The Northview freshman basketball team struggled with turnovers and their shooting proficiency in its season opener on Monday night.
The visiting Edgewood Mustangs broke open a close game in the third quarter with a 12-point outburst on the way to a 27-4 victory.
The Knights were unable to establish any rhythm in the game, going scoreless in both the second and fourth quarters. The Mustangs got some added pressure off the bench from Laura Luther who kept continued pressure on the point. The Knights turned the ball over seven times in the third quarter, 23 times in the game and Edgewood was able to break the Knights' press for some easy baskets after half.
Northview remained within 4-2 after one quarter on a basket from Bonita Wilkerson, who also had the team's other fieldgoal in the contest.
Edgewood was able to hold Northview without a score in the second quarter as they pulled out to a 9-4 advantage at the break.
Coming out of the locker room, the Knights attempted a half court trap against the Mustangs, which was effective for a couple of trips down the court. However, Edgewood found some open lanes in that trap for several easy hoops as they took a commanding 21-4 lead after three quarters.
For the Knights, Raven Enders had three rebounds in the game along with Darcy Bass and Jessica LaTourette. Hayley Miller and Shelby Davis each had two rebounds.
The Knights will have a chance to even their record on Thursday night when they travel to Bloomington North for a 6 p.m. game.
Next game: Northview visits Bloomington North on Wednesday at 6 p.m.