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Whitman's 1,000th point provides margin

Monday, February 3, 2003

SULLIVAN -- Logan Whitman reached a career-milestone Friday night while leading the Northview Knights to a 68-64 victory over the Sullivan Golden Arrows and a second championship.

Whitman crowned a 34-point effort with two free throws that secured the win and a second straight WIC basketball championship for the Northview Knights.

"That's a conference championship, we're 15-1 and [Whitman] really had a great game tonight," Northview Coach Mitch Lancaster said.

With nine seconds left on the clock at Sullivan High School, Whitman tossed in two free throws. Even though the game still hung in the balance, Sullivan stopped the game, announced the accomplishment and was given a standing ovation from fans on both sides of the floor.

Whitman, who hit 12-19 shots from the floor, was Northview's only double-figure scorer. "[Whitman] really came to play tonight and stepped up when some others were struggling," Lancaster said.

The Clay City Eels split a pair of games this weekend with a close, 38-37 victory over North Daviess on Friday night and an overtime loss to White River Valley on Saturday, 63-62.

In Friday's contest, Roger Harden scored the game-winning lay-in late in the fourth quarter as the Eels escaped with a road victory.

The Eels trailed 18-15 at halftime but rebounded to get their 11th win of the season.

Elliott Booe had 14 points and Harden added 12 for the Eels who are currently 2-3 in the Southwestern Indiana Conference.

Andrew Stuckey led the Cougars with 13 points.

On Saturday night versus the Wolverines the Eels blew an 12-point halftime lead as A.J. Graves pumped in a 3-pointer with just three seconds remaining to gain revenge for a two overtime loss to the Eels in the Greene County Tournament.

Graves has been a thorn in most team's side this year, but over the past two years he has been a particular pain to the Eels.

In last year's Greene County Tournament he finished off the Eels with a pair of free throws in an overtime, 55-50 win.

This time around he led all scorers with 24 points and overshadowed a dominating 17 point, 19 rebound evening for the Eels' Matt Farmer.

The Eels placed four players in double figures, including Elliott Booe's 16, Landon Wellman's 12 and Roger Harden's 10.

Jordan Schantz added 20 for the Wolverines who moved to 9-6 overall, 3-2 SWIAC) with the win.

The Eels will travel to Shakamak next Friday evening.

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