Vikings girls win at South Ridge, boys and girls face Cromell tonight

Fifteen points by Kaitlynn Lynnell and 14 by Teresa Morrin led the Cook County Viking girls’ basketball team to a 51-47 victory last night at South Ridge.

The 4-6 Vikings host the Cromwell Cardinals at 4:45 PM, Friday (today). The boys’ team will tip off their game with Cromwell at 6:30.

Norman Moe and Dick Dorr will be on hand to bring you the play-by-play on WTIP starting around 4:30 with the pre-game discussion. The games also will be videostreamed on www.wtip.org and www.boreal.org.

Last night at South Ridge’s home court in Culver, the Vikings held a 26-25 halftime lead before being outscored by the Panthers 27-25 in the second. The first half margin gave Cook County what the Vikes needed to take the win.

Other scorers for Cook County were Breana Peterson with eight points while Lily Gruber Schulz and Essence Haines hit six each. Leah Utities rounded out the Viking scoring with two.

Leading the Panthers in double figures were Mikayla Olesiak with 18 and Krystal Karppinen with 10. Olesiak nailed three three-point baskets and Karppinen had two.