IVN Contributing Writer
The Lorna Byrne Middle School girls basketball team opened their season with an impressive 32-22 win over Butte Falls Wednesday on the road in Butte Falls. The Lady Vikings have a 1-0 record heading into the second week of the season this week.
Skilyn Decker got Lorna Byrne off to a quick start, scoring all four of Lady Vikings’ points in the opening quarter as the Green and Gold took a 4-2 lead to start the game. Lorna Byrne held the Loggers to a single field goal again in the second quarter, while
Deckert scored four more points. Vivienne Klein and Jocelyn Sanchez also got buckets, as the Lady Vikings took a 12-4 lead into the half.
The teams traded baskets in the third quarter, with each team scoring eight points, making the score 20-12 going into the final stanza. Though Deckert was shut-out in the quarter, teamwork was key as four different players scored for Lorna Byrne during the period.
Deckert caught fire again in the final frame, scoring half of the Lady Vikings’ 12 points. Lorna Byrne won the final quarter 12-10 and registered the 32-22 victory.
Deckert led all scorers with 14 points in the game. Klein tossed in six points, while Asriel Miller chipped in four. Sanchez, Saray Mendoza, Dakota Kohler and Haley Hicker all tallied two points for the Lady Vikings.
The Lorna Byrne “B” squad lost a hard-fought 19-17 decision to Butte Falls. The Lady Vikings got off to a slow start, trailing 8-2 after the initial period. Though the young “B” squad came back, they could not overcome the first quarter jitters.
Nya Barton scored 6 points for the Viking B squad in the opening game. Mac Latimer added 4, while Jocelyn Southammavong chipped in 3. Georgia Taylor and Bailee Reed each added a basket for Lorna Byrne.
The Lady Vikings are scheduled to play New Hope Christian at New Hope and Prospect at home this week. The Prospect games will be played Wednesday at Jamie Scott Memorial Gym. The opening game is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.