LINDSBORG—On Monday, Smoky Valley High School girls basketball team were dominated at home to Hutchinson Trinity High School, 55-33, in a make-up game after it was postponed last Tuesday due to inclement weather.
Lady Vikings struggled to make their shots, while the Lady Celtics were making their's The Lady Celtics 17-3 in the first quarter. Hutch Trinity remained on top of Smoky Valley defensively. The Lady Celtics would double team whoever gets possession of the ball.24-8 after reaching the three-minute mark. The Lady Celtics dominated the boards as most of the points were inside. Hutch Trinity led 29-12 at halftime.
The Lady Celtics remained on the floor in the second half. Smoky Valley kept fighting as they searched for open looked shots. Both Haven Sjogren and Ellie Brumbaugh made back-to-back 3-pointers as Smoky Valley girls were down 36-23. However, Hutch Trinity remained in control offensively. Ryleigh Clifton made back-to-back corner threes of their own coming off the bench. In the third quarter ended with the Lady Celtics up 46-26.
Smoky Valley would make open looked shots, but it wouldn't go in for the Lady Vikings. The Lady Celtics led as high as 23 points throughout the game.
"Unlike Friday, we did a better job of taking care of the ball and getting into our offense," Vikings' head coach Larry Van Der Wege said. Unfortunately, the shots didn't fall, especially in the first half and we were unable to keep pace with Hutch Trinity.
Kerington Haxton led with eight points. Ellie Brumbaugh was the second leading scorer with seven points The Lady Vikings drop to 3-10 of the season. They will be on the road to take on Hillsboro High School on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Contact Peter Holland Jr. by email at firstname.lastname@example.org him on Twitter @Petes_Picks_