Plattsburgh The Moriah Vikings got off to a rapid start with a 17-1 first quarter lead in the Section 7 Class D Championship game against Elizabethtown Friday evening at the Plattsburgh State Field House.
Vikings Lauren Cross scored a team high 14 points, including four three pointers to help push the Vikings past the Lions and remain unbeaten on the year.
Madison Stahl added eleven points and Sarah Slattery 9 for the Vikings, Slattery also grabed 14 boards.
Lily Whalen led the lions with 13 points including four free throws.
The Lions got within 12 at one point in the second quarter. Moriah then pulled away to as much as 23 points.
The game was out of reach at 44-26, with 2:31 left in the fourth quarter the lions coach Don Ratliff pulled his starters, puting his bench in for the remainder of the game. Vikings Coach Erica Slattery soon followed.
Lions Coach Ratliff commented after they game saying,
“The better team won tonight, we got down in the first quarter and were never able to climb back because of it. We tried to press but the Vikings were just too fast.”
Vikings Coach Slattery said she’s very proud of her team and that hard work does pay off.
“Our girls played tight on the defensive end and drove the ball to the hoop on offense, that was the difference in the game.”
The final score of the game was 46 -26.
The Vikings will advance to the Section 2 Championship game Wednesday, March 5th at 6 Pm in the Plattsburgh State Filedhouse against the winner of Fort Edward and Fort Ann.