches in with 14 points, including four made three's...???as sparty holds on to win this one, 50-39 your final..

???back at reichert gymnasium, northrop visiting south side... lady archers ranked 14th in class 4-a.

Coming in..???and juanita goodwell's group got off to a hot start in this one... opening minutes of the first quarter... the skip pass to jas combs, who cashes the triple..

Three of her 11 points on the night..

???moments later... olivia smith strips tiauna white... nice use of the body on her way to the rim for two of her 12 points... archers go up six...???but back come the bruins... later in the first... no hesitation on this hoist from alexa robinson... part of a 6-0 northrop run to tie the game...???the archers would eventually pull away in this game though... lamiya woodson crashing the offensive glass... the youngstown state commit finishes with 12 points, 18 boards..???archers are now alone in first place in the s-a-c after a 61-39 win..

Final stop of the night comes back at canterbury... lady cavs also hosting the lady braves...and this one was alllll blackhawk tonight..

Pick it up late third quarter... they force the steal... it results in an easy layup for hailee kline... game high 22 from her...and ball must run in the kline blood... later on... it's ema kline on the break... she had 21...and then... you're gonna see allie boyer... another freshman on this talented braves squad... she had 10....blackhawk runs away with this one tonight... 83-19 the final... brenden lytle shakes the defender... buries the triple...game-high 18 points in dwenger's 68-63 win...

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