Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lady Vikes look for successful year

By: Taryn Matheny

   The Lady Vikings basketball team is ready to start getting some wins. They have had a couple of games so far and can improve from there. The team’s most recent game was a home game against South Charleston. They had an outstanding first half and were only down by one point at half time. The black eagles seemed to get a spark of energy after half time as they started off pressing the Vikings. The Lady Vikings continued to fight, but South Charleston forced some turnovers and then Ripley got into some foul trouble. Ripley continued to play hard against them, but was unable to come away with a victory with a final score of 63-35.
   The Lady Vikings also played the George Washington Patriots at home December 6. The team showed some good signs in making good passes and shots as well as hustling on defense. There were great performances by players on each team, but Ripley wasn’t able to come out with the win. The game ended with a final score of 70-50.
   “We won’t always get a win, but if we continue to play hard like that then we will have a lot more of them than losses,” said Coach Justin Frashier.
   The team has showed that they are able to play at a high level each game. The team has showed that they can win by winning a scrimmage earlier against Herbert Hoover with a score of 42-30. The team is looking to improve on there mistakes made in their scrimmages and games and to come away with some wins.
   “If we keep playing hard and improve on our mistakes then there can be a lot of games come out in our favor this season,” said Senior guard Rachel Stuck.
   The girls’ basketball team is looking to play hard and to get some wins this season. The Lady Vikes’ next game is December 20 at Sissonville, so if you get the chance you should come out and support them.

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