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Artesians roll past Knights with big opening quarter

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tara Crooks (right) goes up for a rebound in Thurday night's loss to Martinsville.

Times Sports Editor

MARTINSVILLE -- If Martinsville was trying to make a statement following a three-game losing streak, the Northview girls were the unfortunate recipient of that message in a 70-22 loss on Thursday night.

Martinsville came out firing with a 28-point first quarter on 10-of-17 shooting that includes five 3-pointers in the quarter.

The Knights meanwhile turned the ball over 12 times in the quarter, missed all five of their shots from the field in being shutout in the period.

"We were just extremely outplayed by an extremely good team," commented coach Chad Smith. "It's hard to keep your head up when your down 22, 25, 28 points, but you just have to tough it out and not give up."

Kirstin Kimball got Northview on the board with a basket 1:18 into the second quarter, but the Knights didn't get much more going, falling behind 38-4 at the halfway point.

The third quarter saw a resurgence by Northview who battled Martinsville to a 14-14 stalemate in the period.

Tara Crooks hit one-of-two free throws and after back-to-back hoops from Murray State-bound Mallory Schwab, Spring and Stormi Raines combined for three straight 3-pointers by the Knights.

We came out in the second half and I told the girls to just play like the score was 0-0," said Smith.

The swing capped a 9-2 run by the Knights, but Martinsville came back with two free throws from senior Jennifer Engle who led the team with 15 points.

Martinsville boasted a roster loaded with experience that included nine seniors compared to just two for the Knights.

"They are awfully deep," commented Smith on the Artesians' roster. "They go 10-12 deep, but hopefully we'll see some improvement," he said when referring to the Knights' third quarter rally.

Martinsville continued some strong play with their reserves in the game as 14 different players saw time in the game.

The Artesians finished the fourth quarter by outscoring the Knights 18-4 down the stretch.

Kirstin Kimball had seven rebounds for Northview and Spring Raines led Northview with seven points, leaving her nine short of 1,000 for her career.

Stormi Raines added six while Kimball had three and Erica Lee added two.

In the JV game, Northview fell short 59-26 as Martinsville rained in eight 3-pointers.

Lee had 10 points to lead Northview and Kelsey Searing contributed nine.

The freshman game saw a 36-18 win by the Artesians who outscored the Knights 18-0 in the third quarter.

Raven Enders had seven to lead Northview followed by four apiece from Jonnica Johnson and Rissa Berg.

Northview will host Terre Haute South on Monday night.

At Martinsville

Northview (22)

Webster 1-2 0-0 2, Sp.Raines 3-13 0-1 7, St.Raines 2-8 0-0 6, Crooks 0-0 1-2 1, Colson 0-1 0-1 0, Birkey 0-3 1-4 1, Lee 1-1 0-0 2, Kimball 1-3 1-5 3, Sampson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 8-31 3-13 22.

Martinsville (70)

Engle 5-9 2-2 15, Martin 1-5 0-1 2, Ma.Schwab 4-14 0-0 8, Cramer 3-6 2-4 9, Steelman 5-8 0-1 10, Simes 1-4 1-2 3, Stroder 1-5 2-2 4, Mo.Schwab 2-8 0-0 6, Stiles 3-5 0-0 6, Thacker 0-0 0-0 0, Frye 1-2 0-0 2, Henselmeier 0-0 0-0 0, Pottorf 1-1 0-0 3, Roberson 1-1 0-2 2. Totals: 28-67 7-14 70.


3-point fieldgoals -- Nv 3-9 (St.Raines 2-4, Sp.Raines 1-3, Birkey 0-1, Colson 0-1), Mv 7-27 (Engle 3-7, Cramer 1-4, Mo.Schwab 2-6, Pottorf 1-1, Stroder 0-2, Simes 0-2, Ma.Schwab 0-5). Total Rebounds -- Nv 32 (Kimball 7, Sp.Raines 5), Mv 35 (Steelman 11). Total Fouls -- Nv 11, Mv 18. Turnovers -- Nv 30, Mv 8.

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