CC Vikings Sports Scores
The North Shore Bantams go 2 - 2 and take 6th place, out of 16 teams, in Cloquet Tournament this weekend!
The Cook County Vikings welcomed the Carlton Bulldogs to Grand Marais for a Polar League and Section 7A Matchup. The Vikings were coming off their first loss in 6 games the night before and were looking to rebound back. The two teams traded buckets to start the game and the see-saw affair was on. The Vikings held the lead for all of the first half, but never by more than 6. Whenever [UTF-8?]theyâ€™d push the lead out, the Bulldogs would knock down an outside shot, where they shot very well from in the first half. Lindsey Dahl-Holm scored 9 of the Bulldogs 26 first half, while Ashley Deschampe led the Vikes with 14 en-route to a 30-26 halftime lead.
The Vikings came out in the second half with some real fire, picking up their press and forcing the Bulldogs into many turnovers and rushed shots. The result was a 25-6 run that basically ended the game with nice fast breaks and open looks for the Viking shooters. When the Dogs came out on the shooters, the Vikes worked the ball inside to Bekah Laky, who scored a career high 19 points. Dish was the beneficiary of some good inside-out passing as she knocked down four [UTF-8?]3â€™s in the second half, two of them were deep, in fact just a tad bit outside the Milky Way, on her way to a team-leading 29 points. Junior Theresa Morrin played super aggressive and chipped in 14 points, while 8th grader Lily Gruber-Schulz helped the Vikings dominate the boards with 11. Laky chipped in 11 boards, too, to complete her double-double, while Morrin had 9 rebounds and Dish added 7. It was a good second half for the Vikings as they outscored Carlton 38-16 in the frame to finish the game with a 68-42 win. The Vikes are now 11-7 and will play Silver Bay on Monday before coming home to take on the Barnum Bombers next Friday.
26-16 [UTF-8?]â€“ 42
30-38 [UTF-8?]â€“ 68
Congratulations to the SB/CC Squirts for bringing home 1st place hardware from this weekends tournament in Duluth!
The Cook County Vikings come home after a tough loss to a very good Northeast Range team last night. The Vikings already had a 25 point loss to the Nighthawks in the Ely Christmas Tournament, but had been playing at a higher level than on that night.
The Nighthawks started out the game hot, knocking down some outside shots to extend the Viking defense. The Vikings struggled to take care of the ball, also, turning it over 8 times in the first 12 minutes, while being challenged on many of their shots. Deschampe brought the Vikings to within two when she nailed her only 3 of the game, but NE Range extended their lead to 12 at the half when they drained 2 of their 5 first half 3’s.
The Nighthawks picked up right where they left off and pushed their lead to 35-20 when they drained another 3 to start the half. The Vikings bore down and kicked their defense into high gear, forcing turnovers and playing more aggressively offensively. The length and size of the Nighthawks, though, made it difficult for the Vikings to score. Three straight steals by Deschampe resulted in no points when their fast break shots were blocked on the other end. The Vikings cut the lead to 5, but NE Range responded with a huge 3 pointer and the Viking wouldn’t get it closer than 6 again. The lost drops the Vikings record to 10-7, with a chance to totally redeem themselves tonight with a game against Carlton at 6:30. It’s parents night for the Vikings, with parents being honored between the Varsity boys game and the Varsity girls game. There are also people preparing for light show introductions for the Girls game, so come on out and check out some Vikings basketball!