The VHS girls varsity team traveled to Seward for a tournament this past weekend. Last Thursday the Lady Bucs competed in their first game against the home town Seahawks. Valdez won easily by a score of 63-39 to advance in the tournament. They were led to victory by junior Bobbi Mott who scored 30 points on 10-18 shooting, tallied 13 rebounds, grabbed 5 steals and got 3 blocks. Sophomore Jade Watts also had a standout game with 4 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists on only 2 turnovers and 7 steals.
On Friday, the Lady Bucs played the Delta Huskies. Valdez scored double digits in every quarter of the game to cruise to a 48-23 victory. The Lady Bucs did a good job as team getting to the free throw line, and converted 17 of their 25 attempts. Mott led the team in scoring and rebounding with 26 points and 17 rebounds.
In the championship game the Lady Bucs competed against the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves. The Braves defense caused numerous problems for the Lady Bucs throughout the game. At the end of the first quarter the score was 18-9 with Mt. Edgecumbe leading. Valdez just couldn’t seem to get into a rhythm offensively shooting 8-28 for the game. The Buccaneers lost to Mt. Edgecumbe 57-21. On a brighter note, junior Makenzi Mott of Valdez scored the 1,000th point of her high school career. There will be a small ceremony during the Elks Tournament on Thursday before the girls varsity game to acknowledge Mott’s accomplishment.
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