Goshen News, Goshen, IN


December 27, 2012

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: The driver’s seat

Raiders in good shape after 2-0 start in tourney

MIDDLEBURY — Two basketball games in the same day can tax a team’s endurance.

But during holiday tournament time, that’s just the kind of situation a team can find itself in.

Thursday afternoon at Northridge, the Northridge girls basketball team found itself in just that particular situation, holding off a tough Portage team, 52-41 in the morning, and then coming back at 3 p.m. for a dominating 68-22 win over Andrean on the opening day of the Bankers Classic Holiday Tournament.

In the afternoon game, the Raiders (11-1) got off to a bit of a sluggish start, leading the 59ers just 13-7 at the first stop.

The Raiders opened the second stanza with a 17-5 run and never looked back.

Northridge coach Doug Springer said he was pleased with his team’s intensity all day long — especially in the second game after a tough first contest.

“I’m proud of our kids,” Springer said. “I liked our energy.”

That energy propelled the Raiders to a 2-0 record on the opening day of the Bankers Classic, and put Northridge in the driver’s seat to possibly make it to Friday afternoon’s 5 p.m. championship game.

The key to the two wins in the same day, Springer added, was the Raiders’ depth.

“We played nine girls today, and could have played 11,” Springer said.

The Raiders, however, wanted to save quarters for some younger players with a J.V. tournament coming up soon.

Northridge was led by senior Haley Schrock, who had 16 points. Junior Morgan Miller added 13 and senior Madison Schrock added 10.

Madison Lesch had 12 points to pace the 59ers.

Haley Schrock said the key for she and her teammates to bounce back from the slow start in the first quarter was communication.

“We talked at the quarer break about picking up our intensity in the second quarter,” Haley Schrock said.

As one of the Raiders’ only two seniors along with her sister Madison, Haley Schrock knows she is expected to be one of the team’s vocal leaders.

The Raiders finish Pool A play today with a 10 a.m. game against Columbia City.

And then, they hope to have a few more hours of rest than the rest of the field.

“Hopefully, we’ll be playing at 5 p.m.,” Springer said with a smile.

In the afternoon’s second contest, NorthWood improved to 9-3 with a 45-38 win over Hobart.

Jordyn Frantz had 14 points for the Panthers and Morgan Olson added 12, coupled with 11 rebounds for a double-double.

The Panthers are also 2-0 for the tournament and will wrap up Pool B play on Friday at noon with a game against Concord.


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