NAPPANEE – The NorthWood girls basketball team felt right at home Thursday night.
Even if it was in a different gym than the Panthers are used to.
NorthWood rolled to a 66-14 win over Jimtown in a non-conference game contested at Nappanee Elementary School.
The contest was played at the elementary school so that the NorthWood wrestling team could use the Panther Pit for its Senior Night match.
The Panthers led 19-4 after the opening period and then held the Jimmies scoreless in the second quarter to take a 30-4 halftime lead.
NorthWood used a balanced offensive showing in the victory, its fifth straight.
Maddy Payne and Kate Rulli each had a double-double to pace the Panthers. Payne had 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Rulli scored 12 points to go with 10 caroms.
Savannah Feenstra, the lone senior for coach Adam Yoder’s team, continued her strong play with 15 points and eight rebounds.
Kenzie Bergman had 11 points to go with seven assists and four steals for the Panthers.
NorthWood allowed the Jimmies just six field goals in the game. Jimtown drops to 1-12 on the season. The Jimmies, who do not have a junior varsity team this season, beat South Bend Clay 44-39 for their lone win.
Jamie Lawson led Jimtown with nine points.
NorthWood, now 8-2, will play at Plymouth (6-5) Saturday night in a Northern Lakes Conference game. The Panthers are 2-0 in league play with wins over Concord and Elkhart Memorial. NorthWood will then host Fairfield (10-1) Tuesday evening back at the high school.
Jimtown hosts South Bend Adams (0-11) Friday night.