2018-02-08 / Sports

Charger girls take down Frankenmuth, 43-30

By Lamont Lenar


Kelsey Vittitow gets out and scores on a fast break for Valley Lutheran in its 43-30 win over Frankenmuth on Feb. 2. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Kelsey Vittitow gets out and scores on a fast break for Valley Lutheran in its 43-30 win over Frankenmuth on Feb. 2. Photo by Lamont Lenar The Valley Lutheran girls’ basketball team took on Frankenmuth on Friday, Feb. 2, with the Chargers taking the 43-30 win.

The opening half was a defensive match, with Valley Lutheran holding the Eagles to just two baskets in the first quarter.

The Chargers scored the first two baskets of the night plus a foul shot to take a 5-0 lead and stayed ahead the whole game, with Valley holding an 8-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

In the second, the Chargers again held Frankenmuth to just two field goals, with two free throws. The Eagles only scored six points in the period, with Valley Lutheran holding a 15-11 advantage at the half.

In the third quarter, Frankenmuth was held to six points, scoring on a bucket, three pointer and a free throw, with Valley Lutheran scoring 10 in the period for a 25-17 lead.


Miranda Ayala drives and splits the Frankenmuth defenders to score for Valley Lutheran in the Feb. 2 matchup. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Miranda Ayala drives and splits the Frankenmuth defenders to score for Valley Lutheran in the Feb. 2 matchup. Photo by Lamont Lenar The Eagles trimmed the Chargers’ lead down to six points with a 7-5 scoring advantage early in the fourth, but then Valley Lutheran closed out the game with a 13-6 run for the 43-30 win.

Valley Lutheran coach Bill Dijack said “We played anther defensive game tonight.” The Chargers have held teams to under 40 points in 10 of it 12 wins this season.

Coach Dijack stated that the players know what kind of game they need to play. When Frankenmuth made a late rune said the team came through at the right time.

“We’re determined,” Dijack said. “The players have a way of picking each other up.”

Katie Engelhardt led the Chargers with 17 points, with Miranda Ayala scoring 11.



Katie Engelhardt battles for a basket in Valley Lutheran’s win over Frankenmuth on Feb. 2. Englehardt led the Chargers with 17 points. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Katie Engelhardt battles for a basket in Valley Lutheran’s win over Frankenmuth on Feb. 2. Englehardt led the Chargers with 17 points. Photo by Lamont Lenar

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