though, Homestead had an answer. Whether it was a Sydney Buck 3-pointer, a Josie Fisher drive to the basket or a critical stop, it never let South Side tie or get ahead.If you had asked before the game who would lead Homestead in scoring, Karissa McLaughlin likely wouldn't have even been in the top two or three. Thanks to her clutch shooting at the foul line she was just that with 28 points. In the fourth quarter she went 10-for-10 there, including twice hitting both free throws after South Side had pulled within four points. That's pretty big pressure shooting for a freshman.South Side plays a fast, pressure style game. They create turnovers in the process but also give a few up. The Archers started the game by turning it over on their first four possessions and then throughout the game Homestead took advantage.
Fisher routinely was the benefactor as she got fastbreak layups four times.Leading by three points with three minutes to play in the first half, Homestead took control. It ended the half on a 10-4 run, including three 3-pointers, including one just before the buzzer, to extend the lead and take a nine-point lead into halftime with all the momentum.It can't be understated what this senior means to Homestead. She scored 22 points and almost all of her baskets seemed to come at critical moments. She is this team's best player and leader and she answered the call every time the Spartans needed her against South Side.