Norwell Battles Homestead on Senior Night
The Knights gave the Spartans all they could handle at the Castle
February 22, 2019***
Norwell High School***
By The Den's Mike Rice
The class 4A 6th ranked Homestead Spartans visited the Castle, Friday night, looking to put a damper on Norwell's senior night festivities.
From the opening tip, the Knights let it be known they had no plans to go out quietly.
Norwell jumped on the Spartans early and often, behind 3 pointers from Garrison Brege, Levi Leidig and Conner Torson building a quick 11-3 lead. Homestead would right the ship, however, hitting a trio of three pointers, as well, as the first quarter closed with the teams deadlocked at 13 each.
Homestead would drop three more trifectas in the second quarter, but the host Knights hung tough and ended the first half down just 2 points, 26 to 24.
Continuing the game's 3 pointer theme, the Spartans looked to 3 ball the Knights into submission as the second half began, draining 5 shots from behind the arc, including three from Luke Goode.
Led by Will Geiger's seven third quarter points, the Knights were able to match Homestead's 19 point outburst and pushed the game to its final stanza trailing by 2 points, 45-43.
Homestead would nail the final 2 of their 13 three pointers (the teams combined for 20) over the game's 8 minutes and would go 5 out of 6 from the free throw line, in the waning minutes, to finally stave off Norwell's upset bid.
Final score Homestead 62 Norwell 57
Norwell was led by Ledig's 16 points. Geiger followed him 15.
Goode's 19 paced the scoring for Homestead.
Norwell finishes the regular season with a 13-9 record. The Knights open sectional play on Tuesday versus Mississinewa
Garrison is the son of Todd & Carla Brege. Garrison is a two year member of the Norwell Basketball team and a four year member of the football program. In the spring he will be participation in his fourth season of Norwell baseball and is a member of the National Honor Society.
His Future plans include attending IU-Kokomo to continue education and baseball career. He plans on majoring n education to become a teacher and baseball coach.
Landon is the son of Rory & Tina Geiger, he is a year member of Norwell Football, Basketball, and is also a 10 year 4-H member.
Future plans include attending Ball State to study Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Levi is the son of Matt & Angie Leidig. He is a four year member of the Norwell basketball program and a three year member of the football program. Levi will be participation in his fourth year of Varsity Baseball this spring. He also participates in the Hope Missionary youth group and spends summers playing travel baseball with the Ft. Wayne Diamondbacks.
Maddy is the daughter of Mark & Angela Denny.
Maddy is a four year member the Norwell Cheer team and has participated in both the fall and winter session on the varsity squad the past three years. Maddy obtained her CNA license last year though the HSC program and is currently working at River Terrance, and part time at Zestos and Angela’s Grooming.
Maddy’s futures plans are attending Ball State to get her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then plans to attend St. Francis to get a degree in Physicians Assistant’s in Dermatology.
Ally is the daughter of Shane & Angie Isnogle. Ally is a four year member of the Norwell Cheer team and has participated in the fall and winter sessions on the varsity squad the past three years. Ally’s future plans include attending the University of St. Francis.
Cylee is the daughter of Steve & Gammy Clark. Cylee is a two year member of the Norwell Cheer Team. She has been a 10 year member of 4-H showing swing and cattle at the local, state and nation levels. She is currently employed at the Bluffton Animal Clinic; future plans include attending Huntington University to Cheer and get her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing specializing in OB.
The daughter of Ken & Jill Dettmer is a four year member of the Dance team and has danced at the Ft. Wayne School of dance for 15 years. Kendell was a member of the soccer team and has been involved with the FFA program. Kendell’s future plans include attending Ball State for Pre Dental Preparation then the IU School of Dentistry to obtain a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Kylynn is the daughter of Dennis & Rhonda Lepper, she is a four year member of the Cross Country Team. Kylynn is a member of the Track team for three years and the Dance Team for one year. Her future plans include attending Purdue University at Ft . Wayne for an undetermined major.
Megan is the daughter of Jim & Lisa Cardinale. She is a four year member of the Dance Team and dances at the Decatur Dance Academy for two years and the Brandy’s Studio of Dance for eight years. Megan is a member of the National Honor Society for two years and works part time for Christian Care Retirement Community. Her future plans are to attend Grace College to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.
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