The lady Vikings traveled to the Fargo Civic Center on Saturday to face the Pirates from Crookston in a nonconference game.  

“I thought we did a nice job defensively and made our free throws at the end of the game,” said coach Brian Korf.  The Vikings went on a 14-1 run halfway through the second half and the lady Vikings pulled away for a 52-42 victory in a game played at the Fargo Civic.

Kaylie Isaman, back row center, pictured with the Lady Viking team after scoring her 1,000th career point at the Fargo Civic Center on Feb. 2.

The Vikings started off with a 7-3 lead before Crookston scored six straight points to give the Pirates a 9-7 lead with 9:15 left in the first half.  Pelican Rapids ended the half on a 12-3 run to take a 19-12 lead going into halftime. “We finished the first half strong offensively to give us momentum going into halftime,” said Coach Korf.  

The teams were tied at 27 with 12:16 left in the game and then Pelican Rapids went on a 16-1 run over a six-minute span and built a 43-29 lead with over four minutes left in the game. 

At about the four minute mark, Kaylie Isaman made a three-pointer for the 1,000th point of her career to give the Vikings a 46-31 lead.   Crookston battled back with back-to-back three-point plays to cut the lead 46-37.  The Vikings went to the free throw line and Maddie Guler made 6 of 6 free throws to help the Vikings secure the victory.  

Leading the Vikings in scoring was Greta Tollefson with 17 points and Adriana Torres with 11 points.  Maddie Guler scored 9 points, Sarah Thompson scored 8 points, and Isaman had 6 points. Anna Stephenson added 1 point for the Vikings.  

The Vikings outrebounded the Pirates 34-31.  Leading the Vikings in rebounding was Adriana Torres, Greta Tollefson, and Anna Stephenson with 6 rebounds each and Kaylie Isaman with 5 rebounds.  

Guler led the Vikings with 4 assists and Torres dished out 3 assists.  Thompson led the Vikings with 3 steals.