The Northfield boys basketball team hosted an out of conference game Saturday night against the Eastern Comets. The Norse started out fast and cruised to a 62-39 win.
Ryan Keaffaber got things started with a couple buckets and a free throw to give the Norse a 5-2, followed by a Chad Glasscock steal for a bucket and the Norse never looked back. With high pressure defense the Norse would stretch the lead to 20-10 after a Ryan Givens steal and assist to Keaffaber. The Norse were up 23-10 when they fouled the Eastern shooter on a three pointer at the buzzer, with Eastern hitting just one of the free throws and the Norse led 23-11 after one.
Givens would get things started in the second quarter with a bucket and with balanced scoring increased their lead to 35-15 and led 37-18 at the half.
Givens would also hit the first Norse bucket of the third quarter and the Norse built the lead to 21 points before Eastern made a small run and had the lead cut to 48-32 with a quarter to go.
Eastern would get as close as 15 points in the quarter before Givens took over leading Northfield on two 6-0 runs. Collin Dawes hit two free throws to make it 58-36 and the Norse went on to the 62-39 win.
Ryan Givens led with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.
Ryan Keaffaber had 18 points.
Chad Glasscock had 6 points and 3 steals
Dustin Echard had 4 points,6 rebounds and 6 assists
Collin Dawes had 5 points.
Ethan Stouffer, Jon Richardson and Cody Gibson had 2 points each.
The Norse are now 10-3
The JV defeated Whitko 43-8.
Jon Richardson- 11 points, 5 steals
Carter Frieden- 9 points, 5 steals
Adam Roser- 7 points