Moriah, the 2012 Section VII Class C Champion, rallied in the fourth quarter of this year’s Section VII Class D semi-final game to beat the Indian Lake / Long Lake Lady Orange and advance to the championship game.
Classification is based on enrollment, and due to fewer students this year than last Moriah moved down to Class D for the 2012-2013 season.
Moriah got off to a strong start, leading 12-8 after the opening eight minutes of play. The Lady Orange weren’t ready to concede and outscored the Vikings 14-5 in the second quarter to take a 22-17 lead at the half.
The two teams played fairly evenly in the third quarter with IL/LL narrowly outscoring Moriah 5-4 to hold a 27-21 lead. In the final quarter, Moriah chipped away at its deficit and took a one-point lead with just over four minutes remaining in the game. IL/LL couldn’t regain the lead and suffered the 34-30 loss.
Abby Darling and Shannon Farrell paced the Orange offense with nine points each.
Indian Lake finished the season with a 17-3 record.
Moriah: L. Pelkey 2-1-6, Sprague 0-4-4, Stahl 2-1-6, Wykes 0-0-0, C. Pelkey 1-0-3, Slattery 3-2-8, Snyder 1-0-2, Cross 1-2-5. Totals: 10-10-34.
IL/LL: Farrell 4-1-9, Darling 4-1-9, Bain 1-4-6, Hinckley 0-1-1, Smith 0-5-5, Hamden 0-0-0, King 0-0-0. Totals: 9-12-30.
Moriah 12 5 4 13 - 34
IL/LL 8 14 5 3 - 30
3-point goals: Moriah (4) L. Pelkey, Stahl, C. Pelkey, Cross.