Vikings Girls return home for a Victory!
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
Carltonâ€” Camps 10, Zime 2, Nelson 14, Dahl-Holm 12, Anderson 4. Totals 18 4-5 42.
3-point goals [UTF-8?]â€”
Cook County [UTF-8?]â€”Ashley Deschampe 29, Bekah Laky 19, Theresa Morrin 14, Breana Peterson 2, Lily Gruber-Schulz 2. Totals 26 12-21 68.
3-point goals [UTF-8?]â€”Deschampe 4