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Northview JV teams earn hoops wins against Vikings

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Kylee Mckee makes a pass to the post for the Knights during the junior varsity's win over West Vigo on Tuesday.
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM

Times Staff Reporter

The Northview boys and girls JV squads earned victories Tuesday night in double header action against West Vigo.

The girls upped their record to 3-3, with a tight 31-26 win. After jumping out to an 18-10 lead early, the Lady Knights struggled to hold onto the ball, which allowed for a West Vigo rally. Northview turned the ball over on their final five possessions of the first half, allowing the Vikings to go on a 6-0 run to pull within two at the break.

After the Vikings scored the first four points of the second half to snag their first lead of the game, Jessica and Danielle LaTourette finally ended the Knight woes, scoring nine consecutive points as a duo, which helped Northview re-establish a lead they would never relinquish. Jessica and Danielle led Northview in scoring with eight and seven points respectively.

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Zach Hull drives for two points against West Vigo in the JV game on Tuesday.
Girls coach Michael Medearis said he was a little irritated with his team's multitude of turnovers, but was happy to see his players rectify their early mistakes to get their record back to .500.

"It wasn't our prettiest win," Medearis said. "But we had girls finally step up when they needed to, and once we got the lead back, we played smarter."

Medearis said despite the win, his team had a great deal of improvement to make, and was hopeful the turnaround would begin next week when they faced a tough Terre Haute North team.

"We've still got a lot of work to do," Medearis said. "For the most part we are improving game by game, but we can't be happy with where we are now."

The boys JV earned its first win of the season, taking a 50-40 victory.

After falling behind early due to poor interior defense, the Knights took quick command of the game with a balanced and fast-paced offensive attack, which culminated in many uncontested layups.

Northview capped the first period with a crisp, full court pass from Brock Wheeler to Connor Bowman, who laid the ball in as time expired, giving Northview a 17-14 advantage. The Knights held the lead for the remainder of the game, and officially put things out of reach with an 11-2 run in the fourth quarter.

Zach Hull led a balanced offensive attack, which saw 10 players score, with 13 points. Hull also had six rebounds on a night, which saw Northview outrebound the Vikings by a decisive 24-9 margin.

After two opening season losses in which his team struggled in many fundamental aspects, coach Chris DeHart was delighted to see his team execute their designed game plan so fluently.

"In our first two games, we couldn't do anything right," DeHart said. "It was very exciting to see our guys execute our game plan so well, and to get so many easy layups."

DeHart said he was hopeful such an impressive win would give his team the needed confidence to take its game to new heights.

"This game was very good for our confidence," DeHart said. "To get our first win on our home court; it's very exciting."

The girls return to action next Tuesday with a game at Terre Haute North, while the boys will have nine days to prepare for their next contest, a home game against Edgewood.

At Northview

Girls

West Vigo (26)

Tewell 3 0-0 6, Soliday 0 0-2 0, VanGilder 0 2-2 2, Woodward 6 0-3 12, L. Walters 0 0-2 0, McClain 1 0-0 2, A. Walters 1 2-4 4

Northview (31)

McKee 2 0-0 6, J. LaTourette 3 2-6 8, Hughes 1 2-6 4, Girton 1 1-2 3, D. LaTourette 3 1-3 7, Carter 1 1-3 3.

3-point field goals-- WV 0-3 (L. Walters 0-1, McClain 0-2) NV 2-4 (McKee 2-4), Total Rebounds WV 21 (A. Walters 6, L. Walters 5) NV 25 (J. LaTourette 6, D. Latourette 6, Carter 5) Team Fouls WV-- 14, NV-- 13, Turnovers-- WV 15, NV 19

Boys

West Vigo (40)

Lindsey 2 0-4 4, Stewart 3 1-4 9, Tilford 0 2-2 2, Gregg 4 0-4 9, Lyon 2 0-0 4, Corenflos 5 2-4 12

Northview (50)

Watts 1 0-0 2, King 1 4-4 6, Bowman 4 0-0 8, Talbot 1 1-2 3, Rodgers 1 0-0 2, Rohr 1 0-0 2, Wheeler 4, 0-2 8, Pestoff 2 0-0 4, Hull 4 2-4 13, Ninesling 1 0-0 2

3-point field goals-- WV 3-7 (Lindsey 0-1, Stewart 2-3, Gregg 1-3) NV 3-10 (Watts 0-1, King 0-2, Bowman 0-2, Rohr 0-1, Hull 3-4) Total Rebounds-- WV 9 (Lindsey and Lyon both with 3) NV 24 (Hull 6, Wheeler and Ninesling both with 4), Team Fouls-- WV 12, NV 14, Turnovers-- WV 13, NV 13.