Lady Vikings bow to both Edgemont and Rock River
ROCK RIVER – The Lady Vikings suffered two losses in a snowy first week of February. They lost Tuesday night to Edgemont 47-10 at home and then dropped the Friday game at Rock River 51-13.
Against Edgemont, the Moguls (8-7) came out firing against the Vikes, and although Guernsey played hard-nosed defense, they were behind 9-2 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was the best of the game for the Lady Moguls as they scored 19 and held the Lady Vikings to six. At the half, Edgemont held a 20-point lead. Again, in the third quarter, the Vikings tried to control the tempo and although they held Edgemont to only 10 points, they could not find the bottom of the basket and were shut out. The same quarter score in the fourth finished the game at 47-10.
Liberty Whitebird and Jordan Atwood both led Guernsey-Sunrise with five points each.
Friday the girls traveled up snow-covered roads to Rock River where basically the game was determined by halftime as the Lady Vikings went into the locker room with a 26-2 deficit. It was 35-5 by the end of the third quarter and although the Lady Vikings scored six in the fourth, it was too little, too late.
Rock River shot the lights out for the game and converted seven three-point shots. For the Vikings, Atwood and Alyssa Nyquist both had four points to lead the girls in scoring followed by Whitebird with two, Layla Noggle with two and Rylie Thompson with one.
“We did some good things with our ball handling,” head coach Curtis Cook said. “We've focused on improving our fundamentals and some of that showed. We will continue to work on things we need to improve upon as we get closer to regionals. We’re a young team so right now confidence is an issue, but we'll keep learning from our mistakes and get better with each game.”
The Lady Vikings will play their next game away against Niobrara County (5-10) Monday night at 4 p.m. Guernsey-Sunrise is now 2-10 on the year.