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Stokes, Allen light up treys against Petersburg


Shelly Pope

Lady Wolves’ sophomore Darian Meissner looks for another way out after Petersburg puts up a serious blocking effort on Friday night.

Finishing up their regular season in Petersburg, the Lady Wolves varsity basketball team took a pair of losses during the Vikings’ homecoming event last weekend.

The Lady Wolves first loss, a 48-27 drubbing on Friday night, provided a highlight in the form of senior co-captain MiKayla Stokes, however, as she glided in for 13 points – including a trey from beyond the arc and going 4-for-5 from line.

Fellow senior Kayla Rooney who had 6 points, and Darian Meissner who put up five of her own, followed Stokes. Senior Captain Alyssa Allen, Erica Smith and Shayna Shultz each had one point during the game.

Rooney said that even though the team worked well together on the floor, a lack of offense got them down in the end.

“We played good but couldn’t put an offense together, so we got down on ourselves,” Rooney said. “In the end it didn’t pan out like we wanted it to do even though we talked a lot on the court and had good communication. We didn’t give up though.”

Saturday night’s varsity outing was a little closer; though still a loss as the Lady Wolves fell 46-38.

Stokes picked up the pace and, before fouling out of the game, bested her previous performance by putting 19 points on the board, including a pair of three-pointers and her 7-for-10 shooting from free-throw land.

Allen also lit up the bucket from beyond the arc not just once, but twice during the game to add to her 9 points on the evening. Smith added 4 points, with Meissner and Carline Ward each shooting for two points. Schultz and Rooney finished with one point apiece.

The biggest effort for the team on Saturday came in the fourth period when the team combined for 19 points and included the pair of three-pointers for Allen.

“I think Saturday, in the second half, we had better defense and played more aggressively,” Allen added. “When we play better on defense we play a lot better on offense. I also think the fourth period was some of the best team basketball we have played all season.”

The Lady Wolves will travel March 5-6 to the Region V tournament at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.


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