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Monday, February 6, 2006

MOORESVILLE -- The Northview Knights may be putting it all together at just the right time of the boys high school basketball season.

With the boys' Indiana High School basketball tournament just a month off, the Knights ride a five-game winning streak into tonight's home game with the Plainfield Quakers at Northview High School.

Northview extended its winning streak Friday with a 60-39 win on the road over Mooresville, a potential opponent in Class 4A Sectional 13.

"Overall, this was one of our better games from start to finish.

Consistency is what we're looking for and I thought we had good consistent effort, good consistent defense," Northview coach Mitch Lancaster said.

"We know we may see them again in the sectional. We may not have seen their best [game] tonight. We know they're a pretty good ball club and we may see them again."

Northview got a little bit of everything from everybody who stepped on the court. Nick Wells got the Knights off to a 4-0 with two inside buckets, but got into foul trouble. With Wells on the bench, Jared Timm and Josiah Brock filled the nets and, along with Brodee Miller, led the Knights to a 24-21 rebounding advantage.

Timm paced the Knights with 16 points and five rebounds, followed by Brock with 10 points. Guards Brinn Meunier and Matt Stuckey combined for 18 points on 7-15 shooting.

"Josiah Brock has really come to play and has stepped up his game the last week or two. He's just got an aggressive tone to him right now and that's what we've been wanting," Lancaster said.

Northview never trailed. Wells scored the first four points of the game and the closest Mooresville got from there was 13-12 in the second quarter.

Northview put on an 8-0 burst for a 21-12 lead and a 3-point play by Timm with two seconds left on the clock gave the Knights a 24-16 halftime advantage.

"I thought our kids came to play tonight. I was really proud of them.

From an offensive standpoint we stepped up, made plays, got a little bit of a lead, were able to rebound well enough. [Defensively] what little bit of pressing and trapping we did was pretty effective at times, and we really executed well," Lancaster said.

Northview pulled away to a 17-point lead in the third quarter with a 10-0 run.

Brock sandwiched two buckets around a Meunier jump shot in the lane to open the run. Timm put back a missed free throw for two points, then Stuckey capped Northview's run with a steal and layup for a 37-20 lead with 3:45 left in the quarter.

"I thought our kids handled the ball well. I thought they took good shots and hit open shots," Lancaster said.

Northview led 39-28 going into the fourth quarter and that was as close as Mooresville ever got -- 11 points. Meunier hit two threes in the first three minutes of the final quarter to bump the Knights' lead back to 16 points.

Mooresville cut the margin to 11 points, 47-36, with 4:25 left in the contest, but Northview closed the contest with a 13-3 run, capped by Michael Medearis lay off a Jacob Reece pass.

Northview's JV is 9-7 after a 48-39 win over Mooresville. Trey Horn led the Knights with 17 points.

Northview (60) -- Timm 4-6 7-7 16, Miller 1-2 3-3 5, Wells 3-3 2-2 8,

Stuckey 4-7 0-0 9, Meunier 3-8 1-2 9, Brock 4-4 2-2 10, Medearis 1-2

0-0 2, Chamberlain 0-1 1-2 1, Reece 0-0 0-0 0, Crooks 0-0 0-0 0, Sanabria

0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-33 FG, 16-18 FT, 60.

Mooresville (39) -- Davis 1-12 0-0 3, Lawson 1-6 5-6 7, Brock 0-3 2-4

2, Skeens 0-1 0-0 0, Mossbrucker 5-11 5-6 16, Hawkins 4-5 0-0 8,

Walton 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 12-44 FG, 12-16 FT, 39 TP.

Northview 915 15 21-- 60
Mooresville 5 11 12 11-- 39

3Pt. Goals: Nv 4-10 (Meunier 2-6, Timm 1-1, Stuckey 1-3), Mv 3-13 (Davis 1-4, Walton 1-4, Mossbrucker 1-4, Skeens 0-1). Total fouls: Nv 15, Mv 16. FG Pct. -- Nv .606, Mv .272. 3-pt FG Pct. -- Nv .400, Mv .230. FT Pct. -- Nv .888, Mv .750. Rebounds: Nv 24 (Timm, Wells, Brock 5), Mv 21 (Davis, Lawson 5). Turnovers -- Nv 12, Mv 10. Assists: Nv 10 (Miller 4, Meunier 3), Mv 3 (Mossbrucker 2). Blocks -- Nv 4 (Wells 3), Mv 0. (*) Includes team rebounds -- Nv 1, Mv 4.

JV Game: Northview 48 (Trey Horn 17), Mooresville 39

Next game -- On Saturday, Northveiw (9-8) plays at home against Plainfield and Mooresville (4-12) travels to New Palestine.

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