Times Staff Reporter
The Brown County Eagles came to Northview for a junior varsity match on the eve of the Knights' varsity match-up tonight. The Northview girls were defeated Thursday, 34-27. However, Northview's boys won their match-up 57-40.
The girls' game was a tight one throughout that the Lady Knights just weren't able to close out even though they led during the first three quarters.
Sophomore Cassie Weddle was a strong force for Northview Thursday evening, leading the Knights with 12 points and tying for the team lead with three rebounds.
A deciding factor in the girls' game was how each team shot from the foul line. Northview was 10-of-15 on free throws, hitting two-thirds of their opportunities. However, that success didn't carry over to Brown County. The visiting Lady Eagles shot just 11 out of their 32 chances.
Despite leading after three quarters and scoring an average of eight points per quarter, Northview only scored three in the fourth period. Weddle scored all three.
Freshman Brooke Berry scored six points Thursday. Natasha Barrett added four of her own points to the Knights' total. Lindsey Potter scored three, and Melissa Lummis scored two in the loss.
Northview once again led during the first three quarters, but this time the Knights finished strong enough to get the victory.
Brown County just had no answer for the Knights' two big players inside, freshmen Daniel Kimball and Ethan Whitson. Kimball and Whitson combined for 30 points and 13 rebounds and were the difference in the game.
Even though Northview had a substantial height advantage inside, they didn't blow away the Eagles, especially Brown County sophomore Que Stewart.
Stewart had 25 points Thursday night, including the Eagles' first eight points coming out of halftime.
Sophomore Craig Stevens was second on the Knights with eleven points, sophomore Braden Parr contributed with seven points and classmate Travis Hakman had three points. Finally, Dallas King added six points to their total in the Northview victory.
Both boys and girls junior varsity teams are in action at West Vigo December 7 at 6 p.m.