CLINTON -- The Northview JV girls' basketball team evened their record at 7-7 overall and 3-2 in the WIC by dropping South Vermillion, 36-19 on Thursday.
"We played a lot better tonight than last night," said coach LuAnn Anderson. "Our offense was clicking much better, and everyone became involved. We had balance in our scoring, which is always a good thing."
The Knights' defense was an important factor in the team's success in gaining the conference road win as well. Northview held the Wildcats to just seven combined points in the first and last quarters while pulling away to the win. Afterwards, Anderson commended her squad for their diligence in playing defense.
"We had 13 team steals, which enabled us to get out in transition and get some easy buckets," said Anderson.
Ali Sharton had a team-high nine points and senior Charlie Greichgauer had a strong game with eight points for the Knights. Freshman center Chelsey Sampson added four points for the team and sophomore Emily Phillips contributed seven. Lauren Webster had three points along with Carlee Bell and Erica Lee chipped in with two.
After rebounding from a tough loss in their previous game, Anderson was pleased with how her team bounced back.
"Overall, I was really proud of the way the girls played tonight," said Anderson. "When you have to come back from a tough loss, it is sometimes hard to play with intensity. The girls really stepped up and played within themselves and had a good game."
The Knights will play at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night when they host Clay City before the varsity game.
Junior varsity girls
Northview 36, S.Vermillion 19
Next game: Northview hosts Clay City on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.