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High school basketball: Friday's roundup, top performers

12:00 AM, Dec. 14, 2012 EST

Hamilton Southeastern senior Zak Irvin stays close to Zionsville senior Andrew Dakich during first half action of boys varsity basketball at Zionsville High School Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Irvin, a Michigan recruit, led the Royals to victory behind 30 points. / Doug McSchooler/for The Star

Another weekend of high school basketball is underway and Friday featured a number of intriguing matchups and standout performances around the Indianapolis-area. Here's a look at Friday night's action:

Star reporter Mark Ambrogi was at Zionsville for the boys matchup between the Eagles and rival Hamilton Southeastern. Click here for a complete game story: http://indy.st/U00lA9. Star correspondent Brian Peloza was at Scecina for a battle of unbeatens between the Crusaders and Speedway. Click here for a complete game story: http://indy.st/Tjdov1 For complete list of Friday's scores, click here: http://indy.st/XoRGFK


BEN DAVIS 51, WARREN CENTRAL 50, OT Michael Beaty went coast to coast and hit the game-winning layup with 2.6 seconds remaining in overtime as Ben Davis (4-1, 2-0, Metropolitian Interscholastic) upset Class 4A No. 3 Warren Central (4-1, 1-1) Friday night. Tony Wills got fouled with no time remaining and made one of two free throws to send the game into overtime. Wills finished with a game-high 25 points. IU recruit Devin Davis led the Warriors with 19 points and Jaraan Lands added 14. PIKE 76, COLUMBUS NORTH 74 Zavier Turner hit a 15-foot jumper from the right wing as time expired Friday night to lift the 4A No. 2 Red Devils (6-0) over the Bull Dogs (4-1). Evan Henry's 3-pointer with 14 seconds to go tied the score for the Bull Dogs. LEBANON 65, DANVILLE 56 Cord Barricklow scored 23 points and Caleb Brannon added 15 points to guide the host and Class 3A No. 8 Tigers (5-0) to a 65-56 win over the Class 3A No. 10 Warriors (5-1).


LEBANON 68, DANVILLE 31 Katie Curtis scored a game-high 28 points and eight steals, Kristen Spolyar had 15 points, 11 rebounds and four steals and Carly Greene added 15 points and eight boards as the Class 3A No. 3 Tigers (8-2, 3-0 Sagamore) routed the visiting Warriors (6-3, 1-1). LAWRENCE NORTH 61, WARREN CENTRAL 33 Mikale Rogers scored a game-high 16 points and Jordan Hankins added 11 to lead the visiting Class 4A No. 7 Wildcats (8-2, 2-0 Metropolitan Interscholastic) to an easy win over the Warriors (0-8, 0-2). EASTEN HANCOCK 51, KNIGHTSTOWN 42 Kiersten Schrope scored 14 points and added 9 rebounds for the Royals (7-3) over the host Panthers (6-4).


Here's a look at the American Family Insurance All-USA Indy Area Performances of the Day: 10. Aaron Brennan, Guerin Catholic: The junior forward recruit had a team-high 19 points to beat Howe 58-54 and help his 3A No. 5 Golden Eagles team remain undefeated. 9. Cord Barricklow, Lebanon: The senior had another strong performance, scoring 23 points to lead the undefeated 3A No. 8 Tigers past Danville 65-56. 8. Celeste Edwards, North Central: The senior guard poured in 24 points with 4 assists and 3 steals to lead the Panthers in a 65-62 comeback victory against Carmel. 7. Zak Irvin, Hamilton Southeastern: The Michigan recruit scored 30 points to lead the 4A No. 7 Royals past Zionsville 66-59. 6. Katie Curtis, Lebanon: The senior scored a season-high 28 points to lead the 3A No. 3 Tigers in a 68-31 rout of Danville. 5. Jaylon Brown, Fishers: The Evansville point guard recruit recorded 12 points as the Tigers upset rival 4A No. 1 Carmel 63-57. 4. Chloe Orrvar, Greenwood: The senior caught fire to score 32 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead 4A. No. 8 Greenwood past rival Franklin 54-51. 3. Tony Wills, Ben Davis: The senior guard drew a foul with no time remaining and sank a clutch free-throw to send the game to overtime. His 25 points helped lead the Giants to a 51-50 overtime victory against previously-unbeaten Warren Central. 2. Zavier Turner, Pike: The senior point guard sunk a 15-footer at the buzzer to help 4A No. 2 Pike stay undefeated and beat Columbus North 76-74. Turner led the Red Devils with 20 points. 1. J.C. Faubion, Lutheran: The senior guard scorched the nets for 42 points in a hard-fought 61-57 win against Southwestern. Other notable performances from Saturday night: Justin Brent, Speedway: The Notre Dame football recruit led the Spark Plugs with 21 points in a 70-58 victory against Scecina. Harris Brown, Northwest: The sophomore point guard put up 29 points as the Space Pioneers outlasted Broad Ripple 67-60. Devin Davis, Warren Central: The IU recruit led the 4A No. 3 Warriors with a team-high 19 points in a 51-50 overtime loss to Ben Davis. Alex Etherington, Hamilton Heights: The senior prospect sank two 3-pointers and scored 10 points total as the Huskies lost to Western, 73-65. Taylor Eversole, Southwestern: The junior scored 23 points to lead the 1A No. 8 Spartans past Lutheran 57-43. Ajay Lawton, Westfield: The senior guard recorded 27 points in a 65-61 Shamrocks victory over New Palestine. Bridget Perry, Roncalli: The Purdue recruit had a team-high 15 points to lead the Rebels in a 62-28 rout of Brebeuf Jesuit. Jenee' Petersen, Shortridge: The junior sank four 3-pointers to help the Blue Devils demolish Liberty Christian 70-18. Troy Spears, Martinsville: The junior guard recruit led the Artesians with 19 points in a 67-54 win against previously-unbeaten Indian Creek. Hayden Suter, Cascade: The junior guard scored 27 points to lead the Cadets in a 62-37 blowout of North Putnam. P.J. Thompson, Brebeuf Jesuit: The junior point guard recruit was held to just 9 points as the Roncalli defense garnered a 63-52 win against the Braves. NOTE: Trey Lyles, Tech: The heralded recruit didn't play Friday night in order to rest for Saturday's showdown with Chicago Curie. -- Compiled by Star correspondent Pete Smith.



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