EDGEWOOD, KY. – After the best start to a season since the 2012-2013 girls’ team, the Hamilton Southeastern girls’ basketball team lost for the first time this season on Saturday, falling to Ryle High School from Kentucky 57-49 and moving to 10-1 on the season.
The 49 points scored against Ryle is the lowest scoring total from the Lady Royals so far this season. Sydney Parrish led Hamilton Southeastern in points with 17 while also adding six rebounds. Amaya Hamilton added 10 for the Lady Royals in addition to four rebounds and one assist.

HSE grabs fourth-straight win
FORT WAYNE – The Hamilton Southeastern boys’ basketball team improved to 4-0 this season after a 34-point victory over Fort Wayne North Side on Saturday, 78-44.
The Royals trailed at the end of the first quarter 17-15 and held on to a small lead at halftime, 30-27. But, a 32-6 run in the third quarter allowed Hamilton Southeastern to hold on to the lead for the remainder of the game. Four players for the Royals finished in double-digit scoring: Aaron Etherington led the team in points with 15 and Chris Grubbs, Landon Morris and Mabor Majak all finished with 10.
Hamilton Southeastern will look to move to 5-0 with a home game against North Central on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Heights pulls to victory against Guerin Catholic
ARCADIA – The Hamilton Heights boys’ basketball team grabbed a 14-point victory over Guerin Catholic on Saturday, 74-40.
The Huskies opened up the game with an 18-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. Hamilton Heights proceeded to hold a 30-23 lead at halftime and held the lead for the rest of the game. Gus Etchison finished with a game-high 29 points while also adding four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Camron Knott added 20 points for the Huskies in addition to three assists, two rebounds and one steal.
Hamilton Heights will take on Lewis Cass at home this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

University downs Speedway
CARMEL – In the second-highest point total of the season, the University boys’ basketball team improved to 3-1 after a 61-48 win over Speedway on Saturday.
The Trailblazers had three players score in double digits: Sam Meruis led the team with 21 points, Max Greenamoyer added five three-point baskets, finishing with 17 and Eric Major added 10.
University will look for its fourth-straight win on Friday when they will have a home matchup against Bethesda Christian at 7:30 p.m.

Noblesville swimming sweeps at invitational
Both the boys’ and girls’ teams of Noblesville finished in first place at the Noblesville Invitational on Saturday, with the boys’ team finishing with 423 points and the girls’ team ending with 523 points to win against six other schools.
The boys’ team had two individual winners, with Jack Wolfred winning in the 50 free and Cam Kramer winning in the 500 free.
The girls’ team had three individual winners grab wins in multiple events: Caitlin Marshall won in the 200 free and 100 butterfly, Sammy Huff was victorious in the 200 I.M. and 100 breaststroke and Abby Harvey grabbed first in the 50 free and 100 free.

Westfield rebounds after loss, defeats Rushville
RUSHVILLE – The Westfield girls’ basketball team bounced back for a 49-45 win over Rushville on Saturday after losing for just the second time this season against Mt. Vernon.
Westfield trailed at halftime 28-25 but used a 16-7 run in the fourth quarter to grab the comeback win. Gigi Eldredge led the Lady Shamrocks in points with 13 while also adding four rebounds, two blocks and one assist. Ashtin DeCraene and Jade Shipley both finished with 12 points for Westfield.

University picks up win over Seton Catholic
INDIANAPOLIS – While playing under the roof of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the University boys’ basketball team was able to grab its second-straight win of the season against Seton Catholic on Friday, 54-43.
The Trailblazers outscored the Cardinals in three of the four quarters, including a 13-6 run in the third quarter. The leading scorer for University was Joe Martin, who finished with 12 points on 6-7 shooting, eight assists, four steals and a rebound.

HSE improves to 3-0
FISHERS – The Hamilton Southeastern boys’ basketball team remained unbeaten so far this season after grabbing a 59-53 victory over Avon on Friday.
Hamilton Southeastern held a 25-18 lead over Avon at halftime and remained leading for the rest of the game. Aaron Etherington led the Royals in points with 14 while also adding seven rebounds and three assists. Noah Smith added 13 for Hamilton Southeastern in addition to six assists and two rebounds.

Hamilton Heights grabs 9-point win
NEW CASTLE – In a round matchup against New Castle, the Hamilton Heights boys’ basketball team scored its highest point total of the season so far in a 76-65 win on Friday.
The game was close at the end of the first quarter, with the Huskies possessing a lead of just two over the Trojans, 20-18. Hamilton Heights trailed at halftime 31-30, but used a big third-quarter run, in which the team outscored New Castle 22-5, to grab the lead for the remainder of the game. Three players finished in double digits in scoring for the Huskies; Gus Etchison finished with 26 points, AJ Field ended with 21 and Camron Knott added 13. In addition to his 13 points, Etchison also finished with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Westfield falls to Zionsville
ZIONSVILLE – The Westfield boys’ basketball team fell to 1-2 on the season after losing to Zionsville on Friday, 77-61.
Zionsville jumped out to a 23-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and did not give up the lead for the remainder of the game. Braden Smith led the Shamrocks in points with 17 in addition to three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Zach Banks also finished in double digits for Westfield, adding 12 points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal.
Westfield will look to bounce back on Friday with a home matchup against New Palestine at 7:30 p.m.