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Knights fall in regular season capper at Danville

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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Northview's Caleb Mershon had seven points to top the Knights against Danville.
By STEVE FIELDS

For the Brazil Times

DANVILLE -- The Northview Knights are looking forward to the Class 4A sectional and a re-match with the Plainfield Quakers on March 3 at Terre Haute North.

That will help them forget the 61-29 spanking they suffered Wednesday night at Danville in the regular season finale.

"Danville could take away what we do best and we didn't have something else to go to. They are a good team. They completely handed it to us. Now our record is 0-0 and we're thinking about Plainfield," Northview coach Ernie Maesch said.

Built around 6'9, 230-pound Travis Carroll, who has already committed to Purdue, the 16-4 Warriors jumped out to an 18-8 first quarter lead and led 37-12 at halftime. While the Knights hit just 5-of-23 shots from the floor, Danville was 16-of-28 in the opening half.

Northview misfired on its first seven shots in the third quarter. Caleb Mershon finally blew the lid off the rim with a 3-point shot with 3:50 left in the period for the Knights first points of the second half.

Danville held a 55-20 advantage going into the fourth quarter and starters for both sides were done for the night.

Carroll scored 15 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked four shots in just three quarters of action.

Northview, shooting just 24 percent (10-of-41) for the night, was led by Mershon with seven points.

"We couldn't score and we couldn't defend them, either one," Maesch said.

In JV play, Danville prevailed 41-36 over Northview. Hunter Robertson led Northview with 14 points.

Northview finished the regular season 14-12.

The Knights take on Plainfield on March 3 beginning at 6 p.m.

At Danville

Northview (29)

Reynolds 1-3 0-0 3, Bradshaw 1-7 0-0 2, Musgrave 0-5 2-2 2, Lancaster 1-5 0-0 2, Akers 2-12 0-0 5, Keller 2-3 0-0 4, Mershon 2-4 1-2 7, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Rector 0-0 0-0 0, Robertson 0-0 0-0 0, VanHorn 0-0 1-2 1, Allen 1-1 0-0 3, Sims 0-1 0-0 0, Totals: 10-41 4-6 29.

Danville (61)

Hall 10-14 0-0 22, Rigdon 1-4 0-0 3, Carroll 7-12 1-3 15, Mabitt 0-0 0-0 0, Humphrey 3-6 0-0 6, Doub 2-3 0-0 4, Schaffer 0-0 0-0 0, Bichler 1-2 0-0 2, Mackey 1-4 0-0 2, Chalfant 2-2 0-0 4, Phipps 1-5 0-0 3, Leonard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 28-50 1-3 61.

Northview8489-29
Danville1819186-61

3-point fieldgoals: Nv 5-11 (Mershon 2-3, Akers 1-5, Allen 1-1, Reynolds 1-2; Dv 4-11 (Hall 2-2, Rigdon 1-2, Phipps 1-5). Total Rebounds -- Nv 18 (Bradshaw 3), Dv 35 (Carroll 12). Total Fouls -- Nv 2, Dv 7. Turnovers -- Nv 10, Dv 10.

JV -- Danville 41, Northview 36.