Homestead Spartans Dominate Concordia Cadets in SAC Basketball

The Homestead Spartans boys basketball team continued their perfect run in the Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) with a convincing 69-38 win over the Concordia Lutheran Cadets on Tuesday night. The Spartans improved to 12-0 overall and 5-0 in the SAC, while the Cadets fell to 6-6 and 2-3.

Spartans Show Off Their Offensive Firepower

The Spartans wasted no time in establishing their dominance over the Cadets, scoring 22 points in the first quarter and leading by 15 at the end of the period. Homestead’s senior guard Fletcher Loyer led the way with 10 points in the quarter, including two three-pointers. Loyer finished the game with a game-high 28 points, making six of nine from beyond the arc.

The Spartans did not let up in the second quarter, extending their lead to 25 points at halftime. Homestead’s junior forward Andrew Leeper added eight points in the quarter, showing his versatility with a three-pointer, a dunk, and a free throw. Leeper ended the game with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Cadets Struggle to Find Their Rhythm

The Cadets had a tough time finding their offensive groove against the Spartans’ stifling defense. Concordia’s senior guard Brandon Davis was the only Cadet to score in double figures, with 11 points. Davis also had four assists and three steals, but he also committed six turnovers.

Cadets in SAC Basketball

The Cadets shot just 28.6% from the field and 23.1% from the three-point line, compared to the Spartans’ 53.8% and 50%, respectively. The Spartans also outrebounded the Cadets 32-19 and had more assists (15-9) and steals (11-7).

Spartans Cruise to Victory in Second Half

The second half was more of the same, as the Spartans maintained their comfortable lead and never let the Cadets get closer than 21 points. Homestead’s sophomore guard Luke Goode contributed seven points in the third quarter, including a three-pointer and a layup off a steal. Goode finished the game with nine points, four assists, and three steals.

The fourth quarter saw both teams empty their benches, giving some playing time to their reserves. Homestead’s junior guard Grant Simmons scored six points in the quarter, while Concordia’s sophomore forward Isaiah Robinson had four points and four rebounds.

Spartans Remain Perfect in SAC, Cadets Look to Bounce Back

The Spartans improved their record to 12-0 overall and 5-0 in the SAC, keeping them atop the conference standings. The Spartans have won their SAC games by an average margin of 32.4 points, showing their dominance over their rivals. The Spartans will face another SAC opponent on Friday, when they host the Bishop Dwenger Saints (7-4, 3-1).

The Cadets dropped their record to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in the SAC, placing them in the middle of the pack in the conference. The Cadets have lost three of their last four games, and will look to snap their skid on Friday, when they visit the Northrop Bruins (4-8, 1-4).

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