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Lady Knights halt losing streak in big way

Monday, January 12, 2004

Points were aplenty at Northview High School on Friday night as fans were treated to a scoring barrage by not only the boy's basketball team but by the girls squad as well.

The Lady Knights got off a losing skid in a big way against Owen Valley with a 76-31 victory in front of the home crowd faithful.

Senior Whitney Medworth went off for a season-high 27 points, including five 3-pointers as the Knights upped their record to 7-6 overall this season.

After three consecutive losses the Knights finally seemed to catch the same spark that had them at 4-1 early in the year.

"I think that some of our seniors sort of saw their season passing before their eyes," commented head coach Bob Medworth. "They didn't want their year to keep going the way that it was."

According to Medworth, the biggest difference between Friday night's game and the past three losses was defense.

"We played a lot harder tonight," commented the Knight's head coach. "We had a height advantage, but our effort and energy level were both up. It all starts with defense."

And that defense was bolstered by the return of senior Erica Koehler who had missed a handful of games with mono. She returned to the tune of eight points and 10 rebounds.

"(Erica's) huge for us," commented Medworth. "I don't think we realized how much we missed (2003 graduate) Ashley Pierce. She hustled and got a lot of tough rebounds and loose balls for us. So when we lost Erica (Koehler) for awhile we weren't getting that from anyone."

The Knights never trailed as they shot 51 percent from the field (25-of-49) and hit six shots from long range. On the defensive side the Knights forced 23 turnovers and forced the Patriots to shoot just 29 percent (12-of-41). Northview also posted a massive 46 to 17 rebounding advantage, paced by Julie Whitted's 11.

The contest was more or less decided by the halftime break as the Knights roared out to a 34-11 advantage and extended their lead to 56-17 after a third quarter in which the Patriots hit just three-of-11 shots while the Knights dropped in seven-of-11 fieldgoal attempts.

Overall, three Knights scored in double-figures with Amy Thiemann adding 12 points and Sara Frazier chipping in 12. The Knights also got six points from Whitted and Laura McCrea. "Laura played an outstanding game for us tonight," commented Medworth.

The Knights will look to continue their winning ways when they visit Cascade on Wednesday.

Girls Basketball

Northview 76, Owen Valley 31

Owen Valley (31)

Chestnut 1-2 0-0 2, Worland 0-3 0-0 0, Truax 1-4 3-4 6, Stahl 0-5 0-1 0, Vuke 3-8 0-2 6, Cirgin 1-3 1-2 3, T.Truax 2-5 0-0 4, Staley 4-11 0-1 11. Totals: 12-41 4-10 31.

Northview (76)

McCrea 3-5 0-0 6, Koehler 2-4 3-5 8, Medworth 9-16 4-6 27, Frazier 4-6 0-0 10, Thiemann 2-7 8-8 12, Whitted 3-6 0-1 6, Gregg 2-4 0-0 4, Challandes 0-1 3-4 3, Plummer 0-0 0-0 0, Harland 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-49 18-23 76.

Owen Valley74614-- 31
Northview21132221-- 76

3-point fieldgoals -- Owen Valley 1-3 (Staley 1-2, Vuke 0-1), Northview 6-12 (Medworth 5-10, Koehler 1-1, Thiemann 0-1). Total Rebounds -- Owen Valley 17 (S.Truax 5), Northview 46 (Whitted 11, Koehler 10, Thiemann 6). Total Fouls -- Owen Valley 19, Northview 15. Fouled out -- Owen Valley (Chestnut). Turnovers -- Owen Valley 23, Northview 21.

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