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Northview girls hammer Owen Valley on the road

Saturday, January 11, 2003

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SPENCER -- The Northview Knights took advantage of another big night from freshman center Julie Whitted to power past conference foe Owen Valley 61-39 on Friday night.

Three days after getting 28 points and 15 rebounds from the 6'5 center against Greencastle, Whitted scored 14 in the first quarter on the way to a game-high 22 points and eight rebounds in limited action versus Owen Valley.

Despite the win, coach Bob Medworth was still looking for improvement from his team. "We didn't play with the intensity we should have tonight. We had some lackadaisical passes to start the game and it seemed to go from there."

The Patriots had their share of bad passes in the game, to the tune of 37 turnovers, though the Knights had 30 of their own.

The Knights were able to take advantage of 19 first half turnovers to cruise out to a 37-22 advantage at the halftime break as Whitted hit her first seven shots from the field.

The score could have been much more lopsided had it not been for Owen Valley's Lindsey Vuke who had 13 first half points of her own for the Patriots. But the Knights held her to just four in limited action in the second half.

Northview opened up as much as a 27-point advantage in the second half as reserves played a great deal of the fourth quarter for both squads.

The Knights had 10 players in the score column including Kayla Glassburn who got her first varsity point of the season. Casey Challandes and Jenna Godsey also got some of their first action of the year.

Whitney Medworth and Erica Koehler each had eight points for Northview while Lindsey Vuke led the Patriots with 17 in the game. Heidi Vuke added 12.

Jennifer Gregg picked up five points as eight players scored three or more points for the Knights who pulled down 35 rebounds to Owen Valley's 20.

"We've been working on our belly-up defense," said Medworth afterwards. "There were too many times tonight when our players needed to be reminded of what they should be doing. So we still have some work to do."

The Knights are now 11-4 overall and 4-0 in the Western Indiana Conference with their next game against West Vigo Thursday night at home.



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