What sometimes is the best defense isn't always the best offense as the Rockville Rox found out on Saturday night.
The Rox used a spread offense to try and slow down the Knights' attack, but in turn, had trouble scoring themselves as Northview ran off to a 72-44 victory at home.
The stalling approach that is based primarily on ball control and high percentage shots worked for a short time as Rockville didn't take a shot until midway through the first quarter and held the Knights to just 14 points in the first quarter and only 10 in the second half.
Unfortunately for the Rox, they were only able to get off five shots in the half, making four, but trailing 24-11 at the break.
They would open their offense up slightly in the second half but Northview would continue to pull away.
Zach Keyes hit seven-of-eight in the game to lead the Knights with a game-high 19 points while Josh Timm added 17. Logan Whitman chipped in 14.
Northview would shoot 63 percent (25-of-40) from the field in the game, but had some troubles at the free throw line hitting just 15-of-26 (58 percent). The Knights also showed improvement on the boards by pulling down 30 rebounds compared to just 17 for Rockville. Dan Hoover led the way for Northview with six after an impressive offensive game in the junior varsity contest.
Hoover led the Knights to a 67-37 win with 30 points in the game.
A night after raining down a season high 14 3-pointers against Owen Valley in a win. The Knights hit another seven, led by Timm's three and Whitman's two.
The Knights are now 12-0 overall with a 3-0 mark in the Western Indiana Conference and have several days to prepare for another showdown with Vigo County rival Terre Haute South on Friday night at Northview High School. The Knights defeated the Braves 73-66 in the championship game of the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic Tournament.
Before the game, Logan Whitman and Zach Keyes were presented their all-tournament awards for the Wabash Tournament.
A moment of silence was also observed for student Melanie Burris who was killed in a car accident at the end of last week.