GUERNSEY—Four seemed to be the number that menaced both Viking basketball teams this past weekend at Lingle as the Doggers claimed four-point wins in the girls’ and boys’ games.
The Lady Vikings bowed 44-40 and the Viking boys came up short 52-48.
Friday was an even tougher assignment for both teams as the Morrill Lions came across the border to get a 65-30 win over the Lady Vikes and the boys went down 50-21.
Roy Mote led the Viking scoring in the Morrill game with nine points and had three rebounds, a steal and an assist.
Alex Delgado chipped in six points and had three rebounds and an assist.
Austin Albrecht had four points and an assist.
Ryan Harms got the other Viking basket and had two rebounds a steal and an assist.
The Vikes hit just nine of 32 two point shots and missed all 12 attempts from the arc. They collected 23 rebounds (four offensive). The committed 24 turnovers and 15 fouls.
The Lingle-Fort Laramie game was much better as Brock Hohnholt had 18 points including three treys.
Ryan Harms also hit double figures with 11 points including two from the arc. He collected five rebounds and a steal and had five assists.
Austin Albrecht finished with six points, four rebounds and a pair of assists.
Garret Oneyear had just one bucket but cleared the boards for five rebounds and had one steal.
The Vikes hit 12 of 29 from two-point range and six of 21 from the three-point line. The hit three of nine free-throws, took down 27 rebounds (six offensive), committed 11 turnovers and 19 fouls.
They lost a heartbreaker Monday night as the Edgemont boys clipped the Vikes by 45-44. Stats were not available at press time.
The Lady Vikings also struggled to get things going against Morrill last Friday.
Whitney Martin had seen points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal to lead the Lady Vikes.
Trinity Ayers had six points, five rebounds and a steal.
Lakin Reichert finished with five points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Chloe Heer also had five points, all from the free-throw line.
The VIkes hit four of 14 from two-point range and three of 13 from the arc. They collected 31 rebounds (eight offensive) and committed 38 turnovers.
Morrill hit 15 of 35 from two-point range and nine of 25 from the arc. They hit eight of 19 free-throw attempts, collected 25 rebounds (12 offensive) and committed 14 turnovers.
The Lady Vikes fared much better against the Lady Doggers on Saturday in Lingle.
Reichert hit 21 points including four treys. She had 11 rebounds and was five of eight from the stripe.
Blake Rose had six point, both three-pointers.
Ayers finished with five points.
The Vikes hit five of 24 two-pointers and six of 22 from the arc. They sank 12 of 22 free-throws.
The Lady Doggers hit 12 of 41 from the two-point range and three of 10 from the arc. They made 11 of 21 from the free-throw line, collected 32 rebounds (11 offensive) and committed 20 turnovers.
The Lady Vikes dropped another close game Monday night to the Sioux County Lady Warriors by just five, 31-26. Stats were not available for that game at press time.
This week, the Lady Vikes will host Hulett on Saturday. The junior varsity will play two quarters at 1:30 and the varsity will play at 2:30 p.m. The Girls’ Freshman/Sophomore Tournament will be held at Lusk Monday, January 15th. Games are set for 5:15 and 7 p.m.
The boys varsity will host Hulett Saturday at 4 p.m. Their Freshman/Sophomore Tournament will play at Guernsey on Monday, January 15th—games are set for 5:15 and 7 p.m.