Viking girls play together
to take the win
The fabulous five seniors, Mary Ochiltree, Brittany Tri, Leah Tate, Alona Personius, and Karri Gallagher started the game off with strong confidence.
Cascade tried to set the bar for the game by making the first basket, but Gallagher came back with a lay-in immediately after that, showing the Lake girls had come to play.
By working together Gallagher and Tri or the two “twin towers,” as people call them, display strong defense challenging the Cascade girls to try and get past them.
It’s obvious that there is a strong bond between the team due to them working so well together, knowing each other’s positions, and being able to trust that their teammate is going to be there when needed.
Sophomores, Kayla Bostwick and Stephanie Schumacher stepped up their game as well coming in after Gallagher is hurt in the first quarter. Schumacher later makes two exciting three point shots from the far left and right corners contributing to the Vikings lead score.
Once Gallagher is back in the game, she is on fire grabbing numerous rebounds, scoring a majority of the points, and staying confident when shooting crucial foul shots.
Also, good defense was played by Personius under the hoop preventing Bruin player Taylor Gordon from making what she thought was going to be an easy lay in.
Personius continually challenged Bruin players such as Spencer Nelson, and Katy Gross with her strong drive and quickness down the court.
The start of the second quarter, Lake leads 10-8. Entering the game is sophomore, Lauren Goddard and freshman, Meghan Warbis. Both girls are fouled and make at least one of their foul shots boosting Lake’s score.
Warbis, being the youngest on the team, prominently showed strong leadership and great skill throughout the entire game by portraying good passing techniques, quick feet, assists, and points scored.
Leah Tate, Lake’s guard, repeatedly took charge on the court. She had many assists to Lake’s scored points, and contributes to many of the astonishing defensive plays including pulling a matrix move to try and save the ball from bouncing out of bounds.
The girl’s get angry after certain calls on teammates, which creates more of a fire in their eyes in winning the game.
Tri, Gallagher and Ochiltree continued to snag rebounds, steals, and make their foul shots which keep the game alive and Lake closer to the defeat.
Time starts to run out for the Bruins, getting closer and closer to a Lake Stevens victory. Neither team ever gave up until the final buzzer rang with baskets made in the last few seconds. But the Bruins didn’t have enough drive to over power the Vikings and Lake took the win with a score of 59-41.