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Northview girls win WIC slugfest with Wildcats

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Carlee Bell (No. 10) cruises in for a hoop during Northview's win over South Vermillion.

Times Sports Editor

CLINTON -- The Northview bench played an important role in the Knights scoring a 53-32 win on the road against South Vermillion.

The Knights got 20 points from their bench in improving to 8-7 overall and 3-2 in the WIC.

A physical and closely officiated first half left Northview's Kirstin Kimball and Spring Raines on the bench for the entire second quarter and several minutes of the first period. So coach LuAnne Anderson confidently brought in the reserves, who not only held a 15-6 first quarter advantage, but built it into a 25-11 lead at halftime.

"We got everybody in tonight and they got significant time," Anderson said. "We had balanced scoring, but it was hard to get into any offensive rhythm."

The shooting statistics for both times bore that fact out as Northview hit only 30 percent from the field before halftime and the Wildcats were ice cold at 12 percent (three-of-26).

Northview stifled South Vermillion in the second quarter, holding the Wildcats to just one-of-17 shooting from the field.

Meanwhile, though Kimball was on the bench after a seven-point first quarter, the Knights got three points from Emily Phillips and Lauren Webster along with two apiece from Chelsey Sampson and Shelby Colson to extend the lead to 14 at the break.

The second half was more of the same as the Knights spread the ball around with Kimball and Carlee Bell adding buckets along with Kelsey Searing and Stormi Raines.

Spring Raines scored six of her 11 points in the quarter before sitting down for good early in the fourth quarter.

All of the Knights starters headed to the bench with more than six minutes left in the game as the reserves finished off the victory.

Nearly everyone on the roster scored in the game with Webster hitting all six of her free throws in the fourth quarter for nine points. Even though Erica Lee didn't break into the scoring column, she contributed three rebounds in limited time. Alyssa Conrad added a late jumper and Ali Sharton had three points in the fourth quarter of the victory.

Anderson's team, which has won three-of-four, turns its sights on a county match-up with Clay City on Tuesday night.

"We've got a big one on Tuesday night," Anderson said. "I know it'll mean quite a bit to both coaching staffs."

Northview travels to Clay City for the game beginning with a 6 p.m. junior varsity tip-off.

At S.Vermillion

Northview (53)

Bell 1-6 1-2 3, Phillips 2-12 1-3 5, Sp.Raines 3-8 4-4 11, Kimball 3-5 3-4 9, St.Raines 2-5 0-0 5, Sharton 1-2 1-2 3, Colson 1-3 0-0 2, Lee 0-1 0-2 0, Webster 1-5 6-6 9, Sampson 1-2 0-0 2, Searing 1-1 0-0 2, Conrad 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 17-51 16-23 53.

S.Vermillion (32)

Kelly 0-3 0-0 0, Brower 2-3 0-1 4, Samuelson 0-1 0-0 0, Milam 3-10 3-5 9, Thomas 2-5 2-5 6, Link 0-2 0-0 0, Watts 0-1 0-0 0, Cheesewright 0-5 1-4 1, Riggen 1-7 0-2 2, Kirby 2-10 0-3 4, Lubovich 1-2 2-2 5, Wright 0-1 1-2 1. Totals: 11-50 9-24 32.


3-point fieldgoals -- Nv 3-10 (Sp.Raines 1-3, St.Raines 1-3, Phillips 0-1, Webster 1-3), SV 1-5 (Lubovich 1-2, Riggen 0-2, Kirby 0-1). Total Rebounds -- Nv 35 (St.Raines 5, Colson 5), SV 35 (Thomas 11). Total Fouls -- Nv 21, SV 13. Turnovers -- Nv 19, SV 24.

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