Lady Vikings season closes
The Petersburg Lady Vikings traveled to Sitka to compete in the Region V Tournament and came home with a positive attitude for next year.
"We played Sitka for the first game of the tournament," Head Coach Dino Brock said. "We started out very well and were very competitive. We were actually ahead at the end of the first quarter."
The Lady Vikings kept the lead and were up by five at half time and up by three at the end of the third quarter.
"Sitka came out and had a really big fourth quarter and we just couldn't maintain the lead," Brock stated. "We ended up losing that game 35 to 40."
According to Brock, this game boiled down to two really good teams playing each other with all they had.
"The girls battled and did a nice job defensively and offensively," Brock said. "The Sitka team just got hot and we couldn't keep them from scoring at the end."
The team was led in scoring by Kylie Wallace with 16 points followed by Grace Weller with 11; Ruby Brock put up three; Kyla Willis and Adanna Kvernvik each scored two and Jael Swanson finished with one.
The Lady Vikings faced Mt. Edgecumbe next and the game started out close to the same way the Sitka game was played.
"We were up 24 to 18 at half time," Brock said. "Mt. Edgecumbe came out in the third quarter and we just couldn't contain them. They just did a great job. We struggled scoring and taking care of the basketball and ended up losing 33 to 54. Mt. Edgecumbe had a big second half."
The girls only put up nine points in the second half of the game with a two point third quarter.
"We lost to two of the better teams in the state who were very competitive this year," Brock stated. "I was very happy with our effort and our attitude for the whole season."
The game was led, again by Wallace with 11 points, followed by Brock with five; Becca Madsen, Willis and Weller each scored four; Kvernvik brought in two and Sierra Streuli finished with one.
"We just had a good season all the way around considering we are so young," Brock said. "I do believe we will get better and better as the seasons go along."
Madsen and Wallace were chosen to receive the Good Sport award and all three of the senior Lady Vikings, Swanson, Madsen and Samantha Turcott received All-Academic honors and Wallace came away with the All-Conference honor.
"My upper clansmen did a great job of leading the team this year and we had a good season," Brock stated. "Now, I already have parents talking about basketball camp so now I begin looking to the future."