Exploding Whale Sports
January 8, 2022, 5:28am
The Siuslaw Vikings girls basketball team lost 48-18 Friday to Henley in the Sky-Em/Skyline Crossover at Glenn Butler Court.
"We played our best half of basketball this season," Siuslaw coach Aaron McNeill said, noting the Lady Vikings trailed only 15-12 at the break. "We executed our man offense well, getting many good shots out of the flow of the offense.
"We played a solid first half of defense and competed on the boards, often limiting Henley to one shot per possession. I could not have been more pleased going into the locker room at halftime.
"The progress we have made this season was evident in the first half. That half gives us something to build on. We also had our best balance in terms of scoring, as six of our girls scored.
"The second half Henley applied a strong full court press that created too many turnovers. Give Henley credit, they made some great halftime adjustments and created issues for us with their press and were much more aggressive on the offensive boards. We gave up too many second, third, etc. shot attempts. Some foul trouble and tired legs set in late in the half."
The Lady Vikings (0-12) will play North Valley (6-4) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Siuslaw High School auxiliary gym.
Henley improved to 6-5.
Siuslaw opens Sky-Em League play this coming Friday at Marist.
SIUSLAW 7 5 3 3 — 18
HENLEY 11 4 18 15 — 48
Scoring: Jane Lacouture 4, Haylee Cole 4, Macy McNeill 4, Gracie Perkins 3, Denali Sleeper 2, Rhianna Lane 1.
Rebounding: Rhianna Lane 5, Jane Lacouture 5, Denali Sleeper 3, Mya Smith 3, Macy McNeill 2.
Assists: Jane Lacouture 3, Macy McNeill 1.
Steals: Rhianna Lane 1, Jane Lacouture 1, Mya Smith 1, Gracie Perkins 1, Macy McNeill 1.
Henley 48, Siuslaw 18
Marshfield 50, Phoenix 32
Marshfield 41, Hidden Valley 38
Junction City 64, Klamath Union 33
Marist 39, North Valley 18
Mazama 44, Cottage Grove 23
Elmira vs. Phoenix, canceled
Siuslaw vs. North Valley, 12:30 p.m.
Cottage Grove vs. Henley, 2:15 p.m.
Marist vs. Mazama, 11 a.m.
Junction City vs. Phoenix, 12:30 p.m.
Marshfield vs. Klamath Union, 2:15 p.m.
Junction City vs. Hidden Valley, 4 p.m.
Elmira vs. Henley, canceled