Lady Vikings drop pair over weekend

Andrew Towne/Torrington Telegram Sophomore Liberty Whitebird brings the ball up court in the third quarter of Friday’s 76-11 loss to Lingle-Fort Laramie.

GUERNSEYThe Lady Vikings endured a pair of home court losses over the weekend, falling to Lingle-Fort Laramie 74-11 on Friday and coming up just short at 28-31 to Hanna-Elk Mountain.  

A tough press put the Lady Doggers up 32-4 by halftime, and the Lady Vikings struggled to get their shots to fall, resulting in their biggest loss to date this season. Rylie Thompson had seven to lead the Guernsey-Sunrise scorers. Liberty Whitebird and Layla Noggle each added a basket.  

The Doggers’ scoring honors went to Ashlee Hattan with 18 points, including a pair of threes. Natalie Speckner tossed in 13. Baylee Skinner hit for 12, and Izzy Spears added 11.  

On Saturday, the Lady Vikings kept pace with the Lady Miners from Hanna-Elk Mountain, but came up just shy at the buzzer, 28-31. The game was tight all the way. Hanna led 9-8 and still held just a one-point lead at half, 15-14.  

With just a quarter remaining, the Miners remained ahead, now at 24-22. The Vikings fought back and managed to take the lead by two with several minutes to go but turnovers and missed free throws proved to be the difference as the Miners retook the lead and held on to win 31-28.  

Thompson led all scorers with 12. Whitebird added seven and Noggle had three for Guernsey.  

The Lady Vikings are now 2-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play. They will host the Lady Tigers from Lusk on Tuesday. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. The varsity boys game will follow at 6:30 p.m.