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North Cougars pressure Knights into home loss

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

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Center Julie Whitted (#55) is pressured by Bloomington North's Lori Whitaker (#45) and Whitney Thomas (#11) during Tuesday's game between the Cougars and Knights.

Unrelenting Bloomington North defense provided the Northview girls basketball team with plenty of nightmares on Tuesday night.

The Class 4A No. 6 ranked Cougars forced 29 Northview turnovers, 12 in a third quarter that saw North pull away during a 24-2 outburst.

The result, North cruised to a 65-23 victory over the Knights.

Featuring a pair of Indiana Junior All-Stars in Kiley Jarrett and Whitney Thomas, Bloomington North trapped and pressured Northview's guards from the opening tip. While the Knights did turn the ball over 10 times in the first period, they were able to stay close over the first five minutes with their own tough defense on Jarrett and Thomas who were scoreless in the first quarter.

However, senior guard Lydia Serfling was able to capitalize on a handful of layins off steals to post 10 points in the period as the Cougars opened a 17-5 lead through the first eight minutes.

The Knights were within 32-12 at the halftime break, but the Cougars put the finishing touches on the game in quarter number three as Jarrett tallied 12 points and Brittany Ross scored six in putting the contest away for the Cougars.

Northview was led by five points apiece from Laura McCrea and Julie Whitted while North was led by 16 from Serfling and 14 from Jarrett.

The Knights (3-4 overall) will travel to Brown County for a boy/girl JV/Varsity doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday.


In the junior varsity contest, the Knights dropped a 25-13 decision despite six points from Stephanie Plummer.

Northview (23)

McCrea 2-5 1-2 5, Hayes 1-8 0-0 2, Gregg 1-4 0-0 2, Challandes 0-1 0-0 0, Whitted 2-2 1-2 5, Spugnardi 0-3 1-2 1, Harlan 1-3 1-2 3, Birkey 1-2 0-0 3, Fulk 0-0 1-2 1, Plummer 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 8-26 6-12 23.

Bloomington North (65)

Ross 4-10 0-1 8, Thomas 1-4 1-1 3, Jarrett 6-11 0-0 14, Serfling 7-10 1-1 16, Whitaker 3-4 1-2 9, Guyton 2-4 1-2 5, Sexton 1-4 0-0 3, Benson 2-3 1-3 5, Stratten 1-5 0-0 2, Deal 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Hobbs 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 27-56 5-10 65.

Northview 5729-- 23
B.North1715249-- 65

3-point fieldgoals -- Northview 1-10 (Birkey 1-1, Hayes 0-6, Gregg 0-1, Spugnardi 0-1, McCrea 0-1), B.North 7-15 (Jarrett 2-3, Serfling 1-2, Whitaker 2-3, Sexton 1-2, Ross 0-4, Stratten 0-1). Total Rebounds -- Northview 22 (Several with three), B.North 34 (Thomas 10). Total Fouls -- Northview 10, B.North 17. Turnovers -- Northview 29, B.North 14.



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