Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lady Vikes preparing to win out

  By: Taryn Matheny

   The Ripley High School Girls’ basketball team has played in a number of games up to this point. They know their strengths and weaknesses netter now and are hoping to use that down the final stretch of games to win. The Lady Vikes’ record is 3-9, but they have competed well against their opponents. They have played in many close games where it came down to a buzzer beater or them losing by only a few points.
  A recent game they played in was on January 18 against Lincoln County where they looked to really take control of the game. They had great performances from key players and they were able to finish the game with a win. The final score of the game was 60-49. It was really a great showing by the Vikings and they look to continue this for the rest of the season.
   Another recent game was at Capital where they looked to control the game, until Capital took a late run to send it into overtime. The Lady Vikes’ couldn’t hold on in overtime and they lost with a final score of 49-40.
   They have shown that they can win, such as The Rod Hudson Tournament that took place at Ripley High School. They won their first game in the tournament against Petersburg with a score of 58-44. Then they won first place by beating rival Ravenswood 49-35.
   “We are just going to try our hardest in this last stretch of games and hopefully we can win out,” said senior Paige Smith.
   The Lady Vikes’ look to get on a winning streak and win out the rest of their games to end the regular season. If you get a chance then you should come support the girls in their next game during senior night at home against St. Albans.

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