Evergreen Girls Defeat Delta in Shootout
In a game where both teams outscored all the other league teams in action that night, the Evergreen Lady Vikings defeated the Delta Lady Panthers 71-58 in an old-fashioned shootout. It was evident after the first quarter that the visiting Vikings and the home-town Panthers were zeroed in on the basket when Evergreen blistered the nets for 20 points and Delta kept pace with 19.
Both offenses cooled off in quarter number two, but not much. They each managed to score in double digits, Delta with 12 points and Evergreen with 11, and contest was tied at 31-31 at halftime.
In the second half, however, the experienced and talented Lady Vikings opened with an 8-0 run in the first 90 seconds and went on to score 24 points to the young Lady Panthers’ 11 to take control of the game. Viking senior Bekah Bowser, a serious contender for NWOAL Player of the Year, scored 10 of her game-high 24 points including two of her six three-point shots. Delta’s Grace Munger had 11 of her team-high 17 points in the quarter including three of her four triples, but was the only Panther to find the net and Evergreen had a 55-42 advantage heading into the final eight minutes.
The Vikings pushed their lead out to as much as 20 points early in the fourth quarter before the Panthers battle back to put the final margin at 13 to end the game.
In addition to Bowser’s 24 points, Evergreen got 13 points from Lucy Serna, 11 from Macy Chamberlin and six each from Jocelyn Schuster and Addison Ricker. Delta got 12 points from Sophia Burres, nine each from Chloe Weber and Alani Haas, and six from Olivia Smith to support Munger’s 17. The two teams combined to drain 14 shots from behind the arc with seven apiece.
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