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January 17, 2014

North girls rally for win at Plainfield

PLAINFIELD — Terre Haute North opened a seven-game road trip Friday night with a somewhat surprising 52-51 victory over host Plainfield.

Playing for the first time in 14 days, and with just three practices, the Patriots rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second quarter and a five-point hole in the fourth to earn a win that had North coach Mike Allen smiling like a man on an 80-degree Florida beach.

“We played together. We played as a team. It was a very good team effort. We played with confidence. I think we did that enough possessions that we were able to win tonight,” Allen said.

Adrienne Pritchard led North with 18 points, including the winning basket with 22 seconds left in the game, and also pulled down seven rebounds and blocked four shots.

Sierra Sykes came off the bench for 15 points and Lauren Curley made her varsity debut with the smartest play of the night and two big free throws.

Plainfield (10-5) was led by Mackenzie Reeder with 14 and Kayla Casteel with 11 points.

Plainfield led 15-13 after one quarter then extended the margin to 29-20 with 2:21 left in the half. North closed the half with an 8-0 run started by Curley. Sykes hit a three-point play and Pritchard netted three to bring the Patriots within one, 29-28, at halftime.

“We substituted Lauren Curley in for her first varsity experience and [she] gave us a little spark the second quarter,” Allen said.

Plainfield slipped back out to a 43-38 lead in the third quarter was was holding that cushion early in the fourth period.

Sykes scored three straight baskets, the third on an offensive rebound. With 4:02 to play, Curley, only a freshman, stole the ball, was fouled and hit both free throws to give the Patriots a 48-47 lead.

It appeared North was going to pull away when Pritchard put back a rebound for a 50-47 lead. North had a chance to go up five points, but turned the ball over and Plainfield had a shot to close the gap.

But when the Quakers tried to pass the ball inside North’s Curley, knowing the Patriots had a foul to give, fouled. Plainfield missed the resulting shot from the floor.

“[Curley’s] a smart basketball player,” Allen said.

With 22 seconds left, Pritchard scored inside, giving the Patriots the one-point edge they needed.

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