Lady Vikings fall to Mt. Edgecumbe at home
Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot
Kylie Wallace breaks away for a layup.
The Lady Vikings lost two close home games last weekend against the Mt. Edgecumbe squad.
The Lady Vikings faced similar challenges as the boy's team in its conference games.
"We struggled shooting the basketball both nights, but other than that we did a nice job defensively," Head Coach Dino Brock said.
Although the Lady Vikings started off slow they took the lead in the third. Mt. Edgecumbe took the lead after making a run and maintained it the rest of the night.
The girl's squad lost Friday night 47-56.
Kylie Wallace led the boards with 25 points. Ruby Brock put up seven points.
"Saturday night was more of the same thing," Brock said. "We only scored three points in the third. We just struggled to score overall."
Brock said his team improved during the second half and the two squads played evenly but Mt. Edgecumbe maintained the lead.
Brock said, despite the 41-51 loss, he thought his team did a good job blocking out and snatching rebounds and generally took good care of the basketball.
"It's what we needed at this point in the season to make us play and get better," Brock said.
He plans on having the girls shoot the basketball during this week's practices in preparation for homecoming games this weekend in Wrangell.