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Lady Vikes persevere in challenge with Midwest

Posted: Sunday, Jan 20th, 2013


Lady Viking Katelynn Hernandez (21) defends against a Midwest guard in Saturday’s game at Guernsey-Sunrise.


GUERNSEY-The Lady Vikings were up against another tough opponent Saturday as they fell to Midwest 51-12. Their game scheduled the previous evening in Guernsey with Pine Bluffs was postponed due to a snowstorm that made travel difficult. That game has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 12.

The Vikings were down quickly as a faster and more experienced Oiler team took advantage of Guernsey’s younger players. The Oilers built a 33-8 lead by halftime and were never challenged.

Sophomore guard Katelynn Hernandez and freshman post Katie Scherger each had three points. Sophomore guard Alex Carr, along with freshman guards Viviana Hollister and Shea Leach, each added a bucket. Carr also had an assist, 3 rebounds and a steal. Hollister picked up three rebounds and five steals. Leach had three rebounds and a steal.

As a team the Vikes hit just four of sank five of 31 free-throw attempts and had 35 turnovers. The Oilers had 31 rebounds to the Vikes’ 26.

This week, the Vikings got some extra experience as they hosted the Freshman/Sophomore Girls’ Basketball Tournament Monday evening. Wheatland, Lingle-Fort Laramie and Wheatland joined the Vikes to make up the field. Wheatland topped Lusk for the title, 29-28.

(See related story and photos on pages 14-15.

On Thursday, Lingle-Fort Laramie will return to Guernsey for junior varsity and varsity competition on the regular schedule. Junior varsity games begin at 4 p.m. The girls’ varsity will tip off at 5:30 p.m. Lingle-Fort Laramie has a 9-1 overall record, their only loss at the hands of Bridgeport, NE.

On Saturday, the Kaycee Lady Buckaroos make the trip to Guernsey. Junior varsity games are set for 1 p.m. The varsity girls will play at 2:30 p.m. The Buckaroos have a 4-4 overall record.

The Guernsey-Sunrise Booster Club is asking all Viking fans to wear black for the games this week to show unity and support for the teams.



For the complete article see the 01-15-2013 issue.

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