Times Sports Editor
The offense might still be a bit rusty for the Northview freshmen girls, but the defense appeared to be in midseason form against visiting Crawfordsville.
The Knights held the Athenians scoreless until there was less than two minutes remaining in the first half and used consistent scoring to pull out to a 16-7 win.
Despite holding Crawfordsville to just two first half points, the Knights were able to take just an 8-2 advantage at the halfway point.
Jonnica Johnson scored a pair of baskets and pulled down two rebounds in the second quarter to help extend the lead to 8-2 at the break. Benita Wilkerson and Raven Enders each had one basket to give Northview the lead.
Enders was the guiding force on defense for the Knights, grabbing eight steals in the game. Northview forced 20 turnovers in the game and kept the Athenians off balance in the offensive half of the court.
In the second half, the Knights continued to add to their lead with hoops from Jenny Gabriel and Enders. Jessica LaTourette grabbed four of her team-high six rebounds in the third quarter.
Leading 12-4 heading into the final period, the Knights got a basket, steal and a rebound from Darcy Bass in the quarter and three boards from Rissa Berg. Johnson would add her sixth point of the Knight as Northview capped the victory.
The win evened Northview's record at 1-1 overall and the Knights will host West Vigo on Nov. 28.
Northview 16, Crawfordsville 7
3-point fieldgoals -- Nv (None), CR (None). Total Rebounds -- Nv 24 (LaTourette 6, Berg 4), CR 12 (Grimble 5). Total Fouls -- Nv 11, CR 6. Turnovers -- Nv 19, CR 20.