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November 13, 2013

Northview girls basketball hoping to build off momentum of 2012-13

TERRE HAUTE — Northview has every intention of turning last season’s momentum into a winning campaign in 2013-14.

Scott Buell returns all five starters from a young squad that went 8-14 in 2012-13.

“We just gradually got better as the year went along. We’ve put a lot of time in the weight room and had a really good summer. Hopefully, that will carry over to the season,” Buell said as his team prepared for today’s season opener against Terre Haute South.

Whitney Halfhill (5-9, Jr.) is the Knights’ floor leader at point guard. Buell is hoping the point guard can lead a more up-tempo and aggressive offensive team this year.

“We had to play some solid defense last year,” Buell said. “This year, we’re looking at playing at a faster pace and getting up and down the court. Create turnovers and running the break and getting some easy buckets.”

Abbey Timberman (5-7, Jr.) and Kenzi Kumpf (5-9, Jr.) will start on the wing, with Mallory Smith (6-0, Jr.) and Mikayla Rowan (6-1, Jr.) returning to start in the post after productive seasons. Rowan averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds as a sophomore.

“We’ve got a lot of pieces, we’ve got height and speed,” Buell said. “They’ve all played a lot of minutes the last two years looking for success these next couple seasons.”

Forward Brittany Fagg (6-1, Jr.), guard Sydney Buell (5-7, Jr.), Jessica Baker (5-9, Sr.) and wing Stacy Payton (5-10, Fr.) will come off the bench.

The Knights hope to contend for the WIC title and a Class 3A Sectional 28 title this season.

Schedule

Today — vs. Terre Haute South in Terre Haute Tip-Off Classic

Nov. 19 — Riverton Parke, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 21 — at Mooresville, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 3 — Terre Haute South, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 — Rockville, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 — Brown County, 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 13 — at West Vigo, 6 p.m.

Dec. 17 — at Terre Haute North, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 20 — at Edgewood, 6 p.m.

Jan. 7 — Greencastle, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 10 — Owen Valley, 6 p.m.

Jan. 14 — at Cascade, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 16 — at Martinsville, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22 — at Danville, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 24 — South Vermillion, 6 p.m.

Jan. 28 — Clay City, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31 — at Sullivan, 6 p.m.

Feb. 4 — at Plainfield, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6 — Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m.

Roster

Player    Ht.    Yr.

Sydney Buell    5-7    Jr.

Whitney Halfhill    5-7    Jr.

Brittany Fagg    6-1    Jr.

Abbey Timberman    5-7    Jr.

Kenzi Kumpf     5-9    Jr.

Jessica Baker    5-9    Sr.

Stacy Payton    5-10    Fr.

Mikayla Rowan    6-1    Jr.

Mallory Smith    6-0    Jr.

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