Snider stays perfect in SAC; Blackhawk downs Northrop
Snider stayed perfect in the Summit Athletic Conference on Thursday night, downing Bishop Dwenger 60-43 on the road.
With his future coach Rick Pitino of Louisville in attendance, Malik Williams notched a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Mike Barnfield added 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting.
The Panthers (10-5, 7-0) held the Saints to just 12-of-39 (30 percent) shooting from the field.
Campbell Donovan was the lone double-digit scorer for Bishop Dwenger (7-7, 2-5) with 12 points.
Elsewhere in boys basketball:
Jay County 75, South Side 60: Jason Slosser poured in a career-high 28 points and Jay Houck contributed 26 as the Patriots took down the visiting Archers.
South Side (4-9) was led by Mikale Stevenson’s 22 points while Trejean Didier was held to just 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting.
Jay County (12-5) has won four straight games.
Homestead 67, Canterbury 49: Sam Buck broke out in a big way, leading the Spartans with a game-high 17 points in a road victory.
Jack Ferguson (16 points) and Brandon Durnell (13 points) were also big for Homestead, which has won four of five and is now 14-3 overall.
Canterbury (4-11) was led by Cam Kreiger’s 16 points.
Blackhawk Christian 64, Northrop 42: The Braves dispatched the Bruins in impressive fashion despite playing without sophomore Lucas Kroft.
Short-handed Blackhawk Christian (12-8) was led by Kyle Zurbuch’s 17 points.
Northrop has lost three straight and is now 8-9 overall.
East Noble 60, Bellmont 55: Brandon Nicholas had a game-high 18 points to lead the Knights to their 10th victory of the season.
Scooby Robinson added nine points for East Noble, which ended a two-game losing skid.
Jordan Fueling scored 12 points and Brady Manis 11 for the Braves (3-14).
East Noble is now 10-7 and travels to Bishop Dwenger next Wednesday.
Columbia City 61, Norwell 45: Jordan Bechtold led all scorers with 22 points as the Eagles spoiled Norwell’s shot at a Northeast Eight championship.
Columbia City (7-12) led by just five at the break, but extended the advantage throughout the second half.
The Knights were paced by Cody Shively’s 14 points.
Norwell (11-6) entered the night with just one loss in the NE8 one game behind Huntington North and New Haven, which are tied atop the league. With every team other than those two now sitting with two losses or more, Saturday afternoon’s game between the Vikings and the host Bulldogs at 2:45 p.m. will be for the conference championship.
DeKalb 53, Leo 51: Logan Kruse had 28 points and seven rebounds in the Barons’ victory.
The Lions (9-8) got 17 points from Eli Steiner and 15 points from Jeremy Davison.
DeKalb is now 4-12 overall.
Lakewood Park 72, Lakeland Christian 46: The Panthers led 44-13 at halftime and coasted to their 10th win of the year.
Seniors Quinten Lozano and Keegan Fetters had 13 points apiece to lead Lakewood Park (10-5) in scoring. Fellow senior Trevor Day added 10.
Junior Josh McDaniel had 16 points to pace Lakeland Christian (6-11).
Lakeland 60, Churubusco 53: Jalen Paul had 28 points and Luke Foote contributed 12 points in a losing effort for the Eagles (8-7).
The Lakers began the season with losses in 11 of their first 14 games but have now won three straight.
Woodlan 63, South Adams 59: The Warriors ended a two-game losing streak to stay atop the ACAC with a road win.
Woodlan (10-7) is now 4-1 in the conference, a half-game ahead of Heritage.
South Adams slipped to 7-8 and 2-3 in the ACAC.