GALION — The Lady Golden Knights of Northmor High School began their postseason tournament run at home on Tuesday night against a familiar foe in the Fredericktown Lady Freddies.
Fredericktown had defeated Northmor twice during the regular season in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division action. The Knights would use the third meeting to move on with their season, defeating the Freddies by a final tally of 54-46.
Fredericktown’s season comes to an end with a 10-13 record. Northmor will move on after improving their record to 13-9.
The Lady Knights would use a balanced attack throughout the game to edge their rivals. Northmor jumped out to a three-point lead after one quarter of play, 14-11. The second quarter would see a similar result with the Knights chipping in 13 more points to the Freddies’ 11 to take a 27-22 into the half. The Knights would again outscore the Freddies in the third, 12-10 and in the fourth, 15-14 to keep their season and sectional championship hopes alive.
Karalee Patterson came up big for head coach Daryl Uhde and the Northmor squad, scoring 21 points for the contest. Maddi Swihart would also finish in double figures for Northmor with 13 points. Brooke Bennett and Lindsey Wiseman scored six points apiece and Lydia Farley added four. Becca Duckworth and Christianna Boggs contributed two points apiece in the Lady Knights’ victory.
Fredericktown had two players in double figures against the Knights’ defense. Amber Riley finished the game with 17 points and Sandra Spearman contributed 10 points in the Lady Freddies’ efforts.
Northmor will be back in action on Thursday Feb. 23 when they travel to North Union to meet up with the Lady Wildcats for a sectional championship. Action is set to tip-off at 7 pm.
North Union received a first-round bye in the sectional tournament. The Lady Wildcats are currently 18-3 on the season and finished as three-way co-champions of the MOAC Red with Pleasant and River Valley.
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