Nine First Half Three’s Lift Lady Norse Past Mississinewa

Have you heard the phrase”chicks dig the long ball”. In the first half Thursday the Northfield Lady Norse proved that statement true as they hit 9 three pointers to lead 37-24 at the half and went on to defeat Mississinewa 56-40.

Trailing 2-0 to start the game Abby Keaffaber would drain a three to take a 3-2 lead that led to an 11-0 run. Following Keaffaber, Kelcie Thomson hit and was followed by sister Peyton with a three that was backed up by another Keaffaber three to lead 11-2. At 11-5 Indi Shear would score two straight buckets to increase the lead to 15-5 before the Indians made it 15-9. Peyton Thomson would end the quarter with her second three as Northfield led 18-9 after one.

Mississinewa cut the Northfield lead to 20-14 early in the second before Ally Keaffaber drained a bomb that was followed by Peyton Thomson’s third three. At 26-16 Ariel Dale would join the three point club to make it 29-16. With the score 31-21 Peyton Thomson hit her fourth three, then drained her fifth of the half as the Lady Norse led 37-24 at the half.

The Indians scored the first 5 points of the third quarter to cut the Norse lead to 37-29 when Abby Keaffaber and Kelcie Thomson hit back to back to make it 41-29. Dale and Peyton Thomson would trade buckets with the Indians the remainder of the quarter as the Norse led 45-33 with a quarter to go.

Again, Mississinewa would score first in the quarter, cutting the Northfield lead to 45-36 with a three when the Norse responded with the dagger. Kelcie Thomson would score a goal and two free throws that ignited a 9-0 run to put the game out of reach at 54-36. During the run Abby Keaffaber and Peyton Thomson scored. Ally Keaffaber would score the last Norse points as they went on to the 56-40 win.

Leading Northfield was Peyton Thomson with 19 points. Abby Keaffaber added 13, Kelcie Thomson 8, Ally Keaffaber 5, Ariel Dale 5, Indi Shear 4, Melanie Beery 2. Peyton Thomson added 5 assist, Abby Keaffaber 6 rebounds, 2 assist, Kelcie Thomson 3 rebounds, 3 assist, 6 steals.


The Northfield junior varsity was defeated by Mississinewa 42-23.

Maddie Snyder 12 pts

Katy Pefley  7 pts


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