CC Vikings Sports Scores
The Cook County Vikings returned home late Friday night from Willow River and were on the court less than 12 hours later to take on the 12-3 Ely Timberwolves. The Timberwolves started out the game focusing on Deschampe, face guarding her all over the court. On the offensive end, Ely worked the ball slowly, running 3 minutes off the clock at a time, while the Vikes held their ground and forced them into jump shots and boarded hard. A last second 3 by Mariah McDonald put the halftime score at 9-16. Only 3 girls took a shot in the first half for the Vikes, and second leading scorer Theresa Morrin disappeared to the tune of no shots and four turnovers. The T-Wolves pushed their lead up to 9-20 before three Vikings broke out of their shell. Morrin cashed a 3, them added two more driving buckets to go along with Dish's only 3 of the game to pull the Vikings close. Ely responded with a mini-run of their own to push the lead to 21-28. The Vikes responded with an 8-0 run to take their first lead of the game, highlighted by Bekah Laky's sweet post scores. The last 5 minutes saw 5 lead changes, with Morrin giving the Vikes a 33-32 lead on a backdoor pass from Lily Gruber-Schulz. A Viking free throw with 7seconds left gave them a two point lead but Erin Muhvich hit a 15 footer at the buzzer to send it to extra time. After getting control of the ball, the Timberwolves took a couple minutes off the clock, before Muhvich once again made a tough shot in the lane.Deschampe took it right at defense and was hacked, where she stepped to the line and calmly tied the game with 2. A huge Jessica Berg-Collman steal gave the Vikes one look, but Dish's rushed 3 fell just short at the buzzer. The Vikes came out with fire in three second overtime a Laky drop stepped her way to 2and then hit Gruber-Schulz on a nice cut to take a 4point lead. The rest of the scoring was done from the line as the Vikings went 7-8 in the last minute to put away the win 47-43.
The Cook County Vikings made the long to Willow River to take on the ML/WR Rebels. The Rebels came in with a 12-4 record and a high powered offense averaging over 60 points a game. The Vikings used their two days of practice to rest, heal, and prepare for the weekend’s games.
The Rebels started out hot, jumping out to a 0-5 lead. The Rebels would only score once more, on a 3, in the next 13 minutes as the Vikings reeled off a 23 point run. Great defense highlighted the run, along with good passing and sharp shooting. Theresa Morrin scored 7 points during the run, while Ashley Deschampe added 9. After the Rebs chipped into the lead, Deschampe ended the half on a 9-0 run, with an and-1 and two triples. The Vikes took a 32-13 lead into the break.
The second half saw a much slower pace played by the Vikes as they whittled away the clock. With Laky and Morrin battling the foul bug, the Vikings were happy tool keep the seconds and minutes clicking off. Morrin added 10 more points in the second half, while Laky and Lily Gruber-Schulz both grabbed 8 boards. Deschampe led the Vikings with 26 points, Morrin had 17, and Laky contributed 8 in the 55-34 win. The Vikings are now 9-6,with a rematch against the Ely Timberwolves at 1 on Saturday in the CCHS gym.
|Cook County||32-23 – 55|
|Moose Lake/Willow River||13-21 – 34|
Cook County —Ashley Deschampe 26, Jessica Berg-Collman 4, Bekah Laky 8, Theresa Morrin 17. Totals 23 7-14 55.
3-point goals —Deschampe 2
The Cook County Vikings played for the fourth consecutive school day at home, this time against the Conference rival Cromwell Cardinals. The Vikings beat the Cards once already this year and they knew they were in for a tough matchup again.
The game in Cromwell started out with hot shooting by senior Ashley Deschampe, and this game was no different as Dish scored 10 of the first Vikings 12 points. The only difference was the poor play of the Viking defense and atrocious boxing out. Cromwell owned the glass as they pushed and outworked their way to numerous offensive rebounds and second chances. A shootout was in the works, as neither team could stop the other. Knotted up at 28, the Vikings scored the last 6 points of the half to take a 34-28 lead at the break. Deschampe led the Vikings with 19 points, including three 3’s, while MaKayleigh Cahoon notched 9 for the Cards.