Women’s basketball ends season

Ted Greeley

The women’s basketball team took on St. Norbert Wednesday, Feb. 20 and then battled Carroll Saturday, Feb. 23. In the end, the team was unable to win and brought a long season to a close.In the game against St. Norbert, the Vikes found themselves behind early. St. Norbert scored the first 11 points of the game before sophomore Caresse Reiland put in a lay-up.

St. Norbert continued their success with a 10-0 run, bringing the score to 21-2 with just under 12 minutes left in the first half.

The Vikes then went on a 10-2 run, almost cutting the lead to single digits. The rest of the half went back and forth with St. Norbert slowly adding a few points to their lead.

Lawrence went into halftime down 39-24.

Lawrence opened the second half with an 8-2 run, but St. Norbert would not allow the Vikings to get within ten.

The Vikes tried to keep up, but St. Norbert slowly built up their lead until it reached 22 with under seven minutes to play.

The Vikings tightened up the score a little, losing with a score of 68-52.

Senior captain Carrie Van Groll led the Vikings with 17 points and tied with fellow senior captain Jenny Stoner with eight rebounds.

Saturday night the team traveled to Carroll for their last game of the season.

The game began with three early lead changes with Lawrence taking the lead on a Reiland lay-up with a little over nine minutes to go in the first half, at the beginning of a Lawrence 13-3 run leading to the Vikes up 24-15.

Carroll’s 8-0 run brought the game to 24-23. The rest of the half went tit-for-tat with the Vikings ahead 29-28 at the end of the half.

The second half started with three lead changes in the first seven minutes. A subsequent 10-3 run by the Pioneers put Lawrence down for good.

Lawrence slowly chipped away at the Carroll lead bringing the game to within five points with just over two minutes remaining, but the Vikings were unable to get any closer than that, losing 62-53 in the end.

Stoner, Van Groll and fellow senior Stephanie Kramer played in their final game as Viking basketball players.

Stoner and Van Groll led the way for the team, scoring 14 and 12 points apiece. Reiland added 13 points and 19 rebounds.