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By Noah Houck

Tnsports360.com

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Rossview completed its undefeated run through District 10-AAA with a 65-55 win over Northwest on Friday.  

 On senior night, Rossview extended its winning streak to 11 and finished the regular season, 22-3, 16-0 in the district.

“Today was very emotional. It is a special day for all of us,” said Rossview senior guard Macy Rippy, a UT Martin commitment. “It is bitter-sweet (to finish the district part of the season undefeated). I have played here for four years and I have met so many new people and played with so many great people.” 

The damage done by Rossview came from the inside as Northwest had no answer for the Hawks’ physical play.

“That is the strength of our team, we like to score points in the paint.” Lady Hawks coach Justin Woods said. “We like to work our offense inside-out, rather than be throwing it at the post or driving it in. I thought we did a good job there.” 

Northwest (15-13, 10-6 District 10-AAA) started the game with a 5-0 run stretching about three minutes.

Rippy and Ashlyn Manley both hit 3-pointers to get the train moving for the Lady Hawks, and Emma Monson had four points in the paint and five in the first quarter. 

Moving into the second quarter, Northwest watched Rossview push the lead ahead. Courtney Daniels had seven of her nine first-half points in the quarter, and the Lady Hawks had Northwest on the edge. Daniels finished the night with 13 points.

However, Madison Gerkin scored 11 points in the second quarter, and coupled with six from Madison King, Northwest cut the Rossview advantage down to 34-33 at the break.

Rossview outscored Northwest 13-9 in the third quarter and 31-22 in the second half.

“We are comfortable at home and we have been in a pretty good rhythm shooting the ball,” Woods said. “I thought Macy and Courtney were really aggressive driving the ball in and making perimeter shots. We were balanced around inside and outside and I like the way we played.

“We wanted to finish strong,” Woods added. “I think that is something they wanted to do is to leave that zero in the loss column for district. They took care of business.”

Noah Houck is an intern with Tnsports360.com Comments and questions can be directed to jtrodglen@tnsports360.com.