Story and Photos by Adolphus Ames –
The Broadwater Vikings girls varsity basketball team hosted the Denbigh Baptist Christian School Tuesday, Feb. 15. The last time these two teams faced in January the Vikings defeated Denbigh on Denbigh’s home court 41-38. The Vikings lost this matchup 45-34.
The Vikings trailed 10-7 early in the game, but mounted a comeback that put them on top 14-10. Throughout most of the second quarter, the score remained tied 17-17. A late free throw gave the Vikings a 1-point lead, but Denbigh responded with a last minute layup to regain the lead at the end of the quarter. The halftime score was 19-18. Denbigh carried this momentum into the third quarter and built a fast 28-18 lead. The Vikings continued to fight, shrinking Denbigh’s lead to 28-26. The fourth quarter was a close contest. The Vikings trailed 37-34 midway through, but then their offense stalled and Denbigh went on an 8-0 run to close out the game.
Leah Smith led the offense with 17 points and eight rebounds. Lydia Wehner had 4 points. Molly Brown had 3 points and five steals.
Following the girls game, the Vikings boys varsity basketball team also faced Denbigh. The Vikings led the entire game. In the first half, the Vikings were on top 55-19. In the second half, the Vikings outscored Denbigh 21-10 to win the game with a final score of 76-29.
Braden Justice and Bradyn Washington each earned 15 points. Malik Battle had 11 points. Quinn Ames had 7 points. Willie Holden, Will Petka, and Aidan Brown each had 5 points.