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NHS season record falls to 3-5

By By ZACH BROOKS
Sports Writer
The Northview Chiefs came into last week's games trying to improve on their 3-3 record and their play as a team.
The Chiefs had a good chance to do that as they played the Escambia County Blue Devils.
The game started out right for the Chiefs as they exploded out of the locker rooms with a 16 point first quarter to take a 16-15 lead heading into the second quarter.
The offensive guns for the Chiefs cooled down considerably in the second quarter, as the Chiefs could only muster eight points for the quarter.
The Devils however, scored 13 points to take over the lead 28-24 heading into half-time.
Whatever happened at half-time worked wonders for the Chiefs offense, as they erupted for 19 points in third quarter, and gained the lead back in their favor 43-40 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Chiefs went cold during the fourth quarter however, and could only score seven points for the quarter. The Devils however, got on a hot streak and put up 15 points to steal the game from the Chiefs 55-50.
Daryl Cohen lead the Chiefs in points with 23 for the night. Shane Johnson followed for the Chiefs with 12 points. Mendell Smith also had 10 points in the loss.
Smith lead the Chiefs in rebounds with seven on the night. Terrance Grice followed with four rebounds on the night.
Jason Gillis and Mendell Smith lead the Chiefs in assists with four and three assist respectively. Daryl Cohen and Shane Johnson lead the Chiefs in steals with three each.
The Chiefs were horrible from the free-throw line shooting only 25 percent on 2/8 shooting. The Chiefs were a little bit better from the field, shooting 48 percent on 16/33 shooting.
The Chiefs next game was against Pace Patriots.
The Pace game was never close from the start as Pace jumped out to a 23-10 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
The second quarter was even worse for the Chiefs as they built their lead to 17 points by quarters end, to be down 38-21 going into half-time.
The Chiefs came out of third quarter with a purpose, as they closed down Pace's lead to 49-37 by quarter's end with a 16 point explosion.
A win was not in the cards for the Chiefs however, as Pace scored 24 points in the final period to the Chief's 14 to win the game, 73-51.
Mendell Smith lead the Chiefs in points with a game-high 18 points. John Madison followed with 12 points. While, Jason Gillis also had 11 points in the loss.
Smith also lead the Chiefs in rebounds with nine. Terrance Grice followed for the Chiefs with three rebounds.
John Madison and Daryl Cohen lead the Chiefs in assists with three apiece. Mendell Smith and Daryl Cohen also lead the Chiefs in steals with four and two respectively.
Scott Ross and Brett Swanson lead Pace in scoring with thirteen and twelve points respectively.
Both losses pushed Northview's record to 3-5 on the year. Northview's next game will be against Baker High School in Northview Tuesday night at 6.