The Times file photo by Aaron Snyder
Hamilton Southeastern’s boys basketball team takes on Noblesville in a game earlier this season. On Saturday, though, it was all about the girls team, who took home the program’s first-ever IHSAA 4A State Championship.
The Times file photo by Aaron Snyder Hamilton Southeastern’s boys basketball team takes on Noblesville in a game earlier this season. On Saturday, though, it was all about the girls team, who took home the program’s first-ever IHSAA 4A State Championship.

The Hamilton Southeastern girls basketball team (27-1) took home their first-ever IHSAA 4A State Championship on Saturday as they defeated Lawrence North (22-7) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis by a score of 55-44.

The Lady Royals were led by Sydney Parrish, who managed 30 points—including 10 points in the third quarter alone. HSE’s Malea Jackson added six points while Amaya Hamilton, Tayah Irvin, and Molly Walton each had five. Jackie Maulucci scored four points for the Lady Royals and Lydia Self added one point of her own.

The Lady Royals shot 18 of 40 from the floor, including going 4 of 11 from behind the arc in their 55-44 victory.

Lawrence North was led by Jayla Smith — knocking down five three-pointers — and Katie Davidson who each managed 15 points. Lauren Gunn added seven points, and Kristian Young and Shamaria Walker each scored two.