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NorthWood boys basketball for 2012-2013. Jonathan Wilkinson_21_Jr. 11/19/12 (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo) (AP)
Wilkinson leads Panthers to easy win

Posted on Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

NAPPANEE — Jonathon Wilkinson scored 20 points Friday night, as NorthWood improved to 14-6 on the year by cruising past Whitko 59-32 in boys basketball on Friday, Feb. 22.

Wilkinson was 6-11 from the field and hit all six of his shots from the charity stripe. Tommy Klem and Kyle McCoy each chipped in 11 points for the Panthers, which outscored the Wildkats 31-14 in the second half.

Gabe Powell’s seven points led Whitko.

NorthWood 59, Whitko 32

Whitko — Dylan Cumberland 5, Alex Stoddard 4, Trey Weber 10, Cole Kessie 6, Gabe Powell 7, Ian Keirn 0, Stephen Bennett 0. Totals: 10 8-13 32.

NorthWood — Braxton Linville 3, Zach Zurcher 5, Tanner Farmwald 2, Tommy Klem 11, Kyle McCoy 11, Gabe Williams 0, Jonathon Wilkinson 20, Travis Bear 2, Spencer Culp 0, Will Stueve 3, Cam Simpson 2, Nick Graber 0. Totals: 20 13-16 59.

Scoring By Quarters

Whitko 5 13 4 10 — 32

NorthWood 12 16 18 13 — 59

3-point goals: Whitko (4) — Weber 2, Kessie, Cumberland; NorthWood (6) — McCoy 3, Wilkinson 2, Linville, .

Rebounds: Whitko (14) — Weber 6; NorthWood (20) — Culp 5.

Assists: Whitko (8) — Stoddard 3; NorthWood (12) — Stueve 5.

Steals: Whitko (8) — Cumberland 3; NorthWood (13) — Zurcher 3.

Turnovers: Whitko 20, NorthWood 10.

Total fouls: Whitko 16, NorthWood 15. Fouled out — Zurcher.

Records: NorthWood 14-6, Whitko 5-15.

Next: NorthWood vs. West Noble Tuesday, Feb. 26, in first round of Class 3A Wawasee Sectional, 6 p.m.; Whitko vs. Bellmont Tuesday, Feb. 26, in first round of Class 3A Norwell Sectional, around 7:30 p.m.