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Northview girls earn WIC title with victory

Monday, February 3, 2003

Whitney Medworth (shooting) had eight points for Northview in the Knights win over Sullivan, clinching the WIC title on Saturday night.

SULLIVAN -- The weekend turned out quite well for the Northview Knights as far as their travels to Sullivan are concerned.

Not only did the boys' basketball team clinch a conference title on Friday night with a victory over the Golden Arrows, but then the girls, not to be outshone, followed suit on Saturday night with a 56-49 victory.

The win escalated the Knight girls' squad to a 15-5 overall mark this year and a perfect 6-0 mark in the Western Indiana Conference.

Amy Thiemann erupted for 17 points in the victory, including a pair of 3-pointers as the Knights took a 10-point first quarter lead.

However, the Golden Arrows (11-7 overall, 3-2 WIC) whittled away that gap to just 26-22 by the halftime break.

Northview however came out strong in the third quarter to push that lead back out to nine points through three and held on for the final margin of victory despite being outshot 24 to six at the free throw line.

Sullivan made just 15 fieldgoals to the Knights 24, but hit 16-of-24 from the line while Northview hit five-of-six from the line.

Ashley Bitler led Sullivan with 18 points. For Northview, freshman Julie Whitted added 16 points, Ashley Pierce nine and Whitney Medworth eight.

The Knights will get a look at a possible sectional opponent and their court on Tuesday night when they travel to Plainfield for a 6 p.m. tip-off.

The Clay City Eels' girls dropped a 63-48 decision to the Union Bulldogs on Saturday.

Brittany Rood led the way for the Eels with 12 points and Elizabeth Effner added another 10 for Clay City who fell to 3-15 this season.

Stacy Secrest scored a game-high 24 points for the Bulldogs (7-9 overall).

The Eels host South Putnam on Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m.

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