Lady Vikings dominate at homecoming
Lady Vikings top scorer, Kylie Wallace, attracts the double team as she attacks the basket.
The Petersburg Lady Vikings played host to the Wrangell Lady Wolves for Homecoming weekend and dominated the play on the court for the series.
“Homecoming games are always exciting mainly because of the crowd and the people that come out to watch,” Head Coach Dino Brock said. “It was a great weekend for us.”
The Lady Vikings won Friday night with a score of 48 to 27.
“Friday I was kind of nervous with it being senior appreciation night,” Brock stated. “You never know how things will go with the emotions of the evening but they played really well for the whole game Friday.”
He also explained that the girls took care of the ball and played with energy and he was really happy with the way things went.
The Lady Vikings were led in points Friday by Kylie Wallace with 15, followed by Kyla Willis with 11; Ruby Brock scored nine; Fran Abbott brought in six; Jael Swanson scored four; Grace Weller brought in two and Sierra Streuli finished with one.
“Saturday we came out and did many of the same things and played well,” Brock stated. “We had at least an 18 point lead at one point in the game.”
Petersburg won Saturday's game with a score of 46 to 38.
“Wrangell did a nice job of coming back and pressing us, but we kept our composure and ended up getting a good win,” Brock said. “I am happy with the way the team played with enthusiasm and energy.”
The Lady Vikings were up 27 to 11 at half time and 37 to 19 by the end of the third quarter.
Point guard Grace Weller races downcourt as she deals with full court pressure from the Wrangell defense.
“I thought we played well and I hope it continues into tournament next week,” Brock said.
The game Saturday was led by Wallace with 19 points followed by Weller with 14; Willis had five; Adanna Kvernvik brought in four and Streuli and Becca Madsen finished with two points each.
“I really want to take the time to congratulate the three seniors on the team, Jael Swanson, Becca Madsen and Samantha Turcott,” Brock said. “They have done a great job and it was nice to see them recognized for everything they do for the community, the team and their classmates.”
The Lady Vikings will travel to Mt. Edgecumbe in Sitka next week for Regional Tournament.
“I am excited to go up there and compete,” Brock stated. “We have improved so much and our game is developing the way we want it to. I believe we can be competitive.”