Hannah Hunter goes up for two of her eight points in Thursday's victory. She also pulled down five rebounds in the game.
- Girls squad holds Edgewood to just 15 percent shooting -
There wasn't much that was pretty about the junior varsity action on Thursday evening at Northview.
However, the girls team can at least say that they got the 'W' in a contest the Knights won despite hitting only eight-of-34 (24 percent) from the field. Of course, Edgewood's girls hit only four-of-27 (15 percent) as Northview won 28-14.
Northview's boys weren't quite so lucky as they fell behind 45-22 and despite warming up to knock down six 3-pointers in the final quarter, lost 50-43.
The Northview girls got just enough offense to defeat the Mustangs, holding a tenuous 13-7 lead at halftime but hitting seven-of-nine free throws in the second half to pull away late.
Spring Raines led the scoring for the Knights by scoring 10 points, including five-of-six free throws in two quarters of action and helped cement the win in the fourth quarter with five charity shots from the line. Hannah Hunter scored seven of her eight points in the second half. Both Raines and Hunter tied for the team-high with five rebounds apiece. Kayla Raderstorf added five points in the win that propelled Northview to a 5-2 mark this year.
In the boys game, the Mustangs hit their open jumpers and steadily pulled out to a 22-13 lead at halftime. However, the Knights remained close as Nick Lancaster knocked down a 3-pointer to open the half and hit a pair of free throws.
Edgewood came back to finish the half on a strong run, tallying 18 of the final 22 of the quarter to lead 45-22 heading to the fourth quarter.
Caleb Whitman opened the fourth period with a 3-pointer followed by one from Austin Akers and Trey Horn to pull within 47-31. Horn would add another two from long range and Whitman would hit another along with hitting all three free throws after being fouled on an attempt.
However, the Mustangs got just enough from the free throw line to earn the win, going six-of-nine from the charity stripe as the Knights ran out of time.
Whitman had 13 to lead the Knights and Horn added 11 with Lancaster chipping in with 10 more for the Knights.
The girls team will compete in the Western Indiana Conference tournament beginning on December 20th at 5:30 p.m.
The boys will also compete in the tourney on December 20.