Aniah Crockett’21 in defense against the Unicorns.(Kayla Podgurski’19/Media)
Coming off of two wins, the girls basketball team expanded its winning streak with a victory at CSG.
On Tuesday, February 5, CA traveled to CSG to take on the Unicorns. The girls jumped out to a hot start, moving the ball unselfishly, with 6 players contributing to the 13 points scored in the first period.
Academy built on to the energy, scoring another 12 points in the second and taking a lead going into the break. Everyone touched the ball in this game, with the scoring distributed fairly equally across the team. At halftime, four girls were the highest scorers, each contributing 4 points: Aiyana Taylor’19, Emma Belford’20, Mackenzie Smith’20, and Sophie Spolter’22.
The Vikes couldn’t make anything in the third quarter, scoring only four points on two close-range shots. However, they made up for this in the final period, with Spolter erupting for 8 of the Vikes’ final 11 points, finishing with 14 in the contest and leading the team to a 40-29 victory.
On Friday, February 8, CA had its toughest challenge yet, a league road matchup against Whitehall-Yearling.
The Vikes tried their best to stifle the Rams, but Whitehall was running away with the game early on. Our Weak rebounding and defense allowed the Rams to put up 59 points on the Vikings, for a final of 59-29.
The team looks ahead to two games in its final week of regular season play, traveling to Harvest Prep on Monday, February 11, before its final league matchup at Worthington Christian on Saturday, February 16.