Vikings Win in Double Overtime
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 win was the 5th in a row for the Vikes, and just the Timberwolves 2nd loss in their last 14 games.
Cook County 9-25-2-11-47
Cook County Ashley Deschampe 22, Jessica Berg-Collman 2, Bekah Laky 8, Theresa Morrin 12, Leah Utities 1. Totals 15 15-20 47.
3-point goals Deschampe, Morrin Ely - M. McDonald 19, N. McDonald 5, M. Muhvich 2, E. Muhvich 12, Coefield 5. 19 2-6 43 3-point goals â McDonald, N. McDonald, Coefield