CC Vikings Sports Scores
The Cook County Vikings had another week off with just practice before hosting the young Wrenshall Wrens. Besides their two seniors, Maria Burcar and Natalie Peaney, the Wrens have a lot of youth on the court. The Vikings matched that, too, with only senior Ashley Deschampe playing with fellow senior Bekah Laky missing this one game, senior Molly Zafft out for the season, and juniors Kaitlynn Linnell and Taylor Ryden also done for the season with injuries.
The Vikes jumped out to a 29-9 lead behind the quick hands of their defensive guards and strong passing, especially by Leah Utities. They pushed that lead out to 48-13 before Peaney knocked down a 3 to cut into the lead. Theresa Morrin answered with an and-1 drive and the Vikings took a 58-20 lead into the break. The Vikings showed some very aggressive play in the 1st half, going 13-15 from the free throw line, as well as doing a great job driving and kicking and dumping it off. Deschampe led the Vikings with 23 points going into the half, while she ended the game 1 rebound and 2 steals shy of a triple-double.
The second half saw a bunch of girls getting action and contributing as the [UTF-8?]Vikingsâ€™ young guards took control of the game. Utities played a great floor game, finishing with 13 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals in just her second start of the season. Morrin chipped in a double-double, with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while 8th grader Lily Gruber-Schulz notched another game in double figures of rebounding with 15, 6 coming on the offensive end.
CONGRATULATIONS to CC Girls Varsity Hockey Players Anna Carman, Sara Carman, Madison Roy & Carrie Palmer who had an awesome season!
Girls Hockey defeats Hibbing 2 - 1 in round two of the Section 7A playoffs! This team will head to Cloquet on Friday to take on Chisago Lakes for section Champions!! GOOOO MARINER GIRLS HOCKEY!!!
The Cook County Vikings had a week of practice for the first time in a long time and they used it to sharpen up for the visiting Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. The Vikes came out smoking hot, notching steal after steal and converting on the offensive end with great cutting and passing. Theresa Morrin played very aggressive, taking it to the basket and creating contact. Senior Ashley Deschampe drove like a machine on a mission, getting fouled and making all 10 of her free throw attempts. She didn’t miss a shot until there was about a minute left in the half, totaling 23 in the first half to lead the Vikings to a 52-14 lead at the break. The half was highlighted by the fast break opportunities the Vikings created with their team hustle up the court. In what has been a staple of the past years teams at Cook County, the Vikes have struggled to get their running game going a bit this year, but the girls were firing on all cylinders tonight.
The Vikings slowed it down in the 2nd half but still played solid defense. They did a much better job boxing out and clearing boards and drove well and dumped it to cutters for easy shots. Deschampe slowed down her scoring but picked it up in other areas, finishing the game with a double-double at 28 points and 10 rebounds, while adding 6 assists and 4 steals. Four other girls were at or around double figures for the Vikes, including junior Leah Utities who was just back from a week long sickness, but sucked it up and played with intensity all night. It was a good win for the Vikings as they improve their record to 13-8, with a quick turnaround with a big Section 7A game in Floodwood tomorrow night at 4:45. The Vikings return home next Friday night when the Wrenshall Wrens come to town for a boys/girls double header, come on out and support the Vikings.