Prescott girls hoops' have tough assignment against unbeaten VikingsPrescott won its first regional championship in 30 years but it means a date with unbeaten Colfax squad in the sectional semifinals.
By: Sean Scallon, Pierce County Herald
Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.
Prescott won its first regional championship in 30 years but it means a date with unbeaten Colfax squad in the sectional semifinals.
The Cardinals will take on the No. 3 ranked and defending sectional champion Vikings, 23-0 overall, this Friday in a WIAA Division 3 Altoona Sectional semifinal contest at Somerset High School. The tip-off is a 7 p.m.
Colfax has team that is everything it can be. The Vikings are big, quick, deep, experienced with well skilled ballplayers.
Colfax can play 12-person rotation and are led in scoring by Courtney Doucette at over 16 points per game and Kasay Laramy at 12.5 points per game. The Vikes' also get significant contributions at both ends of the floor from Sammy Doucette, Jenni Gust, Laura Mau and Adrien Sarauer.
"They can score from anywhere on the floor and they have a lot of players who can score," Prescott head coach Matt Smith said. "What's most impressive about them is how versitile they are and how they can use so many players for various roles of the game."
How can Cardinals match all this? Well certainly they'll need big scoring efforts from players like Kaycee Charette, Brittany Jilk and Alyssa Krings. They will also need significant contributions from their reserves and players like Kallie Krech, Breanna Swan, Chloe Carlson, Kylie Lytle and Katie Simon when it comes to points, rebounds, and defense.
"We play similar styles, although they're more orientated towards offense while we more orientated towards defense," Smith said. "That defensive effort is going to be very important if we're going to win especially when it comes to rebounding and limiting second chance points."
The winner of the Colfax-Prescott contest plays Saturday evening in the sectional finals at Altoona High School against the winner of the others semifinal match-up pitting No. 6 Hurley (23-0) against unranked Fall Creek (18-5). The tip-off will be at 7 p.m. as well.