Northview set to tip-off versus Tiger Cubs

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Northview center Craig Greenwood scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds versus White River Valley on Saturday afternoon.

The Northview Knights look to continue their dominance of Greencastle on the basketball court tonight when they host the Tiger Cubs with JV action tipping off at 6:30 p.m.

The Knights have won the past 10 consecutive games stretching back to a 66-57 defeat to the Tiger Cubs in the 1992-93 season.

In that game, Greencastle's inside combo of 6'6 Brian Branigan and 6'5 Reid Snellenbarger combined for 38 points to offset a 15 point effort from Micah Workman of Northview.

Northview took a 78-59 decision from the Tiger Cubs last season as Zach Keyes scored 18 points followed by 12 points apiece from Logan Whitman and Josh Timm.

The trio will be back in action for the Knights this evening and looking to continue that Northview winning streak against the 12-6 Tiger Cubs who currently are on a four-game streak of their own.

Greencastle has defeated Monrovia, Tri-West, North Putnam and Cascade in consecutive games since a 42-41 loss to Danville.

Meanwhile, Northview returns home after a two-game road trip with a seven-game winning streak after a victory over Class A's second-ranked White River Valley, 72-61, on Saturday afternoon.

The Knights have lost just once since December, a 65-59 loss to Terre Haute South back on Jan. 16.

Against the Tiger Cubs, the Knights will have to stop the inside combination of Aden Stinebrickner-Kauffman and John Sibbitt who combined for 20 points in their win over Tri-West recently. On the perimeter, Chris Torrence provides a dangerous scoring ability, providing 19 points and five rebounds in last year's meeting between the team.

Greencastle's strength is team defense, as they led the West Central Conference in scoring defense, allowing just 49.5 points per contest.

The Tiger Cubs will be well rested after their last game, a 53-42 win over Monrovia back on Feb. 6.

Tipoff for tonight's game at Northview High School will be at 6:30 p.m. for the junior varsity contest.

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