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Weather cancels NHS game

Friday, January 20, 2012

Northview senior Chance Talbot goes up for a basket. The Knights' contest against South Vermillion Friday was canceled at halftime due to inclement weather. No makeup date has been scheduled. [Order this photo]
Mother Nature didn't allow the Northview boys' basketball team the homecoming they had hoped, as the game was canceled at halftime with the Knights leading South Vermillion, 35-25.

The Knights defense came to play in the first quarter forcing five turnovers, three of which were dead ball traveling calls against the Wildcats.

The Knights offense didn't let down either, as Northview shot 9-18 from the field.

Leading the way for the Knights in the first quarter was Dillon Reynolds with six points.

Jacob Ninesling was also active, grabbing a pair of boards and scoring two.

By the end of the first quarter, the Knights were leading 19-10.

At the start of the second quarter, Northview traded blows with South Vermillion, but the closest the Wildcats got was six points.

With four minutes to go in the quarter, Northview's Reynolds hit a three to push the lead to 11.

However, the Wildcats responded once again with four quick points from Phillip Harpenau and Logan Waldrop.

Northview was able to stop the surge on their next offensive series with Damon Hyatt, who got fouled on a three-point attempt, connecting on two of the free throws at 2:48 left in the quarter.

In the final two minutes Northview was able to hold their double-digit lead by following each Wildcat's basket with one of their own.

In the final seconds of the half, with the ball in the Knights' hands, Chance Talbot was able to save the ball from out of bounds after a missed shot and pass it to Reynolds who connected on the shot after being fouled, with under a second left to play. Reynolds was unable to hit the free throw, and Northview went into the half leading 35-25.

At about the midway point of the break, school officials told those in attendance that the game was cancelled at urge people to file out in a calm manner.

At press time no continuation of the game was announced.