Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Rivet Looks to Defend Semistate ; North Knox Girls Chasing 2A Title Shot

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Rivet Looks to Defend Semistate ; North Knox Girls Chasing 2A Title Shot

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Tim Young takes his focus on teamwork to the extreme. He won't discuss statistics for his Vincennes Rivet girls' basketball team, aside from mentioning the Patriots have six players averaging between seven and 11 points per game.

Rivet is hoping its unselfish, balanced approach can lead it to a second consecutive semistate championship. The fourth-ranked Patriots (21-4), who return everyone from last season's state runner-up squad, battle No. 8 Jac-Cen-Del (19-3) in the Class A Richmond Semistate on Saturday at noon CST. North Knox, the No. 11 team in Class 2A, plays top-ranked Heritage Christian at the same site at 2:15 p.m.

Rivet is seeking its fifth semistate title in the past six years. The Patriots won their lone state championship in 2011, and senior starters Bailey Dreiman and Lauren Herman were key contributors on that team.

During their current 11-game winning streak, the Patriots have allowed just one opponent to score more than 43 points and have held four teams to 30 or fewer points. …

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