Northview coach Mitch Lancaster got a decidedly better result against Danville this year than last when he was coaching the Rockville Rox. The Knights got an 80-72 victory over the Warriors to move to 4-0 for the first time in more than five years.
In his last meeting with Danville, Lancaster and the Rox fell 78-68 right before reeling off four straight wins on the way to a berth in the Regionals of the IHSAA postseason.
This time around, Logan Whitman and Zach Keyes remained hot from Friday night and the Knights added Travis Hughes and Josh Timm to the scoring mix.
A night after scoring 30 points in a win over West Vigo, Whitman added 22, including another four 3-pointers. But Keyes was the high-scorer with a game-high 23 points on his usual assortment of post-up moves that tend to leave opponents grasping at air.
With Keyes pounding away inside, Whitman, Hughes and Timm used the opportunity to penetrate and launch away from the perimeter. Hughes would score 16 points in the game after getting in early foul trouble on Friday night. Timm added another 11 points to put four Knights in double figure scoring.
Northview trailed at the half after getting off to a bit of a sluggish start.
The Knights fell behind in the second period as the Warriors got heated up to the tune of 22 points to take a 36-33 advantage. But in the second half, the Knights were the team that was red hot.
Northview rang up 47 points after the intermission and held the Warriors to 36 on their way to the victory.
The Knights (4-0 overall, 1-0 WIC) will have until Friday to rest up before making the trip to Avon for a 6:30 p.m. start to the junior varsity game.