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December 14, 2013

Not quite: Late West Vigo rally falls short in loss to Northview

TERRE HAUTE — It was uphill all the way for West Vigo’s boys in Western Indiana Conference high school basketball Friday night, and in the fourth quarter the Vikings got to the summit — only to slide back off, visiting Northview shaking off West Vigo’s 13-0 run to win 46-39.

The home team went scoreless for more than nine minutes, trailing 12-0 after a quarter, and was down 37-24 after an Ethan Whitson basket early in the fourth quarter.

But Tyler Hayes hit a jumper for the Vikings, and Braiden Cardinal nailed a 3-pointer. Cardinal went coast to coast with a defensive rebound, and the lead was cut to 37-31.

Hayden Corenflos scored inside, and Alex West tossed in a half-hook. Then Hunter Voils deflected a Northview pass and Cardinal took it to the basket, tying the score at 37 with 2:55 left in the game.

The Knights didn’t waste time, however. Christian Ellis got the ball inside to Whitson for a three-point play 17 seconds later, Jim Mace added a rebound basket for a five-point lead, and the Knights held on for their first victory of the year.

“We got off to a terrible start,” coach Joe Boehler of the Vikings said after the game, “but after the first quarter, we play [the Knights] fairly even.

“We told the kids at the start of the fourth quarter, ‘Play as hard as you can for eight minutes, and maybe somehow we’ll get back in the game.”

“You talk about whether you want to compete and whether you want to show up and play,” coach Clint Weddle of the Knights said. “I think our guys keep hearing, ‘You’re big,’ and that somehow that’s a resume-builder.”

“We executed at first by getting the ball inside and clamping down on defense,” said Ellis, also a big factor in the Knights’ early lead. “Later on we started getting sloppy.”

Northview, which starts the 6-foot-6 Mace, 6-6 Whitson and 6-5 Ellis and bring 6-6 Daniel Kimball and 6-7 freshman Drew Lumsdon off the bench, dominated the backboards the entire game, and the Vikings couldn’t make shots out of their spread offense early. Ellis had six points and a pair of assists in the first eight minutes.

West Vigo started chipping away in the second quarter, the 6-1 West making some big plays off the bench, and got within 17-12 when West picked up a loose ball and laid it in. It was still a five-point game when Joe Ball hit a 3-pointer for the Knights to close out the half, and Northview got baskets from Ellis and Whitson to open the third quarter. After nearly six minutes of the third quarter had been played, the Knights still hadn’t missed a second-half shot of any kind — although the Vikings forced them into seven turnovers — and had a 34-19 lead at one point. The Vikings also missed six free throws to keep from gaining ground.

Ellis led all scorers with 15 points while Whitson scored 13 and Mace had nine plus a game-high 12 rebounds. Northview won the rebound battle 37-17.

“It’s all about communication,” Ellis said. “It was not about what I did, but what the team did. We came together.”

Cardinal had 14 points and Corenflos 12 for the Vikings, with Hayes getting six points and six assists. Only four Vikings got rebounds, Cardinal leading the way with five.

“I thought our effort was great. We’re just not doing some things we need to do to win games,” Boehler summarized, mentioning free throws, rebounding and decision-making. “I’m proud of how [the Vikings] fought themselves back in the game.”

“This game was a good thing for us, hopefully long-term,” Weddle said. “We saw a bunch of guys come out and compete ... and whatever West Vigo does is going to be good because of what coach Boehler does. We’re a work in progress; that’s the team we are right now.”


NORTHVIEW (46) — Mace 2-6 5-6 9, Ellis 4-6 6-6 15, Whitson 5-7 3-6 13, Ball 1-4 0-0 3, Underwood 2-2 0-0 4, Hyatt 1-6 0-0 2, Q.Hayes 0-0 0-0 0, Kimball 0-1 0-0 0, Lumsdon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-32 FG, 14-19 FT, 46 TP.

WEST VIGO (39) — Cardinal 5-9 3-5 14, Sappingfield 0-1 0-0 0, Corenflos 5-12 2-8 12, T.Hayes 3-10 0-0 6, Blair 0-3 0-0 0, West 3-3 1-3 7, Voils 0-0 0-0 0, Daley 0-0 0-0 0, McClain 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-38 FG, 6-16 FT, 39 TP.

Northview    12    10    12    12    —    46

West Vigo    0    14    8    17    —    39

3-point shooting — Northview 2-9 (Ellis 1-1, Ball 1-4, Whitson 0-1, Hyatt 0-3), WV 1-11 (Cardinal 1-5, Sappingfield 0-1, Corenflos 0-1, Hayes 0-1, Blair 0-3). Total fouls — Northview 13, WV 17. Fouled out — none. Turnovers — Northview 22, WV 13. Rebounds — Northview 37 (Mace 12, Whitson 7, Ellis 6), WV 17 (Cardinal 5). Assists — Northview 10 (Underwood 5, Ellis 3), WV 10 (Hayes 6). Steals — Northview 10 (Ellis 2, Ball 2, Underwood 2), WV 9 (Blair 3, Cardinal 2, Corenflos 2). Blocks — Northview 1 (Underwood), WV 1 (West).

Next — West Vigo (2-2, 1-2 WIC) has postponed its game scheduled today against South Knox and will play next at Terre Haute South next Friday. Northview (1-2, 1-0) plays at Edgewood next Friday.

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