Girls basketball falls to B–CC 56–35 in second round of playoffs

By Ally Navarrete

The girls basketball team (20–4) fell to the B–CC Barons (16–7) 56–35 in the second round of playoffs Tuesday. The two teams faced each other twice in the regular season, and the Vikes won both games. The Vikes fell to the Barons in the second round of playoffs last year as well, making this loss extremely tough.

The Barons got off to a strong start on offense, going up 21–12 in the first quarter. The Vikes responded well on defense during the second quarter, keeping the score close, only allowing the Barons 10 points. The squad trailed 31–21 at the half.

“B–CC came out with a lot of energy and motivation and used that,” guard Anna Krush said. “They were getting most of the 50-50 balls which gave them more possessions and opportunities to score.”

During the third quarter, the team struggled to score. The team only had four points during the third quarter, and totaled only 14 for the second half. Guard Elyse Lowet led the Vikes in scoring, but only had 11 points, while the Barons’ top scorer had 24 points.

The Vikes are disappointed with the way their season ended, but hope to learn from the games they had and are looking forward to next year.

“We had a really good season,” Krush said. “This loss shouldn’t be the thing that defines us. We need to take it as motivation to work even harder for next year.”  

Elyse Lowet is a sports editor for The Black and White.