There were early indicators for Homestead that its IHSAA Class 4A Girl's Basketball Regional semifinal game with Fishers wasn't going to end well, and it ultimately didn't.
The fourth-ranked Spartans dropped a 61-45 decision to the Tigers to end their season with a 23-2 mark.
Fishers (21-5) started the game on a 10-2 run as Spartans freshman Karissa McLaughlin picked up two fouls in the same time frame. This 8-point lead would be maintained into halftime and then No. 12 Fishers exploded early in the third quarter.
The Tiger advantage stretched to 37-24, but Homestead senior Sydney Buck and McLaughlin hit back-to-back 3-pointers to close the deficit to seven. However, Homestead would never get any closer.
Buck finished with 20 points to lead Homestead, while Josie Fisher added 14.
Early strong start fails to hold for Carroll in loss
Carroll opened its IHSAA Class 4A Girl's Basketball Regional semifinal with Logansport about as well as any Charger fan could hope at Kokomo Saturday.
The Chargers (10-13) took off for a 17-6 advantage and led by 10 in the second quarter. However, the Berries answered with 9-0 run behind the strong play of star Whitney Jennings.
The Berries (24-2) led 33-32 at halftime, but Carroll hung close the entire second half, trailing by as little as six points with 3:27 remaining. However, it couldn't overcome Jenning's scoring
ability. The senior Iowa commit finished with 29 points to lead all scorers.
Carroll was led by Madison Peterson's 17 points, while Jacqueline Quade added 15 and Kierstin Murphy scored 13.
BERRIES 64, CHARGERS 58
Logansport - 11 22 16 15 - 64
Carroll - 21 12 11 14 - 58
Carroll: Ki Murphy 13, Peterson 17, Schaefer 5, Stilwell 8, Quade 15
Logansport: Jennings 29, Penny 11, Bullard 10, Dalton 11, Kain 1, Lurl 2