Lady Vikes' torrid second half shooting keys win over East Noble

Hot second-half shooting propelled the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 47-38 victory over host East Noble on Friday, Jan. 5.

After a 5 of 17 effort from the field for 29.4 percent in the opening half, the Lady Vikings heated up in the second, sinking 10 of 16 shots for 62.5 percent, which included a sizzling 6 of 7 showing from beyond the arc.

Trailing 9-4 after the first quarter and 16-12 at halftime, Huntington North’s accurate shooting helped it seize the lead in the third quarter at 34-27, and go on to post its third win in four Northeast 8 Conference games.

The Lady Vikings, 9-7 overall, were led by senior Rileigh Johnson, who scored 17 points and collected 10 rebounds to notch a double-double. Seniors Karmen Koch and Hollyn Anderson added 10 and nine points, respectively, to the visitors’ cause. Anderson also dished out three assists.

Huntington North finished 15 of 33 from the floor for 45.4 percent. Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad added 11 points in 21 attempts at the foul line for 52.4 percent.

East Noble was paced by Corie Jones, who tallied 13 points.

The Lady Knights converted 12 of 32 field goal attempts for 37.5 percent and 10 of 16 free throw opportunities for 62.5 percent.

The Lady Vikings were active on the boards, with junior Rylee Williams pulling down a team-high 11 rebounds while senior Maddy Robrock corralled eight. Robrock also made her presence felt on defense with four steals.

Huntington North also won the junior varsity contest, 47-37.

The Lady Vikes, 10-6, 4-0 in conference, got 12 points from sophomore Ashlynn Foster and nine points from sophomore Bayleigh Double.