La Conner shipwrecks Lady Viking upset bid


December 28, 2016

OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE – The La Conner Lady Braves’ Nakiya Edwards, No. 24, takes the ball right through the Lady Vikings during last week’s game.  – Photo by Don Coyote

In an ebb-and-flow kind of game, it was a late La Conner scoring tsunami that sank the upset-minded Orcas Lady Vikings Wednesday at Landy James Gym.

The hosts went on a 35-12 second half run to break open what had been a close contest at intermission and secure a key 57-32 NW2B hoop triumph.

Freshman Justine Benson scored 14 of her game-high 23 points after halftime to lead La Conner, which improved to 6-1 going into this week’s Port Townsend Invitational Tournament action.

“Justine scored so quickly,” La Conner head coach Scott Novak noted afterward, “that I didn’t realize she en...

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