February 16, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 7

Lady Vikings play last home game of season

The Lady Panthers of Craig came to town to face the Lady Vikings last weekend in the girls’ last home series of the season.

Orin Pierson
Carolyn Kvernvik cleanly rejects a Craig jump shot, in one of Friday night’s most crowd pleasing moments.

On Friday the Craig ladies jumped out to an early lead and managed to maintain the lead throughout the game.

The Panthers outshot the Petersburg squad throughout the game and ended up winning 54-37.

“They shot the ball well all weekend, and I didn’t think that defensively we played with the intensity that we’re capable of,” said Lady Vikings Head Coach Dino Brock.

Carolyn Kvernvik led Petersburg, scoring 20 points.

Saturday was better. The Lady Vikings got off to a good start and were up 18-5 at the first quarter.

“We came out with a lot more intensity and focus,” said Brock. “The kids were playing really well.”

“We let the game get away a little bit in the second quarter and they got the lead back. We had to fight back and forth the whole game and ended up losing by eight,” said Brock.

“It was a really good game though. In stretches I thought we played our best basketball of the season,” said Brock. “We did a much better job blocking out and rebounding, and did a nice job for the most part defensively although they shot the light out.”

Kvernvik led the Lady Vikings with another 20 points, Emily Luczak added 16, Sierra Strueli scored 5, Grace Weller got 2, and Shalie Dahl added one more.

Being the last home game for the girls, Saturday was senior appreciation night.

“It’s a chance to say thank you to the parents and everybody for four great years,” said Brock.

Emotions ran high as the team’s graduating seniors, Carolyn Kvernvik, Bessie Johnson and Emily Luczak, received flowers and balloons.

This weekend the team travels to Metlakatla for final regular season games, then after a week off they’ll travel to Ketchikan to compete in the Region V Tournament.

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