|2/19/2021 11:55:00 AM|
Carlson scores 1,000th point as
Vikes split their two games last week
It was a bittersweet night for Kate Carlson on Monday, February 8 against the Becker Bulldogs.
On one hand, the Vikings fell 96-21 to the Class AAA defending state champions and powerhouse Becker, but on the other hand, she became just the 10th girl in North Branch girls basketball history to score 1,000 career points.
With the game out of hand early, it allowed North Branch Head Coach Alison Trampe to at least properly acknowledge Carlson’s achievement. “Kate has done so much for our program and is so deserving of reaching this milestone,” Trampe said. “She is an outstanding leader, the ultimate teammate and just an amazing kid. We are so proud of her!”
Carlson led the girls against Becker, scoring 13 points. Maddie Helin added nine points and nine rebounds.
North Branch 73, Brooklyn Center 41
The girls at least got to be on the other side of coin against Brooklyn Center on Thursday, February 11.
They started out a little slow against the Centaurs but turned it on late in the first half to take a 10 point lead and then ran away with the game in the second half, outscoring BC 38-16.
Carlson was again in the spotlight as she had a triple double, with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
A benefactor to many of those assists was Helin, who scored a game-high 22 points to go along with nine rebounds.
Ella Kuhlman added 16 points and Chloe Lattimore chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
“After a slow start we picked up the intensity on defense and that got us going,” Trampe said. “We had a lot of players contribute and it was a great team win!”
At the halfway point of their season, the Vikings are 2-7, but have battled in some close games. They travelled to Hinckley-Finlayson earlier this week to take on the Jaguars before hosting the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets on Thursday, February 18 at home at 7 p.m.