Greta Tollefson.
Rachel Gottenborg in action at the home game
against Frazee, Feb. 2
Grace Johnson and Adriana Torres.
Sarah Thompson.
Kaylie Isaman.

The Pelican Rapids girls basketball team hosted the Hornets from Frazee on Friday night.

The Vikings defeated the Hornets 60-50 in Heart O’ Lakes conference action. “We played hard the whole game and did a nice job defensively,” said coach Brian Korf.

In the first half, the Vikings scored 30 points behind the scoring of Greta Tollefson, Adriana Torres and Kaylie Isaman. Frazee scored 24 points and the Vikings had a six point lead at halftime.

In the second half, the Vikings built an eleven point lead and maintained the lead throughout the second half.

Tollefson made four of her six free throws and Torres made six of her seven free throws in the second half to help the Vikings earn a victory.

Torres led the Vikings with 24 points and Tollefson had 22 points. Isaman and Rachel Gottenborg scored 6 points each and Sarah Thompson added 2 points for the Vikings.

Torres led the Vikings with 14 rebounds and Tollefson had 7 rebounds. Thompson and Berg had 5 rebounds.

Torres led the Vikings with 4 assists while Thompson, Gottenborg, and Isaman had 3 assists each.

The Vikings shot 81.8% from the free throw line and 44.4% from the field.


Crookston downs Pelican girls in Fargo

Pelican Rapids girls basketball team finished off their busy week against Crookston at the Fargo Civic Center on Saturday morning.

“We were flat offensively but we thought our defense kept us in the game,” said coach Brian Korf.

Crookston outscored the Vikings in the first half 26-20 and outscored the Vikings 26-23 in the second half.

Adriana Torres led the Vikings in scoring with 10 points and Greta Tollefson had 7 points. Grace Johnson and Sarah Thompson scored 5 points each while Maddie Guler and Rachel Gottenborg had 4 points each. Autumn Gummeringer and Kaylie Isaman chipped in 2 points each.

The Vikings host Breckenridge Monday night and host Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Friday night in Heart O’ Lakes conference action.


Thief River edges Pelican girls 54-53

Pelican Rapids girls basketball team hosted Thief River Falls on Tuesday night. In a very tight game, the Vikings came up short 54-53. “We gave a great effort tonight and had our chances at the end of the game,” said coach Brian Korf.

The Vikings got down early but battled back to take the lead right before halftime 30-28. “We were very pleased with our effort to battle back and take the lead,” commented Coach Korf.

Adriana Torres drained a 3 pointer to start the second half and the Vikings built an eight point lead midway through the second half. Thief River Falls battled back and tied the game up within the last three minutes of the game and then took the lead with one minute left in the game.

Leading the Vikings in scoring was Adriana Torres and Greta Tollefson with 19 points each. Kaylie Isaman scored 6 points while Maddie Guler had 5 points. Sarah Thompson and Rachel Gottenborg scored 2 points each.

Thompson led the Vikings with 5 assists while Torres, Isaman, and Guler had 3 assists each. Torres led the Vikings with 9 rebounds while Tollefson had 5 rebounds and Johnson and Guler grabbed 4 each.


Lady Vikes overcome early deficit at Sebeka

On Monday night, the Vikings girls basketball team traveled to Sebeka in a non-conference basketball game. The Vikings defeated Sebeka 65-60.

“After a slow start, the girls worked hard to gain the lead and build a seven point lead at halftime,” said coach Brian Korf.

Sebeka jumped out to a 12-2 lead and then the Vikings battled back to regain the lead 27-25 at the six minute mark. The Vikings went on a 11-6 run to end the first half and led at halftime 38-31.

Sebeka outscored the Vikings in the second half 29-27. Kaylie Isamanmade 5 of her 8 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory for the Vikings.

Adriana Torres led the Vikings with 28 points and 10 rebounds while Greta Tollefson scored 10 points and had 9 rebounds.

Kaylie Isaman had 9 points and 5 rebounds while Sarah Thompson scored 7 points and Maddie Guler 6 points.

Rachel Gottenborg added 4 points and Grace Johnson chipped in 1 point.

Johnson led the Vikings with 7 assists while Guler and Isaman dished out 4 assists each. Gottenborg had 3 steals to lead the Vikings while Thompson, Isaman and Johnson had 2 steals each.