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Second half drought dooms Northview frosh

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Darcy Bass tries to move the ball past half-court, but Owen Valley's full-court press swarms her in the second half of a 33-10 Knights loss.
By MELINDA QUASIUS

Times Staff Reporter

Second-half ice cold shooting and several consecutive turnovers stopped the Northview High School freshman girls' basketball team from overcoming a four-point half-time deficit to Owen Valley High School.

Northview started off the game with a free throw from Jonnica Johnson, followed by a three-point basket by Raven Enders, her only points of the evening.

Johnson added two jump shots, giving the Knights an 8-6 lead. She scored five points and had three rebounds.

The Patriots pulled within two points before the end of the quarter, and nearly tied the game after swinging the ball around the perimeter and into the post to Jessica Montgomery. Montgomery's bunny-shot bounced off the rim and into the hands of Johnson.

Montgomery had four points and two rebounds.

In the second quarter, Owen Valley used post play to pull away from the Knights.

With a minute left in the half, Alissa Heaslet received a pass at the top of the lane, turned and lobbed a pass into Sarah Letman. Letman made the easy basket, putting the Patriots up 14-10.

Jessica LaTourette scored the Knights only points of the quarter on two free throws after being fouled on a rebound and put-back.

Owen Valley went into the locker room up 14-10, even though Northview out-rebounded them, 10-6.

The Patriots began the second half in a full court press, trapping the Northview guards at the half-court line.

The Knights struggled to get the ball into the offensive zone, committing 14 turnovers during the game.

With five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Danielle Matsel made a baseline shot to give the Patriots a 16-10 lead.

Moments later, the Knights were able to get the ball into the frontcourt, but Benita Wilkerson was called for a charge while driving to the hoop.

Matsel missed a three-point shot to end the third, the Patriots up 24-10.

The Patriots added to their lead in the fourth, with Matsel hitting a three-point basket, Montgomery hitting a jump shot from the lane and Courtney Deal knocking down two free throws.

Enders attempted several three-point baskets in the waning moments, but could not get the ball to go in.

Without scoring in the second half, Northview lost, 33-10.

OWEN VALLEY (33): Matsel 3-6 0-0 7, Kinnick 3-4 0-0 6, Heaslet 3-4 0-0 6, Montgomery 2-7 0-0 4, Leichter 2-4 0-0 4, Deal 1-3 2-2 3, Letman 1-3 0-0 2, 0-4 0-0 0, Totals FG 15-35, FT 2-2, 33 TP.

NORTHVIEW (10): Johnson 2-6 1-2 5, Enders 1-5 0-0 3, LaTourette 0-5 2-4 2, Bass 0-6 0-0 0, Wilkerson 0-2 0-0 0, Stemm 0-1 0-0 0. Totals FG 3-25, FT 3-6, 10 TP.

Owen Valley68109--33
Northview8200--10

Three-point fieldgoals: OVHS 1-2 (Matsel 1-2), NHS 1-4 (Enders 1-3, Bass 0-1).

Total Rebounds: OVHS 13, NHS 16.

Total Fouls: OVHS 7, NHS 5. Turnovers: OVHS 4, NHS 14.



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