- GIRLS BASKETBALL: Vikings Pressure Stymies Elkhorn
By Jeff Motz
WAVERLY---Waverly wasted no time throwing out a full court press and took advantage of turnovers from Elkhorn Friday night.
The Vikings also utilized a 2-3 zone and kept a double digit lead the rest of the game to earn a 63-44 victory over the Antlers at Waverly High School.
Neither team could score within the first two minutes of the game, until Elkhorn got a free throw from Alicia Mountain. Then Waverly (1-1) went on a 13-0 run sparked by Sam Hart's three pointer and helped by three field goals from sophomore forward Ashley Cook. The Vikings led 17-5 in the first quarter and led 30-14 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.
Waverly's 6-2 senior center and Nebraska volleyball recruit Olivia Boender overcame a slow start to score 10 of her team leading 14 points in the second half. Cook added 11 points while Mikenzie Delgado finished with 10 points for the Vikings.
Elkhorn (0-1) got a game-high 19 points from Mountain, who helped the Antlers get as close as 12 points in the second half.