The Pelican Rapids girls basketball team trailed 21-20 at halftime Thursday night in Frazee, however, the Lady Vikings were able to get the lead and hold it in the second half, taking a 46-44 victory over the Hornets.
To start the second half, Rachel Gottenborg and Kaylie Isaman made back to back 3-pointers for the Vikings to give them a five point lead. Frazee answered and tied it up shortly after at 26. Both teams traded buckets and it was tied at 39 all. Isaman then drained a 3-pointer to give the Vikings the lead, 42-39. Grace Johnson added 2 points for the Vikings to lead 44-39.
Frazee pulled within one point with one minute left in the game. Gottenborg went to the line to shoot 2 free throws with 21 seconds left. Gottenborg made the first free throw to give the Vikings a 2 point lead. On Gottenborg’s second free throw, she was called for a lane violation. The Vikings were able to disrupt two inbounds passes with their defensive pressure. With 6.1 seconds left, Frazee drove the length of the court for a shot but bounced off the backboard.
“We found a way to win and did a nice job defensively at the end of the game,” said Coach Brian Korf.
Isaman and Adriana Torres led the Vikings with 14 points and 8 rebounds each. Gottenborg had 6 points while Morgan Berg and Johnson had 5 points each. Tianna Wald added 2 points.
Johnson led the rebounding effort with 13 boards while Maddie Guler and Berg had 3 rebounds each. Sarah Thompson and Gottenborg had 2 rebounds each.
The Vikings turned the ball over 19 times and only forced 9 Frazee turnovers.
“It was a nice win on the road and good HOL conference victory,” said Coach Korf.
Vike Junior Varsity upends Frazee 32-12
The junior varsity team defeated the Hornets 32-12 and earned their second victory of the season.
Leading the Vikings in scoring was Kristen Haiby with 9 points and Mandie Sjolie with 7 points. Abby Syverson, Autumn Gummeringer, and Anna Stephenson each had 4 points. Kiera Booth and Mia Stewart added 2 points each.
The Vikings had a 23-6 halftime lead and scored 9 points in the second half. The Vikings were 2 for 7 from the free throw line and Frazee was 4 for 8.