AMHERST – A 25-point fourth quarter scoring spree wasn’t enough for the Amherst Regional High School Vikings girls to catch the St. Stephen Spartans in the championship game Saturday afternoon at ARHS.
In the end, they lost the 58-50 at the 2018 ARHS Vikings Basketball Senior Girls Invitational Tournament.
“They outscored us 24-6 in the second quarter but we won the last quarter 25-16. We hit a lot of three’s and that brought us back.” said Charlie Chambers, Viking girls coach. “They battled back and they showed a lot of heart and everyone contributed.”
Lauren Furlong led the Vikings with 15 points followed by Olivia Scott with seven points, Kiera Dyke with six, Ceilidh Bennett, Darcy Gould, and Olivia Scott with five points each, Emma Bickerton and Sharon McCrossin with four each, and Jemma Todoschuk and Chloe Stubbert with two points each.
“Our kids worked really hard and I’m really proud of their effort,” said Chambers.
The Oxford Regional Education Centre Golden Bears played the Central Kings Gators in the bronze medal game after losing 73-68 to the Spartans, the eventual champions, in the round-robin.
OREC dominated Central Kings with a 68-28 victory.
Katie Baker led the rout with 16 points, followed by Taylor Mattinson with 10 points, Raylyn Cann with nine, Kelsey White, Mackenzie Mattinson, Jazmine Epton with four each, Ashley Wheaton and Brianna Warwick with three, and Keyonna Stevens with two points.
Chambers thanked the parents, the volunteers, and Donald Furlong and Tantramar Chevrolet for helping make the invitational tournament a success.