2018-03-08 / Sports

Swan Valley girls fall in district opener

By Lamont Lenar


Jordan DeLisle, from Swan Valley, fights for a shot against the John Glenn defenders in the Vikings’ district game on Feb. 28. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Jordan DeLisle, from Swan Valley, fights for a shot against the John Glenn defenders in the Vikings’ district game on Feb. 28. Photo by Lamont Lenar The Swan Valley girls’ basketball team lost its district tournament opener to Bay City John Glenn 45-34 on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

John Glenn took control of the game early, scoring 15 in the opening quarter while holding Swan Valley to just three baskets for a 15-6 first quarter lead.

Annabelle Midcalf hit a three pointer for Swan Valley to open the second period. The Bobcats then hit a field goal, followed by another three from Emily Bruska, to get the Vikings within five, 17-12.

John Glenn then went on a seven point run to go up 24-12. Swan Valley came back and closed out the period with five straight points, to make it 24-17 at the half.

The Bobcats split a pair of free throws to open the third, then Swan Valley made a seven point run to get within one, 25-24. The Vikings stayed within a bucket, until John Glenn closed the period with a triple, for a 32-28 lead.


Taylor Sas gets fouled by the John Glenn defender as she drives into the lane in Swan Valley’s district game on Feb. 28. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Taylor Sas gets fouled by the John Glenn defender as she drives into the lane in Swan Valley’s district game on Feb. 28. Photo by Lamont Lenar Swan Valley got back within a field goal, 35-33, with about five minutes to go in the fourth, but then the Bobcats went on a 10-1 point run to close out the game, to take the 45-34 win.

Swan Valley coach Dale Roberts said that after the first quarter, the team started playing the way they wanted to, outscoring the Bobcats 11-9 in the second, and 11-8 in the third, before they were held to just six points in the fourth.

Annabelle Midcalf scored 16 points for the Vikings and Hannah Thiel had eight.



Annabelle Midcalf works in the low post and gets a shot over the John Glenn defender in Swan Valley’s district game on Feb. 28. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Annabelle Midcalf works in the low post and gets a shot over the John Glenn defender in Swan Valley’s district game on Feb. 28. Photo by Lamont Lenar

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