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15 fourth-quarter free throws secure Tiger Cubs win over Northview

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Greencastle senior Rayleigh Amis fights through contact to make a layup with four minutes left in the fourth quarter.
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After beating Edgewood on Dec. 1, Greencastle girls' basketball coach Bradley Key said his team could be poised for a big run.

Following a 45-39 win over Northview on Tuesday, the Tiger Cubs have now won four of their last five games.

The Knights committed seven team fouls in the third quarter, putting GHS in the bonus for the remainder of the game.

The Tiger Cubs took advantage, sinking 15-of-19 free throws in the fourth quarter.

"Free throws are a funny thing," Key said. "There's some games you come in shooting 46 percent, and others you're shooting in the 70s."

Sophomore Callan Taylor led the Tiger Cubs with a game-high 21 points. She made nine of her 10 free throws in the fourth quarter.

"Tonight our key players got to the line," Key said. "Callan played a great game."

The Tiger Cubs entered the game planning to take away Northview sophomore Mikayla Rowan.

GHS senior Rayleigh Amis did just that, keeping Rowan to just 11 points.

"I'm proud of how Rayleigh Amis played," Key said. "That was kind of our goal -- to keep her under 12. That's her average.

Sophomore Kenzi Kumpf tried to respond for the Knights, scoring 10 points in the second half, but the team could not overcome the free throw disparity.

"Northview hangs their hat on defense," Key said. "Listening to some of the things their coach has said in the paper -- their offense hasn't been working like he wants it to, but they're a good defensive team."

GHS committed only 10 fouls in the game, and the Knights made just six-of-10 free throws.

The Tiger Cubs (7-5) struggled in their last game, a 49-46 win at Rockville last Thursday.

Key said the team went through a tough practice on Saturday and said he was happy the team responded.

"We had a tough Saturday practice; one they probably won't forget for a while," Key said. "It was a good game. It was a fun, team win."

GHS has nearly two weeks off until its next game, an afternoon contest against Owen Valley on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 12:30.

At Greencastle
Northview 6 11 6 16 -- 39
Greencastle 8 11 9 17 -- 45

Individual scoring
Northview: Kumpf 12, Rowan 11, Smith 9, Weddle 5, Hughes 2, Halfhill 0, Girton 0, Fagg 0.
Greencastle: Taylor 21, Lenihan 10, Basile 6, Amis 6, Earl 2, Covert 0, T Stoltey 0, D Stoltey 0.

Northview 14, Greencastle 21

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