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FORT WAYNE— The Homestead Spartans had an off-night shooting the basketball against the Bellmont Braves, but because of 27 miscues, John Baker's tribe lost the game in what ended up as a laugher during their Saturday night NHC meeting that saw the final score, 71-39.
The Braves shot a decent 40% from the field but only took 35 shots compared to Homestead's 62 shots hoisted. There was a big discrepancy in free throw shooting as well with the Spartans hitting 17-23 for the game and Bellmont making only five of eight.
The score was 11-7 in the first quarter with four minutes to play and the Braves seemed to be handling the pressure from Homestead's defense well and were controlling the guards on the defensive end, but in three quick possessions, the script was flipped.
Homestead's senior guard Zach Terrell, who led all scores with 20, hit a trio of three-pointers on three straight possessions as part of a 12-4 run that ended the first period for Homestead setting the tone, 23-11. Terrell would tack on another three in the second quarter and finished with 15 of his total in the first half alone.
The Braves will get another test against a conference foe on Friday when they host the Carroll Chargers at the Teepee. The JV will tip off at 6 p.m.