Fast start, balanced scoring propels Vikings over Lakers 61-21

Minneota viking Kenadi Ardnt (10) is going up for a layup over Lakers defender Korysa Herrick (black) in Monday’s night action.

COTTONWOOD– The Minneota Vikings girls’ basketball team defeated the Lakeview Lakers 61-21 on Monday evening.

The Minneota Vikings started the game out on a 22-4 run and never looked back.

The Lakers were struggling to put the ball in the basket and were getting beat in transition.

The Vikings would lead by 20 points in the first half, 34-14 using a balanced scoring attack.

Kenadi Arndt led the Vikings with 7 points.

In the second half, it was all Vikings.

The Vikings held the Lakers to just 7 second-half points and won this game going away 61-21.

Three Vikings players scored in double figures.

Aren’t led the team in scoring with 13 points and had five rebounds. Both Dakoda and Grace Hennen scored 10 points apiece in the victory.

Ireland Stassen had 8 points, team-high 17 rebounds, and a team-high five assists.

“We did a good job defensively holding them down to 21 points,” Vikings head coach Alan Panka said. “We rebounded pretty well. We were able to get some points in transition as well. When we didn’t get points there, we executed our offense, made shots, and got the ball inside. Overall it was a pretty good night.”

The Lakers couldn’t get any kind of offensive rhythm, shooting only 19% from the field. Korysa Herrick had 5 points to lead the Lakers in scoring.

To sum up the game, head coach for the Lakers Mike Imes said one sentence.

“Our effort was lacking,” Imes said. “That was disappointing to see.”

Both teams will be back in action this evening. The Minneota Vikings will travel to Ortonville to face off against the Ortonville Trojans. The Lakeview Lakers will travel to play against Benson High School.

Both games tip at 7:15 p.m.


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