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Northview splits in conference openers

Sunday, December 7, 2008

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Northview's Spring Raines (No. 24) dropped 27 points on Brown County in a win.
Staff Report

NASHVILLE -- Northview's basketball teams hit the road to begin conference play on Saturday evening, facing the Brown County Eagles.

The Northview girls powered away from the Eagles in the third quarter, outscoring them 21-8 in the period on the way to a 66-44 victory.

"I thought our girls started out the game a little flat, but we were able to break open the game in the third quarter," said coach LuAnne Anderson. "Spring had 13 of her game-high 27 points in the third quarter.

The Eagles tried to take the Knights out of their game plan by slowing the contest down, but Anderson simply needed some time to made changes at the midway point.

"Brown County caught us off guard a little bit in the first half by trying to run a delay offense to slow the game down," said Anderson. "We made some adjustments at half time on our defense and really took them out of their offensive game plan."

The Knights finally got a break in their schedule after taking on opponents with a combined 20-0 record in their past three games. Facing the winless Eagles, was just the elixir the Knights required as Raines compiled one of the best games of her prep career with 27 points, including five 3-pointers, to go with 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals.

In the front court, Kirstin Kimball had a great game as well with 12 points and eight boards.

"Kirstin Kimball really stepped up her game," said Anderson. "It was great to see her have such a good game. She is one the hardest working girls that we have in practice."

Erica Lee gave the Knights a spark off the bench with five points and a pair of rebounds and Carlee Bell had five steals to go with six points and three rebounds.

"Erica Lee also came off the bench and did a fine job," commented Anderson. "She doesn't always get a lot of minutes, but she really came through for us and put in some quality time. Carlee Bell also had a good showing. She was able to penetrate on offense and she did the work on the defensive end, finishing the game with five steals. The girls really played hard and came together as a team."

Shelby Colson added a seven-point, eight rebound night for the Knights, Kelsey Searing had three points, Emily Phillips contributed four and Stormi Raines added two.

The result for the Northview boys wasn't quite as positive.

Just one night removed from a big win over Terre Haute North to open the season, the Northview boys suffered a letdown and gave up a 71-60 loss to the Eagles. The loss was just the second the Knights have given up to the Eagles since the 1999-2000 season.

Defense was the culprit in the loss as Northview allowed 49 second half points, including 20 of Bailey Howard's 24 points in the final two quarters.

The Eagles, coming off a road loss to Sullivan the evening before, placed three players in double-figure scoring to overcome a 10 point halftime deficit.

The Knights got 20 points from Austin Akers, who hit a trio of 3-pointers in the game. Jonathan Bradshaw added 12 with Jacob Musgrave tallying nine and Trent Lancaster added seven along with Clint Reynolds.

Northview's boys and girls' teams remain in WIC play with a double-header on Friday night at home against West Vigo beginning at 6 p.m.

Girls' game

At Brown County

Northview 66, Brown County 44

Northview (66)

Bell 2 1-4 6, Phillips 2 0-0 4, Sharton 0 0-0 0, Kimball 5 2-2 12, Webster 0 0-0 0, Sp.Raines 11 2-2 27, Searing 1 1-2 3, Lee 1 3-4 5, St.Raines 0 2-2 2, Colson 3 1-1 7, Sampson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 12-17 66.

Brown County (44)

Morgan 2 1-2 6, Howard 0 0-0 0, Graber 4 10-15 18, Harding 1 0-0 2, Smoot 0 0-0 0, Freese 3 0-0 7, Hundley 2 0-2 4, Miller 2 2-2 6, Seitz 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15 13-20 44.

Northview18112116-66
Brown County1411811-44

3-point fieldgoals -- Nv 6 (Bell, Sp.Raines 5), BC 2 (Freese, Morgan). Total Fouls -- Nv 17, BC 19.

JV -- Northview won.

Boys' game

Brown County 71, Northview 60

Northview (60)

Bradshaw 5 2-4 12, Musgrave 3 3-4 9, Akers 6 5-6 20, Lancaster 3 0-2 7, Reynolds 2 3-4 7, Sims 0 0-0 0, Tanner 0 2-2 2, Allen 0 0-0 0, Mershon 0 0-0 0, Wilson 1 0-0 2, Keller 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 15-22 60.

Brown County (71)

Crabtree 5 0-0 12, Baird 6 1-3 14, Allen 4 2-4 10, Graber 0 3-4 3, Howard 7 8-9 24, Wedan 3 0-0 6, Isley 1 0-2 2, Hoskins 0 0-0 0. Totals: 26 14-20 71.

Northview1715721-60
Brown County8142326-71

3-point fieldgoals -- Nv 5 (Akers 3, Lancaster, Reynolds), BC 5 (Howard 2, Crabtree 2, Baird).

JV -- Northview 49, Brown County 36.



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