It was an emotional week for the Lady Honker’s basketball team. Having to deal with transitions due to a player being out of post-season play because of an automobile accident, the Lady Honkers had a stressful week of post season play.
On Wed., Feb. 19 the Honkers traveled to Medford to take on St. Mary’s to battle for the top seed out of the Southern Cascade League conference to the state playoffs and lost.
Despite their loss the Lady Honkers will partake in the state playoffs as the No. 2 seed out of the conference.
“We struggled,” commented head Coach Brandi Harris. “It was a hard week, we mentally defeated ourselves.”
St. Mary’s sportsmanship was very well received, Harris said the team was very thoughtful and even brought a card for the injured player.
“I have to give them respect,” commented Harris, “they were great.”
Amanda Arcularius led the Honkers on Wednesday, with 11 points for Lakeview, the only player for Lakeview with double figures.
Last week the Southern Cascade League determined their awards for All League. Defensive Player of the League went to Delaney Hall.
First team all conference winners were Hall and Arcularius. Tori Crumrine and Carley Cahill received second team all conference honors, and Rachel Leal got Honorable Mention.
To prepare for the state playoffs Harris said they are trying to polish their game, and to work on where they fully need to be mentally.
“Some of the other teams are already ready for their next season.” She said, however her team is “on fire as I’ve never seen them, their drive is still there and they are ready to keep going”.
The Lady Honkers will host the first game of their state playoff on Friday, Feb. 28, against the Corbett Cardinals.