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Homestead blitzes HNHS hoop girls early on way to big win
Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:01 AM
Visiting Homestead blitzed the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team in the opening quarter, 34-7, and wound up beating the Lady Vikes 83-52 on Friday, Nov. 29.
Huntington North was the victim of a vicious Homestead press that caused numerous turnovers and an offense that rained multiple three-pointers on the way to the 27-point first quarter advantage.
The Lady Vikes, 2-3, trailed 52-25 at halftime and 69-41 after three quarters.
Sophomore Hannah Stoffel came off the HNHS bench to pour in a season-best 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting to keep the Lady Vikings from getting beaten up even more. Stoffel connected on 4 of 6 from three-point land.
Lindsey Foster had nine points and Madi Canady added seven for the Lady Vikes.
Homestead had four players score in double figures, led by Sydney Buck with a game-high 23 points. Karissa McLaughlin had 19 points, Grace German had 13 and Josie Fisher added 10.
The Lady Spartans dazzled with a 31 of 54 shooting performance from the field for 57.4 percent, including 14 of 26 three-point tries for 53.8 percent.
The Lady Vikings hit 21 of 52 shots from the field for 40.4 percent, including 7 of 16 from three-point range for 43.8 percent.
Homestead won the battle of the boards, 36-24, as well. Maddie Klender led HNHS with six rebounds.
Klender also had a team-high four assists. Foster had three assists and three steals.
German has 17 rebounds for Homestead.
Huntington North lost the junior varsity battle, 34-25.
Aubrie Eckert and Morgan Butler each had five points for HNHS.