by Portia White
Orcas Island High School
The Lady Vikings basketball team traveled to Spokane this past Saturday for its final game in regional playoffs, losing to St. George’s.
In mid-February, the Lady Vikings ended the regular season in second place in the league. They faced Auburn Adventist for the first round of district playoffs, winning 70-58, on Feb. 17.This win brought the Lady Vikings to the district championship game on Feb. 19 against La Conner. Orcas fought until the end but lost to the Braves, 23-86.
On Feb. 22, the Lady Vikings took on the Falcons for a spot to regionals. 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.
For the Feb. 29 game in Spokane, Orcas was the 16th seed going up against St. George’s, the ninth seed. The winner of the game would advance to the state tournament the following week. The Lady Vikings hustled from start to finish, fighting up until the last buzzer went off. Orcas started off slow, but by the second half they began to pick up speed. However, they couldn’t stop the Dragons.
The final score was 27-67, and the Orcas basketball season came to a close.