The Northview Knights used a strong opening quarter with dominating inside play to power past the Cascade Cadets at home, 62-47.
The Knights jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first 2:10 of the first quarter behind six points each from Julie Whitted and Erica Koehler.
The duo had their way inside in the initial going as the Cadets frontcourt couldn't handle inlet passes from the perimeter. Koehler and Whitted's points were all from beneath the basket in the early run.
Northview wasn't through however as they continued to extend their lead on the way to a 22 point opening quarter. The Knights hit 10-of-16 (63 percent) from the field in the first period while the Cadets hit just 3-of-12 (25 percent).
Leading 22-10 after one quarter, Koehler and guard Amy Thiemann picked up their second fouls along with Whitted who had 13 points in the first quarter.
While they were on the bench, the Northview reserves took over the cause led by Sara Frazier who had five points and three rebounds in the second quarter. Frazier would contribute seven points, six rebounds and a steal in her time on the court.
Northview would lead 35-16 at halftime and wouldn't let up in the second half. Whitney Medworth opened the half with a 3-pointer, part of her 15 point night. She would score seven in the third period as the Knights rang up another 16 points to lead 51-28 after three quarters.
Whitted would continue her strong game in the closing period, scoring another four points to go with three boards and a block in the quarter. Whitted would have a game and career high 17 points in the game. She'd add 10 boards and a handful of blocks to complete the contest.
The Knights also got 10 points from Koehler in limited time and six points, seven rebounds from senior Ashley Pierce.
The Knights (6-4 overall) will return to the court this Saturday versus Brown County. The junior varsity begins at 6 p.m.
Northview's junior varsity team won as well, 32-17 behind nine points from Laura McCrea and eight points on six-of-eight free throw shooting from Jenna Godsey.
The victory puts the Northview JV record at 3-3 this season.