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Lady Vikings Defeat Hamburg at the Hawk’s Nest

The Hamburg Hawks hosted the Northern Lebanon girls in a varsity basketball match on January 24th, that ended in a win for the Vikings taking the team to a record of 11-6. Both teams came out somewhat flat in the first half due to some errant passes by NL and errant shots by the Hawks. Guard play by NL was paced a little on the heel perhaps due to the loss to Red Land the previous night at NL and a nicely implemented 2/3 zone defense by the Hawks who worked diligently to keep things close in the first half which ended with the Vikings up by two (15-17). How far they were going to leave the door open for the Hawks was certainly in question as the Hawks #10 Anabel Kennedy played a well positioned defense to keep NL guard Hayley Sheroky from her normal level of offensive control. NL even came into foul trouble late in the first half with the Hawks hitting a set of bonus free throws to stay within two of the Vikings.

Starting 5
Hayley Sheroky … Freshman
Kasey Weimer … Freshman
Soairse Phillips … Freshman
Mackenzie Miller …Freshman
Olivia Shutter … Sophomore

Off the bench … Kalyn Harmon and Lilly Harris

The second half was highlighted by a knee jerk technical foul on the NL coaching staff sending the Hawks to the foul line for an easy 2 points tying the game at 23. Kasey Weimer had her own answer seemingly defending her coach with a long two just inside the 3 point arc and promptly following it up with some hustle down the court and taking a charge for the Vikings and taking the momentum firmly from the Hawks. Not to be outdone though Anabel Kennedy answered with a three pointer and shuffled the deck once again giving the Hawks a one point lead. Going into the 4th the Hawks found the tables turned and themselves in foul trouble and Weimer continued clutch for the Vikings in 2nd half both off the dribble and just inside the arc.

Other key moments in the second half include Olivia Shutter taking it to the hole and converting a 3 point play off the foul.

Mackenzie Miller boxing out well and gaining multiple rebounds and a well timed steal for the Vikings.

Strong defensive play by Soairse Phillips to fend of the Hawks on the inside

Brave charge taken by Kasey Weimer to hold the momentum

Hailey Sheroky finally shook off Anabel Kennedy’s defense and picks up several buckets for the Vikings under pressure.

Kasey Weimer iced 2 fouls shots to put the game well in hand with less than minute to go.

11 Wins and 6 losses for the Vikings


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