On Saturday afternoon, the Lady Vikings basketball team traveled to Walsh Jesuit High School to face the Lady Warriors. It was a tough afternoon for the Vikings, who came home with a 73-37 loss.
The Warriors were in fact fearsome with their deep bench and sharp shooting abilities. The Vikes had a hard time scoring in the first quarter against the Warriors’ tough defense and strong three-point shooters, Alessio, Clark, and Sapp. Nevertheless, Smith and Campbell worked together to put 10 points on the board and Ball, Parker, and Blackshear battled for rebounds and loose balls.
The second quarter looked much the same as the first; Smith kept driving hard to the basket, drawing fouls, and hitting foul shots, and Campbell hit a three-point shot. The score was 40-20 going into halftime.
The Lady Vikings came out with renewed energy in the third quarter, and went on a six-point run right out of the gate. The Warriors only outscored the Vikes by one point (14-13) and it looked like the Vikes might be able to battle back for a victory.
The last quarter told a different story though; injuries and a lack of subs on the Viking bench took their toll and allowed the Warriors to shut the Vikes down 15-4 in the fourth.
Lead scorers for the Vikings:
The Lady Vikings are now 2-5. They play again on Saturday, Dec. 22, against St. Joseph Academy at home.