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Knights cut down the nets vs. Arrows

Monday, February 2, 2004

- Northview boys win 3rd straight unbeaten WIC title -

After missing a couple of months with a knee injury, Sullivan's Jeffrey Moore got a chance to return to the lineup against the Northview Knights on Friday night in a battle for a potential WIC title.

The result was not what he had hoped for.

Sullivan was able to contain high-scoring senior Logan Whitman, but didn't have an answer for the second high scorer on the Knights, senior Zach Keyes.

Keyes missed just one shot in the first half on his way to 22 points in just the first 16 minutes and Northview hit nearly 60 percent (16-of-27 FG) in the first half.

The result was a 39-25 Knight's advantage at the halftime break and a wicked 13-0 run in the second half's first three minutes doomed the Arrows to mop up time the remainder of the way in a 78-46 defeat to the Knights.

The victory gave Northview another perfect record in the WIC and gave the Knights another chance to cut down the nets.

About the only blemish in the game was an ankle sprain to Whitman in the third quarter that helped limit him to just 11 points, 14 below his average, but Keyes more than made up for it with his 29 point effort.

"(Sullivan) threw more chasers at us than I thought they would," said Northview coach Mitch Lancaster. "They were able to chase Logan (Whitman) around, but we just have too many good scorers for a team to do that."

Senior Josh Timm picked up nine of his 14 points in the second half and Tyler Akers also hit double-figures.

Northview's 2-3 zone was effective in limiting Sullivan's sizable front line to just 14 points on five-of-16 shooting and the Arrows only hit on four of 18 attempts behind the 3-point arc. The Knight's inside duo of Craig Greenwood and Dan Hoover kept Sullivan's leading scorer Kyle Lane and Larry Swain away from their comfort zone under the basket and the zone helped deny them each the ball.

"We played a lot more zone than we usually do," said Lancaster. "We've really worked on our defensive continuity and I thought our zone really helped shut them down inside."

The Knights picked up their third consecutive conference championship in undefeated style by knocking down almost 60 percent from the field in the game and dropping in nine from long range on the Arrows who were outscored by 16 in the third quarter and 14 in the first period.

Moore meanwhile made a solid return by hitting four of his 10 shots from the field for 10 points in limited action.

The Knights (12-3 overall) will head into the stretch run of their schedule by facing possible sectional foe Mooresville next Friday night on the road and then returning home Saturday night for a matchup with Plainfield.

Sullivan (46)

Cox 1-4 1-2 3, Lane 3-10 4-4 10, D.Baker 2-3 0-0 4, Steele 2-9 0-0 5, Swain 2-6 0-0 4, Moore 4-10 1-1 10, Fickle 1-2 0-0 2, Hoffner 1-4 0-0 2, Ridge 1-1 0-0 3, E.Baker 1-1 0-0 3, Falconberry 0-0 0-0 0, Huff 0-0 0-0 0, Shorter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 18-50 6-7 46.

Northview (78)

Whitman 4-7 0-0 11, Timm 5-11 0-0 14, Akers 3-5 2-2 10, Keyes 13-17 1-2 29, Greenwood 2-3 2-2 6, Brand 1-3 0-0 2, Hughes 0-2 0-0 0, Wells 2-3 2-2 6, Hoover 0-0 0-0 0, McCoy 0-0 0-0 0, Crooks 0-0 0-0 0, Thacker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 30-51 7-8 78.

Sullivan1015813-- 46
Northview24152415-- 78

3-point fieldgoals -- Sullivan 4-18 (Moore 1-6, Ridge 1-1, Steele 1-6, E.Baker 1-1, Cox 0-1, Fickle 0-1, Swain 0-1, Lane 0-1), Northview 9-24 (Timm 2-7, Keyes 2-4, Whitman 3-6, Akers 2-3, Hughes 0-2, Brand 0-2). Total Rebounds -- Sullivan 17 (Lane 5), Northview 33 (Keyes 6, Greenwood 6, Akers 5). Total Fouls -- Sullivan 7, Northview 8. Turnovers -- Sullivan 9, Northview 6.



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