Girls prep hoops: Saturday’s top moments and performances

Homestead junior Sylare Starks brings the ball up the court Saturday afternoon in a loss to Carmel. Starks scored 20 points in the loss. (Photo by Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)

Homestead junior Sylare Starks brings the ball up the court Saturday afternoon in a loss to Carmel. Starks scored 20 points in the loss. (Photo by Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)

• SYLARE STARKS, HOMESTEAD

Sylare Starks made her Homestead debut with 20 points and showed off her range at one point with a deep three, but the Spartans fell to Carmel 66-55 in a battle of two top 10 teams. At 0-1, Homestead is below .500 for the first time in 10 years. Sydney Graber added 13 points in the loss.

• GRACE HUNTER AND EMILY FUELLING

Each girl scored 17 points as the Squaws opened their season with a 60-28 win over Garrett.

• ADDIE BAYMAN, WOODLAN

Scored 27 points in a win over New Haven.

• HANNAH BARNES, SNIDER

Scored 18 points, hitting three 3-pointers with five rebounds in a loss to Noblesville.

• KELLI DAMMAN, CARROLL

The senior scored 18 points, which equaled the entire first half of Columbia City scoring in Carroll’s 56-38 win. Laney Steckler added 14 points for Carroll and Olivia Shearer scored 16 to lead Columbia City.

• NORTHROP GIRLS

Eleven different Bruins scored in a dominant 65-26 win over Leo in their first game of the season. Arielle Thatcher controlled the pace as the Northrop point guard, leading all scorers with 13 points and Niomi Dube added 11 points for the Bruins. Leo was led by Sophia Pierce’s 12 points.

• NORTH SIDE GIRLS

North Side won on a second consecutive day, topping Muncie Burris 75-36, starting 2-0 for the first time since 2003, also their last .500 season. MaKyla Wilchar led with 17 points and sophomore Ja’Shanek Brooks had her second double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Nya Coleman registered six steals.

• WEST NOBLE GIRLS

West Noble poured it on late, scoring more points in the fourth quarter (26) than Blackhawk Christian scored all game in a 68-18 win. Megan Godfrey scored 12 points and Lauren Burns added 11 as two of the Chargers’ nine different scorers to open their season.

• FAIRFIELD GIRLS

Four Fairfield players scored in double figures in a 73-26 win over Jimtown, led by 13 points from Erica Zook and 12 points from Katie Lashley.

• EMME BOOTS, BLUFFTON

Although she scored just nine points, the freshman was an unexpected leader for Bluffton in a tough 67-39 loss to Winchester.

• LEXI GERMAN, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS

She scored 14 of her team’s 22 points in a 47-22 loss to Wawasee.

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