Injuries and illness plagued the Seahawks girls varsity basketball team last week.
Hosting King Cove and traveling to Nikiski and Kenai over the weekend, resulted in a trio of losses for the Seahawks. Seward entered the contests with players battling injuries and illnesses, which didn’t help when going up against some of the top schools in the division.
While hosting King Cove, the Seahawks looked to the underclassman to step up while some of the upperclassmen were limited due to illness.
“We had a couple of girls we couldn’t talk out of not playing.” Head Coach Curtis Berry said. “It was definitely draining for them.”
The Seahawks underclassman showed spunk in the King Cove matchup, scoring around their average points per game in the 77–35 loss.
Sophomore Katelyn Lemme showed her endurance during the matchups. Lemme took a few hard hits early in the week against King Cove on top of nursing a shoulder injury she received during volleyball season.
“I still feel some minor pain,” Lemme said. “But I take care of it by icing it every night and taping it up so I can play through it.”
Another young player that stepped up was sophomore Anavey Ambrosiani. Ambrosiani scored a season-high 13 points for the Seahawks and was the only player to score double digits.
Rounding out the scoring for the Seahawks was sophomore Sequoia Sieverts with seven points, junior Shelly Sewell with six, senior Ashley Jackson with five and freshman Hannah Schilling with four.
“I think we toughed it out and we ran some good plays tonight,” Schilling said. “I think we’ve grown a lot since the beginning of the season, and we’ve been starting to come together as a team.”
On the road, the Seahawks still could not find the right offensive groove, and lost to Nikiski 66–20 and Kenai 47–10.
“All these teams are state-bound teams.” Berry said. “Our girls do all we ask of them, and I feel good that they come out and compete and continue to come out and get better.”
The Seahawks host Kenai this Saturday at 6 p.m.