Northview wins big WIC game against Owen Valley
It's called stepping up when your team needs you most. Austin Akers and Clint Reynolds stepped forward with big games Friday night while leading the Northview Knights to a 62 60 boys high school basketball victory over the visiting Owen Valley Patriots.
Akers scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and hit 12 of 16 free throws while helping the Knights improve to 3 1 in the Western Indiana Conference. And Reynolds scored a career high 14 points on 4 of 4 shooting from behind the 3 point arch.
"We were pleased with almost every phase of that game until the last four minutes, and a lot of [our troubles] were [the Patriots]. They hit some tough shots, we lost some kids, mainly [Tyler Collier] and some other problems were just rebounding [against] their length, which we had trouble with the whole game," Northview coach Mitch Lancaster said.
Akers earned his way to the free throw line 16 times by driving to the basket. He hit 7 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter while the Knights held off the Owen Valley rally.
"[Akers] shot 16 free throws tonight. That's going to the line a lot and forcing the referees to call fouls and he did a good job. We need the ball in his hands in crucial situations," Lancaster said.
Owen Valley tried to play five on four defense, leaving Reynolds open behind the 3 point line. The 6 foot junior "Comprar Gh Jintropin" guard hit back to back 3's in the third period to give the Knights a 47 39 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
"Clint's "Anaboliset Aineet" a good shooter and we've been trying to get more sets and more Anavar Risks things to get him open. He's got the best stroke probably on the team and he's really been knocking them down," Lancaster said.
Akers opened the fourth quarter with a three that put the Knights up 50 39 and on the verge of breaking the contest open.
OV's Comprar Gh Jintropin Tyler Collier hit two 3's, but Cody Vest, who scored a game high 25 points, nailed a Equipoise Erectile Dysfunction trey Dianabol 5 Week Cycle and a conventional 3 point play to bring the Patriots within 58 56 with 57 seconds to play.
Free throws by Jered Timm and Akers gave the Knights their final cushion.
"We did everything we really wanted to from the second quarter on until the last four minutes of the game. That's something we got to get better at closing out games because we really did a "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" lot of good things to get the 11 point lead, and we were very pleased with that," Lancaster said.
In the girls game, Owen Valley improved to 12 1 overall and 3 0 in the WIC, behind the all around play of Heather Gonser. The 5 9 junior nearly had a triple double while leading the Patriots to a Australian Levitra 73 42 victory over Northview.
Heather Gonser had 23 points 11 rebounds and nine steals out of the Patriots' full court, zone press. Northview committed 39 turnovers while dropping to 4 6 on the year.