Exploding Whale Sports
June 12, 2021, 11:14pm
Siuslaw Vikings basketball Senior Night will offer something unique Thursday against visiting Cottage Grove — the nine athletes to be honored should have diplomas.
The Lady Vikings have three seniors — Brea Blankenship, Gracie Freudenthal and Lizbeth Garcia — and the boys six. All graduated Friday.
Seniors on the boys team include Jacob Foskett, Clay Kramer and Tyrone Krohn, Skyler Loomis, Skyler Mattson and Liam McClellan.
Senior Night was scheduled for Friday against Bandon, but those are now day games, the girls at 1:30 p.m. and the boys to follow, Siuslaw athletic director Chris Johnson announced Saturday.
Now Senior Night is Thursday, the girls' game at 5:45 p.m., the boys to folow.
Friday won't be any easy night for the Vikings, who will take on AA power Bandon. The Bandon boys are 9-1, including a 17-point win over North Bend, and the Bandon girls are 10-0, with a 9-0 league record and a nonleague win over North Bend, 41-34.
The final week of a challenging season for both Vikings teams will include two Sky-Em League games, Tuesday at Junction City and Thursday at home against Cottage Grove.
The Lady Vikings lost at Cottage Grove, 55-20, in the first half of league play. Siuslaw's home game against Junction City was postponed, rescheduled for this coming Wednesday, then canceled.
The Vikings boys lost at home to Junction City, 49-35, in the first half of league play, while posting a 53-46 win at Cottage Grove.
The Lady Vikings are 2-6 overall and 2-5 in league. They had a season-high point total Thursday in beating Elmira, 46-14, behind Gracie Freudenthal's 22 points and 10 rebounds and Brea Blankenship's 17 points and 10 steals.
The Siuslaw boys are 7-4 overall and 4-4 in league. The Vikings beat Elmira on Thursday, 66-41, with Liam McClellan and junior Izacc Mattson scoring 14 points each and junior Braydon Thornton 11.
Junction City's boys lead the Sky-Em League with a 7-1 record, 11-1 overall. The Tigers lost Tuesday at home to Marist, 57-46.
Marshfield is second place at 6-2 and 8-3, Marist third at 5-3 and 7-3, Siuslaw fourth at 4-4 and 7-4, Cottage Grove fifth at 2-6 and 2-8 and Elmira sixth at 0-8 and 0-11.
Cottage Grove's girls lead the Sky-Em League with a 6-1 recored, 7-3 overall. Marist Catholic is second at 5-2 and 5-2 and Marshfield third at 5-5. Junction City is 2-2 and 4-3, Siuslaw 2-5 and 2-6 and Elmira 0-6 and 0-9.