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The Lady Vikings take home one win at regionals


Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

Petersburg's Kylie Wallace shoots over Sitka's Ellie Cagle during the Region V basketball tournament on Friday. The Vikings lost to the Lady Wolves 55-51.

After beating the Sitka Wolves in Juneau last Wednesday, the Lady Vikings fell to Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe in the double elimination tournament.

Head Coach Dino Brock said Thursday's contest against Mt. Edgecumbe started out sluggishly on the offensive side.

The Lady Vikings were down 6-13 at the end of the half. Brock said his team picked up the pace, though, during the second half.

"Offenses were flowing and people were running down the court," Brock said. "There was a lot more action."

The Petersburg squad scored 13 points in the third quarter but Mt. Edgecumbe played well also and held the lead.

The Lady Vikings outscored its opponents in the 4th but didn't have enough time to come out ahead and lost 36-40.

"It was a nice rally and a great comeback by the kids," Brock said.

Grace Weller led the boards with 12 points. Kyla Willis scored eight points and Fran Abbott scored four.

The Lady Vikings went on to play Sitka on Friday and Brock said the energy levels from his team increased significantly in the contest.

"It was a really good game back and forth," Brock said. "We jumped on them to start with."

The scores were within one to two possessions throughout the game but the Sitka squad went to the foul line and hit the majority of its free throws.

Sitka came out ahead 55-51.

Kylie Wallace scored 30 points, Weller scored 12 and Willis scored four.

Wallace and Ruby Brock were elected to the 'all conference team.' Sierra Streuli and Emma Chase were awarded the 'good sport' award and Abbott, Weller and Streuli also made the 'all-academic' team.

The Lady Vikings season record was 15-6 overall.

"Everybody got involved," Brock said of the community. "All the parents and fans and kids, everybody was great. It was a great season. I'm losing three seniors (Abbott, Streuli and Weller) who have done a great job the last four years for us. They will be missed."


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