Lady Vike’s battle head-to-head against strong teams

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GUERNSEY – The Guernsey-Sunrise Lady Vikings fought hard on the road and at home during court action last week but struggled with a short bench against some challenging teams.

The girls traveled to Hulett on Tuesday and were hit hard in the first half by the Red Devils with a score of 2, 21 at the half-time buzzer.

Rallying in the second half, the Vikings held back scoring with some steals and rebounds, and while dominating second-half baskets, were able to gain only another 14 for a final score of 16-30, Hulett.

Dymond Dimas scored six points for the team; Rylie Thompson and Alyssa Nyquist both added four; and Jordan Atwood contributed two points.

In another game against Rock River on Saturday, the Longhorns came out strong against the Vikings, netting 16 points in the first quarter while the Vikings were only able to put up three. That set the pace for the game and though the Vikings had the home-court advantage, it was difficult to recover with a short bench and players out due to illness. But that didn’t keep the local girls from an intense game, fighting for an 8-27 halftime score. 

Though a disappointing third quarter didn’t yield any home points and gave the Longhorns another 16, the fourth quarter saw the Guernsey-Sunrise girls keeping Rock River from adding more than four points and netting four for themselves. Final score was 12-47, Rock River. 

Thompson was the high scorer for the evening with six points. Atwood, Jacey Clark and Layla Noggle each added two.

“Illness hit us this week while playing some pretty good teams,” Coach Curtis Cook said. “Hopefully we can kick the bug and finish strong these last couple weeks.”

The Lady Vikings travel to Harrisburg, Nebraska to take on Banner County on Friday, then go head-to-head with Lingle-Ft. Laramie on Saturday.