Strong second quarter propels Warsaw past Lady Vikes

Rileigh Johnson (second from left), a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team, attempts to get a shot off as defenders from visiting Warsaw converge on her position during the Lady Vikings’ home opener on Friday, Nov. 10. Huntington North lost, 55-48.
Rileigh Johnson (second from left), a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team, attempts to get a shot off as defenders from visiting Warsaw converge on her position during the Lady Vikings’ home opener on Friday, Nov. 10. Huntington North lost, 55-48. Photo by Steve Clark.

A strong second quarter helped propel visiting Warsaw to a 55-48 win over the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team on Friday, Nov. 10.

After leading by just a point at the end of the first quarter, 9-8, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Vikings by a wide margin in the second, 18-9, to craft a 27-17 advantage going into the break. Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad tried catching up in the second stanza, but only managed to chip two points off the deficit by the close of three frames, 40-32, and one more beyond that by the end buzzer.

Huntington North, 1-1, got a game-high 22 points from Maddy Robrock. The junior connected on 11 of 13 shots from the field. She also corralled a team-best nine rebounds.

Senior Rileigh Johnson scored in double figures for the Lady Vikings as well, tossing in 19 points. Additionally, she pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists.

Senior Karmen Koch also helped facilitate the team’s scoring, dispensing five assists.

Huntington North went 20 for 36 from the field for 55.5 percent and 3 for 6 at the free throw line for 50 percent.

Warsaw, 2-1, was led by Kaylee Patton, who scored 16 points. Kacy Bragg added 10 points to the team’s cause.

The Lady Tigers converted 19 of 32 field goal attempts for 59.3 percent and 10 of 15 freebie tries for 66.6 percent.

Huntington North’s junior varsity squad also lost, 41-18. The Lady Vikes fall to 1-1.

Reece Colclesser led HNHS with five points.