Hot Shooting Lifts Lady Norse Over Knights

It was just one of those nights for the Northfield girls basketball team as they played host to county rival Southwood. Northfield shot 50% for the night and 64% from behind the arch in a 53-39 win.

Abby Keaffaber got things going when she drained the first shot of the night from three point land to give Northfield a 3-0 lead. Brooke Elliott would answer with a bucket, but the first quarter would belong to the Norse. Jacklyn Peas answered Elliott’s bucket with one of her own and was followed by Payton Thomson draining a three to put Northfield up 8-2. A Katie Souffer rebound bucket made it 8-4 when Keaffaber and Arie Kennedy hit back to back, making it 12-4. After another Stouffer bucket Peas would score off an offensive rebound and Cherish Leming would end the quarter with a bucket as Northfield led 16-6.

Brooke Elliott would get the scoring going in the second, but was answered by a Cherish Leming three and a free throw to make it 20-8. The Norse would then go on an 11-2 run that opened a 31-10 before Elliott got it stopped with two free throws. During the run Thomson hit a three with Abby Keaffaber scoring three times. At 31-12 Thomson would find the range behind the arch one more time as Northfield took a 34-12 lead to the locker room.

As cold as Southwood was in the first half, just the opposite happened the first four minutes of the third quarter as the Lady Knights scored the first 10 points of the quarter to cut the Northfield lead to 34-22 with 3:59 left. Payton Thomson would then bang home her third three pointer of the night and was followed by a Jacklyn Peas bucket to make it 39-22. Haley Heath and Arie Kennedy would trade buckets with Brooke Elliott hitting the final bucket of the quarter with Northfield leading 41-26 with a quarter to go.

Brooke Elliott would connect for the first bucket of the final quarter and was answered by Jacklyn Peas. After a Kassidy Atwood bucket made it 43-30, Payton Thomson would hit a deuce and connect on her third bomb from behind the arch to open a 48-30 lead on the way to the 53-39 final.

Northfield vs Southwood

Athlete Name Points Off Def Tot Reb Ast Stls TO
Makenna Dawes (So) 2 1 4
Taylor Heath (So) 1
Haley Heath (Sr) 5 4 5 9 1 2 3
M. Ridgeway (Sr) 1 0 1 1
Ashley Parson (So) 0 1 1
Abby Houlihan (Sr) 2 1 0 1 1
Kassidy Atwood (So) 4 1 5 6 1 1
Brooke Elliott (So) 19 2 5 7 2 3
K. Stouffer (Sr) 7 4 1 5 1 1

Northfield won the junior varsity game 39-25.

Leading Northfield was Ashlie Koch with 12 points. Maddy Snyder added 8, Indi Shear 6, Maddy Dale 5, Jordan Leaffaber 2, Alexis Taylor 2, Olivia Taylor 3, Kandra Stout 2, Katie Pefley 1.

For Southwood Ashley Parson led with 10 points. Ellie White added 6, Lorynn Hunt 3, Josey Brubaker 2, Kyrstin Gouveia 2, Taylor Heath 2.

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