Sophomore guard Ezra Stargell poured in a game-high 25 points to lead the Indian Trail to an 88-83 Southeast Conference win over Racine Case on Thursday night at Case.
Stargell knocked down six shots from the field and 11-of-14 free throws for Indian Trail, which improved to 12-7 overall and 8-5 in conference with the win.
Anthony Bernero added 16 points for the Hawks, followed by Jeremiah Suber with 14, T’J Fullilove with 13 and Arlind Zemaj with 10.
The Hawks took a two-point lead into halftime and outscored Case 46-43 in the second half.
JaKobe Thompson scored 16 points for the Eagles, who fell to 11-8 and 5-6.
Faith Christian 83, Reuther 53
Xavier Brzozowski scored 16 points and Javon Sangston added 13 for the host Bulldogs in an Indian Trails Conference Blue Division defeat.
Reuther dropped to 8-12 overall and 6-7 in the conference.
Wilmot 61, Elkhorn 53
The visiting Panthers closed their regular season in style, racking up their 11th consecutive win and locking down a solo second-place finish in the Southern Lakes Conference.
Haley Lamberson, Riley Alexander and Kiya Thompson each scored 12 points to lead Wilmot, which finished the regular season 15-6 and 12-2 in the SLC, one game behind conference champion Waterford.
The Elks (13-8 overall, 5-8 SLC) were led by Ryley Rand’s game-high 16 points.
Franklin 64, Tremper 51
A productive night at the charity stripe proved pivotal in the Sabers’ Southeast Conference road victory over the Trojans.
Franklin (14-8 overall, 10-4 SEC) knocked down 27-of-31 free throws to wrap up its fourth victory in the past five games. The Trojans, who have dropped four of their last five games, fell to 11-11 and 7-7.
Tremper faced a six-point deficit at halftime and was outscored 33-26 in the second half.
Senior guard Ayanna Ester hit five shots from the field, including a trio of 3-pointers, and sparked the Trojans with 13 points. Haylei Coker added 10 points.
Olivia Rangel led the Sabers with a game-high 21 points, including 11 in the first half.
Racine Case 60, Bradford 27
Freshman guard Paige Trachte scored 15 points for the Red Devils in a Southeast Conference home loss to the Eagles.
Trachte hit six shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, to account for more than half of her team’s scoring. Aniyah Ervin added six points for Bradford, which fell to 5-17 overall and 2-12 in conference.
The Eagles took an 11-point lead into halftime and outscored the Red Devils 34-12 in the second half to secure their sixth straight victory.
Ariyah Brooks paced Case (13-5, 11-3) with 15 points.
Racine Prairie 68,
St. Joseph 43
The Hawks took a 38-21 lead into halftime and coasted to a Metro Classic Conference victory over the host Lancers.
Prairie, which has won four of its last five games, improved to 15-6 overall and 10-5 in conference with the win. St. Joseph dropped its fourth straight game and fell to 5-15 and 4-11.
Katie Matrise knocked down eight shots from the field and led the Lancers with 22 points. Elizabeth Alia added eight points and Alexis Mattox finished with six.
Brooke Foster hit five 3-pointers and sparked the Hawks with a game-high 23 points. She was followed by Jolie Larson with 15 points and Andrea Palmen with 13.
Waterford 69, Central 32
The Wolverines entered intermission with a 22-point advantage and outscored the Falcons 31-16 in the second half in a Southern Lakes Conference road win.
Waterford improved to 17-4 overall and 13-1 in conference, while Central fell to 3-8 and 2-11.
“Waterford is tournament time ready,” Central coach Mindy Stewart said. “You could see it in their eyes and in all of their efforts on the court. We got down early and could not dig ourselves out.”
Senior guard Sara Backus led the Falcons with nine points, followed by Ellie Witt with six.
Katie Rohner knocked down 12 shots from the field and scored a game-high 26 points for the Wolverines.
Heritage Christian 59, Christian Life 17
Vivian Onedo scored nine points to lead the visiting Eagles in a Midwest Classic Conference defeat Wednesday night.
Kaila Woods scored four points for CLS (7-12, 1-9 MCC), while Alayna Smith and Katie Montgomery had two apiece.
Heritage Christian improved to 11-6 overall and 6-6 in the conference.
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