It may have been drizzly and cold outside Tuesday, but the Northfield boys basketball team was on fire inside. The Norse burned up the nets with the first four buckets coming from behind the arch, hitting six in the first quarter and 11 for the game in an 81-52 route over Southern Wells.
With two of their big men out for illness(Ryan Wilcox & Austin Burns) the Norse took to the long ball. Jarred Short would nail a three to start the game and was followed by an Adam Roser three before Short hit his second. Noah Shear would then join the action from behind the arch as the Norse opened a 12-5 lead. Short would then hit a two and was followed by a Cody Holmes bucket to lead 16-7 with 4:55 still left in the quarter. Southern Wells would then hit two buckets to close the gap to 16-11 when the Norse would go again. Heath Miller hit two free throws that ignited a 10-0 to make it 26-11. During the run Adam Roser hit his second three, followed by Jake Schuler and Miller hitting. After a Raider bucket, Noah Shear would end the quarter with his second bomb as the Norse led 29-12.
Jake Schuler would start the scoring in the second with Cody Holmes connecting on back to back buckets as Northfield built their lead to 35-12. The Raiders would calm a little and cut the Norse lead to 40-22 when Shear, Holmes, Roser and Holmes a second time hit four straight to make it 48-22. Southern Wells would get the last bucket of the half to make it 48-24. Austin Trump hit the lone three pointer for the Norse in the quarter, giving then 7 for the half.
Southern Wells would hit the first bucket of the third quarter, but there would be no let down for the Norse. Cody Holmes hit to start an 11-0 run as the Norse lead grew to 59-26. During the run Holes had two buckets and a free throw with Jarred Short and Noah Shear hitting, Shear’s bucket was a three which was the first of three in a row for him to make it 65-30. Miller, Short and Roser would end the quarter with buckets as the game was in hand at 72-35 with a quarter to go.
Coach Hopkins cleared the bench to start the fourth, with several junior varsity players getting some varsity time. Jake Schuler and Caleb Coe hit buckets in the fourth with Kyle Reed, Coe and Austin Trump hitting free throws for the 81-52 final.
Noah Shear- 18 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Cody Holmes- 15 points, 4 rebounds
Tanner Wilcox- DNP (Sick)
Adam Roser- 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Heath Miller- 7 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds
Jarred Short- 15 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
Austin Burns- DNP (Sick)
Jake Schuler- 6 points, 2 rebounds
Austin Trump- 5 points, 4 assists
Jacob Watkins- 1 rebound
Kyle Reed-1 point, 2 rebounds
Matt Coe- 4 points, 5 rebounds
The Northfield junior varsity defeated Southern Wells 51-38.
Cody Holmes- (1 quarter) 6 points, 1 rebound
Austin Trump- 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals
Matt Coe- 2 points, 5 rebounds
Ryan Driscoll- 2 points, 5 assists, 4 steals
Jacob Watkins- 6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals
Kyle Reed- 15 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
John Schuler- 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Joe Halderman- 1 rebound
Caleb Kroh- 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal