by Gary Andrews
The Northfield boys basketball team went on the road to Ft Wayne Canterbury Saturday, knocking off the Cavaliers 52-46.
Northfield led 9-8 after the first stop and got some momentum going in the second. John Richardson drained a three and was followed with a bucket from Heath Miller. Later in the quarter, Richardson nailed another three that put the Norse up 24-11 as Northfield maintained their double digit lead through out the quarter and led 30-20 at the half. Richardson had 12 points in the quarter.
Canterbury would out score the Norse 17-12 in the third to cut in to the Northfield lead, as the Norse led 42-37 with a quarter to go.
The Cavaliers cut the lead to 44-42 with 4:53 remaining, then tied the game at 46 before Noah Shear made it 48-46. With 24.6 left and still leading 48-46, Tanner Wilcox was fouled. Wilcox would miss the first of a one and one, but John Richardson pulled down an offensive rebound and kicked it to Jarred Short who was fouled. Short would hit the first shot to make it 49-46 and miss the second with Richardson getting a second offensive rebound and being fouled. Richardson would hit one free throw, then two more with 7.0 left to secure the 52-46 final.
The Norse JV team lost to Fort Wayne Canterbury 29-46. Jacob Watkins led the Norse with 8 points and 4 rebounds. Also scoring for the Norse was Austin Trump with 7, Jake Schuler and Ryan Driscoll with 6, and Braydon Schindler with 2.