By Staff

            STERLING – On Friday, the Smoky Valley girls had a chance to end their run at the Sterling Invitational on a positive note and they did just that by coming from behind to score a three-point, 52-49 win over Kingman to finish fifth at the tournament.

            By going 2-1 at Sterling, Smoky Valley is now 6-5 for the season as they prep to play host to Hutchinson Trinity on Tuesday before traveling to Clay Center on Friday.

            The Lady Vikings held a seven-point, 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter before Kingman outscored them 19-9 in the second quarter to take a three-point lead into the halftime break. Kingman still held a slim three-point advantage at 37-34 after three quarters when Smoky Valley outscored Kingman by five in the fourth to earn the final three-point victory.

            Tinley Scott had a big night for the Lady Vikings in leading the team in scoring with 21 points while Adrian Hazelwood finished with 14.

            Hazelwood earned a couple of individual honors in the tournament as she won the girls three-point contest while also being named to the all-tournament team.

SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS vs. Kingman at Sterling Invitational

SCORING: LADY VIKINGS > 14-9-10-18 = 52; Kingman > 9-19-10-12 = 49.

LADY VIKING SCORING > Tinley Scott – 21; Adrian Hazelwood – 14; Katja Blanchat – 6; Breanne Peters – 3; Eva Malm – 3; Sophia Fruits – 3; Trista Spitler – 2.  3-Pointers Made > Scott, Malm – 1.

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