Jan. 13 Sports Recap

Hockey falls to Churchill after thrid period collapse; boys basketball escapes with win over Wootton; girls basketball holds Wootton to lowest scoring output of season in win


Forward Olivia Meyers contributed to the victory over Wootton, in which the Patriots were held to their lowest point total of the season. Photo by Valerie Myers.

By Amy Nankin, Sam Shiffman, and Ben Levin


The Vikings hockey team (7–1–3) fell to the Churchill Bulldogs (10–1–0) in a tough 4–1 loss.

Earlier in the season, the Vikings tied the Bulldogs in a 4–4 score, but in this game the Vikings fell short.

The game started out at a stagnate, with the first period ending in a 0–0 tie. Into the second period, the Vikings held the only goal as scored by sophomore Tyler Crist. Although the Vikings had the lead, the Bulldogs had an explosive third period scoring four goals and cementing their win.

Next, the Vikings take on the DC Stars at 9:15 Friday.

Girls basketball

The girls basketball team (10–1) defeated the Wootton Patriots 52–31 Friday behind a balanced scoring attack.

While the Vikes were again lead by guard Abby Meyers with 18 points, forward Carter Mcgloon and guard Sophia Tompkins also contributed, having season-highs of 13 and 10 points respectively. The squad took control of the game early on, taking a 24–12 lead into the half and kept the Patriots to their lowest points total of the season.

The team’s next game is away on Tuesday against the Wheaton Knights at 7:15.

Boys basketball

The boys basketball team (8–2) escaped with a 60–57 win over the Wootton Patriots on Friday night.

After a sluggish 8-point first quarter, the Vikings opened up a 31–24 lead at the half.

The Vikes finished shooting 18 of 26 from the free-throw line, with forward Max Oppenheim leading the team with eight made free-throws. Guard Alex Sanson and Oppenheim lead the team in scoring with 17 and 16 points respectively.

The Vikes play at home against Wheaton on Tuesday night at 7:15.