The Northfield lady Norse won their 8th game in a row and improved their season record to 13-2 with a 56-52 win over Tippecanoe Valley Thursday.
Trailing 4-0 early in the game Ally Keaffaber would hit from behind the arch to make it 4-3. Trailing 7-3 after a Valley three buckets from Kelcie Thomson and Kyra Kennedy tied the score 7-7. Valley would answer with 5 straight points before Addi Baker scored the last points of the quarter with Valley leading 12-9.
Thomson would hit a three to start the second quarter and tie the score at 12 before four straight gave the Vikings a 16-12 lead. The Norse would answer with a three from Ariel Dale and a bucket from Baker to take a 17-16 lead. Trailing 18-17 Thomson would hit, followed by a three point play from Dale for a 22-18 Northfield lead. One more bucket from Baker gave Northfield a 24-22 lead at the half.
Valley would start the third quarter with a three to grab a 25-24 lead before two Thomson bucket put Northfield up 28-25. The Vikings would fight back and held a 32-30 lead when a Thomson bucket, followed by a free throw and a bucket from Dale gave the Norse a 35-32 lead. Back came Valley and led 36-35 before two Thomson free throws gave Northfield a 37-36 lead with a quarter to go.
The fourth quarter would consist of each team making a run at the other. The Norse were leading 42-40 when Kennedy, Baker and Thomson put Northfield up 48-40. Valley would answer with 6 straight to cut the deficit to 48-46 with 2:13 left when Kelcie Thomson used one of her patented moves, fouling out Valley leading scorer Sophie Bussard with 1:59 left in the game. Thomson would hit both free throws for a 50-46 lead. Valley would miss their shot and start to foul with Thomson and Dale converting free throws down the stretch to seal the 56-52 win.
Kelcie Thomson 21 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals. Ariel
Dale 16 points, 3 steals. Addi Baker 12 points, 9 rebounds. Ally Keaffaber added 3 points, Kyra Kennedy 4.
The Northfield junior varsity defeated Valley 30-25.
Scoring : Addy Rosen 4, Maci Buzzard 4, Emily Pennington 4, Ainsley Dale 4, Fayth Leming 6, Maddie Clark 8
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