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Raines breaks NHS scoring mark

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spring Raines is presented the game ball from Northview Girls' Athletic Director, Jan Gambill, after becoming the Knights' all-time scoring leader for girls' basketball on Saturday against Terre Haute North. Raines surpassed Julia Whitted's career total of 1,350 points. [Order this photo]
On Saturday, Northview High School senior Spring Raines broke a school record.

Raines became Northview's all-time leading scorer in girls' basketball with 1,351 points, surpassing Julia Whitted's old mark

Raines achieved the mark in the first quarter of Saturday's contest against Terre Haute North.

She was presented with the game ball after knocking down her fourth field goal of the first period.

Raines finished the game with 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds, but the Knights dropped to 6-7 after losing to the Patriots, 76-62.

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I am very surprised at the fact that she can score 30 points, but Northview still loses. come on now ladies. i believe in you. Lets make a turnaround GO NORTHVIEW LADY KNIGHTS

-- Posted by oleballer on Sun, Jan 18, 2009, at 5:04 PM

Big Bill, Where have you been the last couple of years? Spring Raines is a unique talent that many schools would love to have on their roster.Check the entire Wabash Valley stat sheets in the Terre Haute paper.The only category she is not mentioned in is blocked shots!When you have a guard who is the leading scorer,rebounder,assist and steals leader I cannot comprehend how you can come to your conclusion she is a one person "circus". I'm like you though,I can't wait to see what next season brings.Who do you see on the roster that can step up and average 22+ points and 8 rebounds a night?

-- Posted by shoman95 on Mon, Jan 19, 2009, at 8:22 AM

Goo job Spring!!

-- Posted by ape1 on Mon, Jan 19, 2009, at 10:43 AM

I understand the comments from BigBill. You would think the focus would be on winning games, not records. Next year hopefully, will be a good year for the Lady Knights.

-- Posted by rekabk62 on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 8:04 AM

I have a lot of ties to Northview basketball and I personally think that it is rather odd that a person can come on here and make comments about a kid. I mean when you sit back and look at the situation I'm sure everyone can see that Spring and all of the other girls on the team are someone's daughter. These kids go to practice everyday and then go home to a family, but for some reason there are people out there that believe that they can speak of a child in the manner that they would never want to hear someone say of their own. And maybe some people need to sit back and think that maybe because of these comments that are loosely posted could play a major part in why the girls program has some unity issues. At some point in time you have to look at Spring and respect her for what she has accomplished. I'm not sure that criticizing an individual (kid) for an amazing accomplishment is a very honorable thing to do, but this is a nasty and cruel world. I do believe that these comments are being made because some people are just jealous. Life can throw many curve balls at you and you can either be the person who stands in the batters box and argue with the umpire that it was a ball or you can kick up some dust and swing for the fences. Personally, I have been one to swing for the fences and I think that the girls basketball program would have much more success if individuals would accept their role and swing for the fences instead of making excuses. Just remember the next time you want to speak as yourself one question, "What if I heard someone bashing my child?"

-- Posted by OUTSIDER LOOKING IN on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 11:16 AM

Some things about Clay COunty never change. This is a high school game, for high school girls and should be left to that! Keep the parents mouths shut and things would be so much better!!!

-- Posted by sassypants on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:59 PM

Why do you believe that these are parents comments? I don't think that these are all complaints, some are merely observations. The teams Julia Whitted played on were fun to watch, played as a team, AND had winning seasons. As soon as she graduated the wins decreased. There are always those waiting in the wings to pick up the slack of those that have left. Some are good and some are not. Looking into next year, the girls have good potential and camaraderia. It should be exciting.

-- Posted by rekabk62 on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 10:11 AM

I personally think that there are a lot of jealous people or families that are jealous of Springs talent. She brings it to the court everygame she should be recognized for what she has done; those who think she shouldnt should keep their mouths shut. I cant believe the ADULTS who would talk about a child in HIGH SCHOOL..i mean this is HIGH SCHOOL..If those were parents who posted those rude and nasty comments they should be ashamed of themselves. If your child plays on Northview's Team tell them to step their game up and maybe they will get the limelight.

-- Posted by purduefan on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 2:52 PM

I'm Spring's best friend. I'm sure she'll appreciate the comment about Julia Whitted, she got the privelege of playing with her also : )

-- Posted by KristaVanatti on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 4:08 PM

I agree with unoit. At Northview, it's all about the "stars." The other kids, well they're just there to make those "stars look good." The kids want to play, but how can they when the only kids that get to play are these "stars" that are all anyone ever hears about. And then people wonder why the numbers for sports are dropping at Northview.

-- Posted by Mr. D on Tue, Jan 27, 2009, at 3:43 PM

I'm sure some of this young lady's basketball skill is God given talent, but I bet that a lot of it comes from hard work. People who stand out aren't always there because they were somebody's favorite. I'm sure that this young lady spends a lot of extra time working on her skills and living the sport. Some people just want to play the game but don't want to make the dedication to become truly great, which is fine but they shouldn't be upset when the person who puts in the extra work gets to play more and gets more attention for their performance. Congratulations Spring, I'm sure you will have great success at the next level of basketball if that's what you choose as well as great success in life.

-- Posted by Unsolicited opinion on Wed, Jan 28, 2009, at 11:18 PM

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