Lady Vikings are one step closer to state playoffs

by Portia White

Orcas High School student

District Playoffs started last week for the Lady Vikings basketball team.

Orcas took on Auburn Adventist on the road on Feb. 17. The game started off slow for the Lady Vikings, with the Falcons in the lead the first half. Orcas was down by around 14 points up until the end of the second quarter.

The Vikings took a 10-point run, ending the half only down by two. After halftime, Orcas picked up speed and ended the game 70-58.

This win brought the Lady Vikings to the district championship game on Feb. 19 against La Conner. Orcas fought until the end, not giving up, but unfortunately lost to the Braves 23-86.

On Feb. 22, the Lady Vikings took on the Falcons once again for a spot to regionals. This time, Orcas didn’t wait to pick up speed. Birdie Greening led the Lady Vikings with 20 points with Maia Lewis-Shunk close behind with 18.

Orcas battled, playing great defense, allowing 13 fewer points than they had five days before to Auburn Adventist. The Lady Vikings came out on top with a final score of 67-45.

Orcas will be heading to regionals on Feb. 29 against St. George’s, where a win will send Orcas to state in Spokane the following week.