Women’s Basketball opens up CCIW play

For the first time this season, the Vikings Women’s basketball team took on fellow CCIW opponents in Elmhurst and Carthage. The back to back road games resulted in one win and one loss bringing their record to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in CCIW play
The Vikings grabbed their first CCIW victory of the season by a score of 66-63 against the Elmhurst Blue Jays. They were lifted to victory after Junior Clare Cramer hit a three pointer with just a second remaining in the ball game. This last second three pointer came during the fourth quarter. During that fourth quarter, there were six different ties and five different lead changes.
Offensively, the Vikings were led by junior, Izzy Anderson, who dropped 18 points that night. The Vikings also had three other players break double digits on the night. Freshman, Justice Edell, had 11 points. Senior, Victoria Allen, and junior, Clare Kramer, both had 10 points.
The performance shouldn’t come as a surprise for Anderson. As she holds a 16.7 scoring average for the season. Along with being the teams leading scorer, Anderson has became a strong leader on the floor for the Vikings.
“Izzy Anderson is a constant leader on the floor by playing hard and showing tremendous toughness and poise in big situations,” said head coach, Mark Beinborn.
After starting off 1-0 in CCIW play, the Vikings were challenged with going up to Kenosha to play the lady redmen on Saturday night. The Vikings fell by a score of 74-67. They come back from a 15 point second half deficit, but were still unable to close the gap completely.
The Vikings were again led by Anderson in scoring as she had 17 points, but a rough third quarter for the Vikings proved to be insurmountable to over come in the long run. The Vikings struggled in the shooting department all night shooting just .279.
After starting the season 1-0 in the CCIW, Coach Beinborn was adamant that there will never a night off during CCIW play.
“We must bring our best effort every night, sustain that effort, and focus throughout the entire game,” Beinborn said.