Goshen News, Goshen, IN


November 25, 2012

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Raiders shake off slow start, win

MIDDLEBURY — A Saturday afternnon matinee basketball game two days after Thanksgiving can be a dicey proposition. And Saturday afternoon at Northridge, both the Raiders and visiting Hobart came out of the gate sort of sluggish.

But the Raiders (5-0) shook off those cobwebs soon enough, putting together a late second-quarter and pulling away from the Brickies for a 51-30 win in a nonconference contest.

The loss was the first of the season  for Hobart (5-1).

Northridge coach Doug Springer said a variety of factors contributed to his team’s slow start.

“It was two days after Thansgiving, and our third game of the week,” Springer said. “We were on defense for a long first possession, and that kind of took away our legs. But we rebounded.”

Indeed, neither team could find the basket early: Hobart was the first team to crack the scoreboard, with a bucket at the 4:25 mark of the first quarter.

Northridge led just 8-4 at the first stop.

Leading 13-11 midway through the second stanza, the Raiders finally found their stride. They closed the quarter on a 15-2 run, which included five straight 3-pointers, to lead 28-13 at intermission.

The Raiders led by as many as 22 in the second half.

Northridge senior  guard Madison Schrock said the busy week was good preparation for later in the season.”

“When we get to sectionals, we might have to play three games in a week,” Schrock said.

Shrock led the Raiders with 17 points. Haley Schrock had nine and Taylor Miller also chipped in with nine points.

Hobart coach Mike Hamacher said his team had trouble defensively with the quick Raiders.

“We couldn’t guard the ball, and then you have to depend on help,” Hamacher said. “That leaves someone open, and Northridge did a nice job of finding the open shooter.”

NOrthridge returns to action on Tuesday night when the Raiders will travel to Westview. Tipoff is set for approximately 7:30 p.m.

Text Only

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive

Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
     View Results