On Thursday night, the Vikings traveled to Edmonton to play the King’s Eagles. The Vikings started off the game well by winning the first two quarters. Heading into the halftime break, the Vikings were leading 31 – 24. The Eagles battled back in the second frame to score 39 points and win 63 – 59. Outstanding defense and running offense effectively kept the Vikings in the game. Genna Flinkman played well with four assists, two rebounds, good defense and great vocal leadership for the Vikings. Jamie Sparrow had four steals, 16 points, and went four for four from behind the arc. Amy Tweedie was the player of the game for the Vikings with nine boards and 14 points. Jessie Hameister-Ries contributed eight points to the Vikings’ cause. Madelaine Merkel had no turnovers and played great defense on All-Canadian Maia deKlerk.
On Saturday night, the Eagles responded in the Vikings’ gym. The Eagles improved on Thursday night’s performance both defensively and on the glass. I.d. apparel player of the game Natasha Nagy had a strong showing by gathering 14 points on four for six shooting from the three-point line. She also grabbed five rebounds. Amy Tweedie contributed seven rebounds and 10 points for the Vikings. Karla Binder had three rebounds, four assists and eight points in the second half. The final score favored the Eagles 77-53. Look to catch the Vikings this Sunday for an exhibition game versus Keyano College at 1:00 PM.