LYNDONVILLE— Following a record season, the Lyndon Institute girl’s basketball team is preparing for round two of the Vermont Division II High School Basketball playoffs. The Lady Vikings capped off their season with a 17-3 record, and then opened up the playoffs with a victory against Woodstock.
“Our defense was pretty strong and we forced a couple turnovers the other night,” Head coach Eric Berry said on LI’s playoff victory. “We looked pretty sharp at times offensively as well, and we moved the ball well and got a lot of clean looks.”
Lyndon Institute is now looking ahead and prepping for their second playoff matchup tonight against BFA Fairfax. BFA fished the season as the seventh seed in the conference, and have a size advantage over Berry’s Vikings.
“They are very big across the board,” Berry said. “Length is a concern to us.”
In order to come out on top, Berry feels that the Lady Vikings need to stick to their game plan which is to come out shooting. The girls will rely on a scramble man defense, making an effort to force the ball carrier to make mistakes. However, a team can’t win if it doesn’t score.
“We’re going to have to go in attack mode,” Berry said. “We’re going to do what we’ve been doing all year.”
With a win tonight, Lyndon Institute will advance to play the winner of the Fair Haven Union High School and Mt. Abraham Union matchup.