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Creekside vs Northgate Basketball

Northgate Girls Fall to Creekside, Boys Get Win Over the Seminoles

Creekside vs Northgate Basketball

Ethan Power

January 25, 2024

Last Saturday, the Northgate Basketball teams hosted former region foe and nearby Creekside Seminoles. The Lady Vikings hosting the #9 ranked (MaxPreps Class 5A) Lady Noles, and the Northgate Boys facing off against a Creekside team who has found only one win this season, playing a very tough region schedule that includes two current top-10 teams for Class 5A.

The Lady Vikes and Lady Noles stayed close early, being tied at 14 after the first quarter before the Creekside offense exploded and the defense stood tall. Creekside took a 9 point lead into halftime, and their defense held the Lady vikes to 8 point combined in the second and third quarters. 

Girls fell to the Noles 64-35 with Randria Wilcher hit 4 three point shots and added 2 more buckets and a couple free throws to lead the team offensively with 18 points. DeAsia Stinson was kept quieter than usual by the elite Noles defense, but still grabbed 12 points. Holly Metz had a couple buckets and a free throw of her own to add 5 points to the score.

The boys’ game saw an offensive shootout with a game that came down to the final minutes. The Vikings trailed after the first quarter butcame out in the second with an explosive 27 point quarter. The Noles kept up offensively, but were unable to overcome the lead that Northgate had cushioned themselves upon. 

Vikings came out victorious 83-75 with 4 players putting up double-digit points and everyone who took the floor scoring at least once. Paul Walthall Jr. with 23, Dontae Smith with 19, and Armando Mercado and Jakai Cunningham with 10 each. Thompson Warren (8), Nathaniel Byrdsong (7), Jordan Thornton (4), and Benjamin Sprague (2) each contributed to the Viking victory.

Northgate returned to action with wins for each team over Drew. Girls got the 61-26 win, Boys got the 82-69 win. Both will play again on Friday 1/25 at home against region rival McIntosh with girls at 6:00 and boys to follow.

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