KNIGHTSTOWN – The NorthWood boys basketball team saved its best for last Saturday night.
Thanks to a fantastic finish the Panthers are still undefeated.
NorthWood rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final quarter to top Fort Wayne Dwenger 62-58 in a game played in the Hoosier Gym.
The Class 3-A No. 1 Panthers trailed 53-42 in the final frame before closing the game with a 20-5 run to remain unbeaten on the season.
Star guard Vinny Miranda continued his outstanding season to pace the Panthers. The senior fired in a game-high 20 points, including draining 10-13 free throws. Miranda had 32 points Friday night to lead NorthWood to a conference win at Northridge.
Dwenger, which drops to 4-5 with its fourth loss in its last five games, led 14-12 after the first quarter and 33-25 at halftime. The Saints led 44-40 after the third period before the Panthers rallied.
Luke Zurcher had 12 points for NorthWood, which improves its best-ever start to 12-0. Coach Aaron Wolfe’s team is now just one of three undefeated teams left in the state.
Caleb Lung netted nine points and Trey Bilinski scored eight points of the Panthers. Miranda and Bilinski each had seven rebounds in the win.
NorthWood shot 14-24 from the field in the game, including 7-10 in the second half. The Panthers were 7-17 from 3-point range and 13-20 from the free throw line.
Campbell Donovan led Dwenger with 21 points. The Saints were 16-29 from the field, but just 4-17 from distance.
NorthWood hosts conference foe Goshen Friday night. Dwenger plays at Bellmont Wednesday evening.