Back in December the Northfield boys basketball team defeated Southwood in the county tourney. On Friday the Knights paid a visit to Northfield with a score to settle, getting off to a good start and defeating the Norse 62-45 to finish with a perfect 9-0 TRC record.
The Knights would get a bucket from Brandin Frazier to start the game that ignited a 11-0 run. After the Frazier bucket Peyton Trexler and Alex Harmon made it 6-0 before a Trexler steal and a Carson Blair three made it 11-0. With 1:38 on the clock the Norse got the goose egg of the score board with an Austin Trump bucket before a Harmon two and a three ended the quarter with Southwood leading 16-2.
Brandin Frazier would get the first bucket of the second quarter to increase the Knight lead to 18-2 when the Norse started to settle in. Cody Holmes would hit two straight buckets, followed by a Trump bucket to make it 18-8. Harmon would stop the Northfield run with a bucket before two Kyle Reed free throws and a Ryan Driscoll bucket made it 20-12. The Knights would answer with 8 straight points off a bucket from Harmon, a three from Matthew Nose and a three point play from Harmon to lead 28-12 at the half.
The two teams would trade buckets for the first half of the third quarter and with the Knights leading 38-20 the Norse would close the gap. Trump would drain a three, followed by two Holmes free throws and a bucket and a three from Noah Shear to complete a 10-2 run to make it 40-30. Matthew Norse would then stop the run with a three before Frazier ended the quarter with a bucket and a 45-30 Southwood lead.
Frazier would make it 47-30 with the first points of the fourth quarter before a Shear three started an 8-3 run by the Norse to cut the Knight lead to 50-38. With Southwood leading 53-39 an 8-0 Knight run would seal the deal. Carson Blair hit a three that was followed by a Trexler free throw, plus a bucket and two free throws from Harmon to make it 61-39 as the Knights went on for the 62-45 win.
Leading Southwood was Alex Harmon with 20 points. Peyton Trexler added 11, Carson Blair 11, Brandin Frazier 10, Matthew Nose 9, Blake Martz 1.
Leading Northfield was Austin Trump with 16 points. Cody Holmes added 10, Noah Shear 7, Kyle Reed 7, Ryan Driscoll 2, Rodriguez 2, Jake Schuler 1.
Southwood won the junior varsity contest 66-32.
Leading the Knights was Paul Farlow with 17 points. Dallas Holmes added 12, Ethen Roberts 11, Quentin Perry 6, Payton Ensor 6, Austin Haynes 6, Kroh 4, Mars 2.
Leading Northfield was Cole Rosen with 18 points. Jared Peas added 8, Logan Peas 3, Nate Drancik 2, Daniel Driscoll 1.