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Cougars defeat NHS

Friday, February 20, 2004

Editor's note: See Monday's Brazil Times for a more extensive story.

Staff report

On Friday night, Bloomington South continued a 9-game winning streak by defeating the Northview Knights 57-48.

The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for Northview.

The Knights opened the game with Logan Whitman scoring eight of his 13 points in the game and taking a 16-12 first quarter lead.

However, the Cougars' physical defense limited the Knights to just 5-21 shooting in the second and third quarters. While Bloomington South hit 8-18 from the field to open up a 35-30 advantage heading into the the fourth quarter.

In the final period the cougars slowed the ball down in the half-court, running the clock each possession and forcing the Knights to foul.

The result was just the Knights' fourth loss of the season and second in the new year.

"They really hit some big shots at the end of the game," said Northview head coach Mitch Lancaster. "They are a very physical defensive team that is probably head and shoulders defensively above any team we play."

After defeating the top-ranked team in Class 4-A on Tuesday night, the Cougars show that they have been one of the state's best second-half teams.

The Cougars held the Knights' top-two scorers, Logan Whitman and Zach Keyes, to a combined 8-27 shooting period and got a combined 30 points from their own tandem of Desmond Stephens and Ben Chappell.

Northview got 21 points from senior Josh Timm but it wasn't enough to overcome Bloomington South's nine 3-pointers.

Northview (17-4) will face Fountain Central on the road next Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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