Jan. 30, 2019 — In the opening minute on Glenn Butler court last Friday night between the Lady Vikings and Tigers, Junction City opened with a quick 2-point bucket and was immediately answered by Siuslaw sophomore post Gracie Freudenthal to tie the game at 2-2.
But for the remaining 6 minutes, Siuslaw's only additional basket came from sophomore Brea Blankenship as Junction City’s full-court pressure created turnovers and a 20-4 lead by the end of the first period.
A long 3-pointer from sophomore Savannah Morris and 2-point jumper from fellow sophomore Lindsey Long were the only contributions to the scoreboard for the Viks in the second period, leaving Junction City with a 41-9 lead by halftime.
Though Siuslaw went on to have its most productive periods in the second half, with 8 points in the third period and 10 in the fourth, it wasn't enough to overtake the Tigers, who went on to win, 65-27.
Freudenthal led Siuslaw with 10 points, followed by Morris with 6 points, and 5 points from Blankenship.
Friday, the Lady Vikings will begin the second half of league play on the road at Cottage Grove.
Tip-off is set for 5:45 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 7:15 p.m.