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February 10, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL:Ganyard layup a good sign for Raiders

LIGONIER — Northridge senior Joey Ganyard made the first basket of the game on a reverse layup and it got things rolling in the right direction for the Northridge High School boys basketball team.

The Raiders went on to score 26 points in the opening period on the way to a 79-49 win Saturday afternoon at West Noble.

“There’s a joke around the team that any time I start the game with a reverse layup I have a good game,” Ganyard said.

Ganyard scored seven points in the first period and added five more in the second as Northridge opened a 43-20 lead by intermission.

“We felt coming in we could drive the ball on West Noble,” Northridge coach Ronnie Thomas said. “Joey hit a couple of 3-pointers and West Noble had to respect that.

“Joey is fighting a bug. I told him before the game some of my best games were when I was sick. Your focus is better and you play better.”

Ganyard tossed in a season-high 13 points.

“I hit the reverse layup and a ‘3’ to start out,” Ganyard said. “That got me going. Coach told us the lane would be there. Sometimes when you drive the lane it looks bigger once you are on a run.”

West Noble played without the services of leading scorer Drew Schermerhorn (14.3 points per game).

“Drew is done for the year,” West Noble coach Jim Best said. “His ankle is being worked on, but the tendons pulled bone away so even if he is cleared I’m not playing him. If I’m coaching for the right reasons there is no way I’m putting a 17-year-old in a situation like that. He has some big things coming up this summer and I don’t want to risk any of them.

“This loss is a learning experience. There are opportunities for kids to step up.”

About Schermerhorn’s absence Thomas said, “He is a great player. He changes the dynamics of the team, but West Noble is still a talented team.”

Northridge’s defense forced West Noble into 25 turnovers.

“We felt if we pressed them we could get some steals and some easy buckets,” Thomas said.

Junior Nate Ritchie scored a game-high 28 points for the Raiders. He was 12-of-20 shooting (1-of-2 from 3-point range) and 3-of-5 from the free-throw line.

“Nate is such a huge mismatch for teams,” Thomas said. “He can score in so many ways. Nate is taking better shots and is going up stronger with the ball.”

Sophomore Tom Morrison came off the bench to chip in with a career-high 11 points for the Raiders. The youngster was 3-of-3 from beyond the arc.

Thomas worked 13 Raiders into the game and all but two of them scored.

“It’s nice when you can do things like that,” the coach said. “It gives you a chance to work on things for next season.”

Junior Phil Miller netted 19 points to lead the Chargers. Senior Nick Noe came off the bench to score 12.

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