January 26, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 4

Lady Vikings battle on Sitka’s basketball court

The Petersburg Lady Vikings rode the big blue boat to Sitka last weekend to challenge the Lady Wolves to a few games of basketball.

The Wolves are known to have one of the strongest teams in the region and their performance over the weekend showed it.

On Friday Sitka came out on top with a final score of 52-27.

Lady Vikings Head Coach Dino Brock described the Lady Vikings as doing a nice job defensively, but having too many turnovers.

Emily Luczak led the Petersburg girls with 9 points on Friday, and Carolyn Kvernvik added 5 points.

On Saturday night the Lady Vikings played a more controlled game, but weren’t able to overcome Sitka’s outstanding shooting from the field.

“We did a really nice job taking care of the basketball and cut the turnovers in half,” said Brock. “It was one of those cases where the other team just shot the ball really well.”

The Wolves maintained a lead throughout the night, and the Petersburg ladies struggled shooting the basketball up until the fourth quarter.

The final score was 52-32, Sitka winning.

“They’ve got some good size and a lot of experience. They run a lot of people at you, a lot of guards who can shoot the ball and handle the ball,” said Brock about the Sitka team.

Kvernvik led the scoring on Saturday with 18 points for the Lady Vikes.

Losing both games to the very impressive Sitka squad didn’t discourage Brock at all. He pointed out that the Lady Vikings have been showing big improvement in key areas particularly in taking care of the basketball and reducing turnovers.

There are no girls’ games this weekend, and next weekend is a homecoming rematch at Wrangell.

In the meantime the team will be spending all their time working on getting into their offense, shooting the ball, and getting good looks at the basket.

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