Lady Vikes fall to Marion at FW North Side sectional

Huntington North High School girls' basketball player Kayla Schenkel launches a two-pointer during the Lady Vikings' contest against Marion on Friday, Feb. 13, at the Fort Wayne North Side Sectional Tournament. HNHS lost 52-46.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cold shooting and turnovers ended the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team season as the Lady Vikings lost to Marion in the Fort Wayne North Side sectional on Friday, Feb. 13, 52-46.

The Giants’ pressing defense forced HNHS into 20 turnovers, many of them early, and the Lady Vikes never really found the range on offense, connecting on just 18 of 54 field goal attempts for 33.3 percent for the game. Marion also limited the Lady Vikes’ top offensive threat, Taylor Foley, to just seven shots and 10 points.

Marion, which didn’t exactly sparkle on offense either, hitting only 17 of 43 for 39.5 percent, held slim leads of 13-12 and 27-25 after the first two quarters as the teams traded the lead back and forth several times. The Giants used an 18-7 advantage in the third quarter to build up a 13-point lead heading into the fourth, and although the Lady Vikes got close, Marion was able to hang on.

Kayla Schenkel led HNHS with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Liesl Davenport added eight points.

Foley had 10 rebounds and senior Alyssa Hurlburt added nine as HNHS used a 43-30 rebounding advantage to help keep the game close with second-chance points.

Hurlburt also dished out four assists to lead HNHS in that category.

Katrina Blackmon scored 14 points to lead Marion, which will meet Fort Wayne South Side in the championship contest tonight, Saturday, Feb. 14. Erin Guarneri had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Shayna Wood chipped in with 10 points and seven boards.

South Side squeaked past Jay County, 51-49, to punch its finals ticket.

Of the 15 girls listed on the sectional roster, Coach Kelly Jones loses only Hurlburt and Mariah Town to graduation.

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington North
Mariah Town 0-2 0-0 2-2 2 1 1 4
Liesl Davenport 4-15 0-3 0-0 8 4 1 3
Alyssa Hurlburt 2-10 0-3 1-2 5 9 3 4
Taylor Foley 3-7 0-0 4-5 10 10 0 3
Kayla Schenkel 5-11 0-0 1-3 11 11 1 2
Hayley Bradford 1-4 1-2 0-0 3 4 1 2
Abby Armstrong 1-3 1-2 0-0 3 1 1 1
Tajsha Shrock 2-2 0-0 0-2 4 1 1 1
Maria Santa 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2
Totals 18-54 2-10 8-14 46 43 9 20
Marion
Erin Guarneri 4-8 2-4 2-6 12 10 1 4
Laura Friday 1-5 1-3 2-2 5 3 2 3
Katrina Blackmon 5-10 1-2 3-5 14 2 4 1
Rianne Aguilar 3-6 0-0 2-2 8 3 5 2
Shayna Wood 3-9 0-1 4-5 10 7 0 2
Chelsea Morton 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Kiara Andrews 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
Betsy Schroder 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 2
Dani Gilmer 1-4 0-0 1-4 3 1 0 0
2
Totals 17-43 4-10 14-26 52 30 12 14