Golden Knights Defeat Vikings in Close Battle

Sydney Boardman, Staff Writer

COLLEGEVILLE- December 17, 2018: The Perkiomen Valley High School girls basketball team played a tough game against the Bayard Rustin Golden Knights. In the end the Vikings lost 47-56 but played an interesting and strong game with many amazing plays and baskets.

With fans packed into the gym it was always loud with cheering and excitement. The only quiet moment was during the free throws when fans were wishing luck through magic fingers!

Emma Miley, a Perkiomen Valley freshman guard, responded. “The highlight of the game was in the third and fourth quarter when every single person that stepped onto the court gave it their all and worked together to score points and stop the other team.”

At the end of the first quarter the Vikings were down 9-15. The Vikings were unable to come back from this setback but played strong. At the half the Bayard Rustin’s were winning 28-24. Even after the third quarter when Perk Valley was down 34-41 the girls played a tough game and they didn’t let that stop them. The Vikings ended up losing 47-56 but they didn’t let that ruin their spirits.

Kelly Owens had a high scoring game with 17 points. Following close behind was Emma Miley with 13 points. Katie Hurd and Gabby Marinacci played great offense, but especially they played tremendous defense.

Jen Beattie, another freshman guard for the Vikings is psyched for the season.

“I’m most excited about Methacton and Pottsgrove because they are in the PAC and we are 100% good enough to beat them. We have to play as a team and come together with intensity to beat these two competitive teams”

The girls next game is at Pottsgrove on Thursday, December 20 at 6:45 p.m.