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Sullivan shooters too much for Knights in WIC play

Friday, January 25, 2013

Northview's Mallory Smith (No. 44) and Mikayla Rowan (No. 40) go up for a rebound. [Order this photo]

Times Sports Editor

The Sullivan Golden Arrows continued to roll Friday night, capturing their 13th consecutive girl's basketball win this season with a 63-26 victory over Northview.

Coming into the game, the Knights were well aware of the need to limit 6'2 Indiana State signee Rhagen Smith in the post. However, they weren't expecting the Arrows would get the kind of output that senior Cobie Harrison was set to provide.

Northview limited Smith to five points in the first half, but Sullivan got a pair of 3-pointers from Jaleigh Gilham in the opening quarter and Harrison drilled a pair of her own in the second period to put their team ahead 38-16 at the break.

"When you've got a Division I post player and you've got four girls around her that all can shoot it like they did tonight, it basically makes them impossible to guard," Northview coach Scott Buell admitted. "When they play like that, they are probably the best team we've faced all year and we've played some really good teams."

Harrison was probably the biggest surprise as the 5'9 forward had hit just one 3-pointer all season long. She would finish the game with a team-high 15 points.

"You go over the scouting report and she's averaging five points per game and shooting 11-percent for the season from 3-point range, and then she hits two," Buell said of Harrison. "What are you going to do? You just have to tip your cap to them, they played an outstanding game."

Sullivan iced the game early in the second half, getting a 3-pointer from Gilham, one of seven 3-pointers the Arrows hit in the game, and Smith added a three-point play. The Arrows strung together a 12-0 run to start the third quarter and essentially put the game out of reach.

The Knights got eight points and nine rebounds from Mikayla Rowan and five points from Abbey Timberman. Both Ashley Hughes and Cassie Weddle had four points for Northview, which falls to 7-12 overall, 2-4 WIC. Sullivan is now 18-2 overall, 5-0 WIC. The Knights are back in action Tuesday at home against Plainfield at 6 p.m.

Girl's game

Kumpf 0-6 2-2 2, Weddle 1-2 2-2 4, Hughes 2-7 0-2 4, Rowan 3-7 2-4 8, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Timberman 2-7 1-2 5, Girton 0-1 0-0 0, Buell 0-0 0-0 0, Fagg 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 9-38 7-13 26.

Sullivan (63)

Jones 3-5 1-4 8, Gilham 5-8 0-0 14, Chapman 3-5 0-0 6, Smith 4-9 6-8 14, Harrison 6-11 1-2 15, Cottom 3-5 0-0 6, Wilkes 0-0 0-0 0, Judson 0-2 0-2 0, McDonald 0-1 0-0 0, Basinger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-46 8-16 63.


3-point fieldgoals -- Nv 1-3 (Halfhill 1-1, Timberman 0-1, Weddle 0-1), SL 7-12 (Gilham 4-6, Harrison 2-4, Jones 1-1, McDonald 0-1). Total Rebounds -- Nv 24 (Rowan 9, Kumpf 4), SL 33 (Smith 11). Total Fouls -- Nv 12, SL 11. Turnovers -- Nv 21, SL 16.