The Viking girls faced off against Jackson Wednesday, Jan. 19 and beat the team 42-39.
Katie Goddard scored the first basket of the night, only a few seconds into the game. By halftime the score was close, with the Vikings in the lead.
During the last quarter of the game, point guard Corrine Burke was injured and had to be escorted off the court. Burke later came back to the game however, and continued to play a strong last quarter. Although she seemed to be back, she sat out Friday’s game against Snohomish.
The starting line for the Vikings as they began their game against Snohomish at Snohomish High School was Goddard, Meghan Warbis, Abby Molestre and Brittney and Brooke Pahukoa.
Molestre took the tip-off against Snohomish’s Kristina Bride and the first basket of the game was shot by Snohomish player Melissa Dreves, a three-point shot only forty seconds after tip-off.
During the first half, Molestre had an impressive rebound shot; she jumped to follow a shot of a team member and rebounded the ball to score before even finishing her jump. The first half came to a close when Julia Young of Snohomish scored a basket in the last twenty seconds, bringing the score to 30-17, Snohomish.
The second half started up and Molestre continued to gain rebound after rebound.
Despite the efforts of the Viking’s defense, Snohomish’s Carolyn Gravelle scores two baskets in a row for the Panthers, helping in the Panther’s lead.
As the clock counted down the last few seconds of the game, Molestre takes possession of the ball and goes hard for the hoop, managing to score one last basket for the Vikings, right at the buzzer.
The final score of the game was 50-41, Snohomish. The Viking’s record is still a winning record.