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Road unkind to Northview in WIC openers

Sunday, December 5, 2010

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Trent Lancaster scored 10 points for the Knights in Saturday's contest against Brown County.
Times Staff Report

NASHVILLE -- The Northview Knights got a bit of a reprieve on the road Saturday night as Caleb Mershon led the team into overtime with a game-tying 3-pointer in regulation. However, Brown County came away the winner in a WIC shootout, claiming a 79-78 victory in Nashville.

Northview's Jake Ninesling led the Knights to a 17-9 lead after one quarter, scoring eight points in the opening period. Those were his only points of the game however as Brown County closed the gap to three at 31-28 at halftime.

In the second half Brown County was able to pull out to a 41-39 lead in the third quarter and held a six-point lead with two minutes remaining. However, Mershon nailed one of his five 3-pointers in the game to tie the score at the end of regulation. Mershon had 20 points to lead the Knights scoring.

The Eagles, who hit 31-of-39 free throws, hit a pair to lead by three points with 10 seconds to play and tried to foul as time wound down, but Mershon got free and buried a 30-foot shot to send the game into overtime.

In a quick paced extra session, Northview opened up a four-point lead, but couldn't hold on to it as the Eagles were able to snag the one-point victory with a 15-point period.

Jacob Musgrave had 12 points for the Knights and Trent Lancaster added 10. Caleb Wedan led Brown County with 27 points while Jordan Rose added 22.

In the girls' game, the Eagles rushed out to a 15-2 lead after the first quarter and weren't seriously challenged in a 70-39 WIC victory for Brown County.

Kami Graber erupted for a 27-point game that included four 3-pointers and Brown County used a 38-8 halftime gap to hold off the Knights, who played the Eagles close in the second half at 32-31.

Ashley Hughes led Northview with seven points and Lauren Webster had six points followed by Chelsey Sampson's five.

The Northview boys (0-3 overall, 0-1 WIC) and girls (0-7 overall, 0-1 WIC) are back in action at home against West Vigo on Friday night.

Girls game

Northview (39)

Berry 0 0-0 0, Potter 0 3-4 3, Knight 2 0-0 4, Deckard 1 1-2 3, Webster 2 2-2 6, Weddle 1 2-2 4, Hughes 3 0-1 7, Carter 2 0-0 4, Girton 0 3-4 3, Barrett 0 0-0 0, Sámpson 2 1-1 5. Totals 13 FG, 12-16 FT, 39 TP.

Brown County (70)

Morgan 0 0-0 0, Graber 9 3-3 27, Hoskins 1 2-4 4, Benton 0 0-0 0, Robinson 9 1-2 19, Hundleg 3 4-6 10, Wedan 2 1-4 5, Dunn 2 0-1 4, Briles 0 1-2 1, Merryman 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 FG, FT, 70 TP.

Northview261219 --39
Brown County15231121--70

3-point goals -- Hughes, Graber 4. Total fouls -- BC 17, Nv 18.

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Boys game

Northview (78)

Hyatt 3 3-4 9, Reynolds 2 2-2 7, Lancaster 3 3-4 10, Mershon 6 3-5 20, Talbot 1 0-0 2, Robertson 2 2-3 6, Hull 1 0-0 2, Ninesling 4 0-0 8, Musgrave 6 0-w 12, Pestoff 0 2-2 2. Totals 28 FG, 15-22 FT, 78 TP.

Brown County (79)

Rose 4 14-14 22, Graber 4 2-2 12, Robinson 2 5-6 9, Wedan 8 7-10 27, Norman 0 2-2 2, Walls 3 1-4 7. Totals 21 FG, 31-38 FT, 79 TP.

Northview171482514--78
Brown County919132315--79

3-point goals -- Reynolds, Lancaster. Mershon 5, Graber 2, Wedan 4. Total fouls -- N 26, BC 19.