|Becca Caldwell tries to evade Greenville’s defense. Herlong won the game, 43-37. Photo by Maddie Musante
Feb. 18 — Hard work paid off for the Lady Vikings basketball team in their final home game of the season against the Greenville Lady Indians.
The game, played in Herlong on Thursday, Feb. 11, was intensely close from beginning to end, but the Herlong girls never game up and ultimately earned the win, 43-37.
Before the game, the Lady Vikings honored their only senior player, Faith Thompson, and presented her with a basketball signed by the team.
“Faith was a newcomer late in her high school career and is a fantastic supporter with a wonderful infectious attitude. She will be missed,” said Herlong High School girl’s basketball coach Tom Jones.
When the celebration was over and the competition began, it was immediately clear the game was going to be close. With only a few seconds left in the first quarter, Herlong’s Danielle Harris made a shot and sent the Lady Vikings into the second quarter with a one-point lead. Herlong soon increased its lead to 9-6 in the second quarter, but the score remained close and things began getting aggressive between the two teams. At one point, Greenville got ahead by one point, but Ivy Troit got a turnover and made an impressive shot to give Herlong back to lead. At halftime, the Lady Vikings were up, 16-15.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Feb. 18 edition of the Lassen County Times.