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Northview freshmen cruise by Vikings

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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Northview's Braden Parr (No. 33) goes up for a rebound against West Vigo.
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM

Times Staff Reporter

The Northview freshman boys basketball team got their first win of the season in emphatic fashion Wednesday with a dominant 38-16 win over West Vigo.

The Knights set the tone early with a pressure heavy defensive scheme, which held the Vikings to just two points while forcing 10 turnovers in the game's opening quarter. This was made all the more impressive by the fact Northview got through the games first frame without committing a single foul.

The Knights' stingy defense, which held West Vigo to a mere five field goals on the evening, took pressure off their offense, which was also able to shine Wednesday night. Northview went on a 20-0 run between the second and third quarters, pushing its lead to an insurmountable total.

Leading scorers on the night were Braden Parr and Craig Peters with 12 and eight respectively.

Coach Joey Bennett was quick to praise his team's complete effort.

"We played very together and unselfish ball tonight," Bennett said. "It's the way we hope to play every game."

Bennett was critical of his team's preparation on Monday, saying their 50-45 loss to Owen Valley was largely in part due to a lack of focus early on, which resulted in a slow start. Bennett said he was much happier with the focus and determination he saw from his club on Wednesday and was hopeful it would carry over as their season progressed.

"We need to realize there is a connection between preparation and performance, Bennett said. "We played much better tonight, and I think this was a real confidence builder for us."

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Northview's Phillip Lalen (No. 43) defends Peyton Freeman in the Knights' win.
The Knights (1-2) return to action Friday, when they pay a visit to Terre Haute North.

The Northview freshman B-team was equally dominant in limited action, scoring a 25-7 win in one half of action. Garrett

Baysinger led Northview with eight points while Travis Hakman added seven.

At Northview

West Vigo (16)

Stewart 0 0-0 0, Gardner 0 0-0 0, Romanelly 0 1-4 1, Freeman 3 1-1 8, Wallace 2 2-4 6, Mackey 0 1-4 1

Northview (38)

Holifield 2 1-2 6, Hakman 0 1-2 1, Tracy 1 0-0 2, Walker 3 1-2 7, Clark 0 0-0 0, Peters 4 0-0 8, Parr 4 4-4 12, Britton 1 0-0 2.

West Vigo2347--16
Northview121556--38

3-point field goals -- WV 1-8 (Stewart 0-1, Gardner 0-1, Freeman 1-5, Mackey 0-1) NV 1-8 (Holifield 1-2, Hakman 0-1, Tracy 0-2, Clark 0-2, Peters 0-1). Total Rebounds -- WV 14 (Mackey 6, Wallace 4) NV 18 (Holified 3, Walker 3). Team Fouls -- WV 11 NV 8. Turnovers WV 27, NV 17.

B Team

West Vigo25--7
Northview1114--25