The Wildcats topped the hosts 42-35 in Three Rivers Conference action and in the process snapped a five-game losing streak.
Northfield, which drops to 13-4 overall and 4-3 in TRC play, had won seven straight games prior to Saturday night’s loss.
Whitko, now 6-12 overall and 2-4 in league action, hosts Wabash Saturday.
The Tippecanoe Valley girls squad came out on the short end of a 57-39 final Saturday night at TRC foe Southwood.
The Vikings, who drop to 5-11 overall and 2-4 in conference action, play at Wawasee Tuesday night. Southwood improves to 12-4 overall and a perfect 7-0 in the TRC.
A strong West Noble squad handed host Whitko a 53-41 loss Saturday night in boys basketball action in South Whitley.
The Chargers of coach Jim Best improve to 12-1 on the season, Whitko, which has lost four in a row, drops to 2-12.
Whitko plays at Wabash and West Noble hosts Fairfield Friday night.