The Gibraltar girls basketball team’s season ended eerily similar to how it began. On Saturday night the Vikings suffered a home loss in the regional final against Hilbert 48-42 on 105.1 WSBW. In the very first game of the season for both teams, Hilbert won 48-40 on Gibraltar’s home floor.
It was 17-17 at the half after Sage Krause hit a three as time expired. The Wolves went on a run about halfway through the second half and built up a double-digit lead. Makaylee Kuhn and the Wolves were too much after that, as the Northern Michigan commit showed why she’s such a good player. What made matters worse for the Vikings was leading scorer Peyton Pluff suffered an apparent leg injury in the second half. She was able to play through it in some stretches and made a three and converted a three-point play in the final minute to cut the lead down to four. Head Coach Josh Kropuenske said in the postgame interview that Pluff hurt her knee, but added it’s not serious.
Kropuenske was very proud of how the season went for his Vikings and how the four seniors on the team played and led for the team for four years. The four seniors on the team are Pluff, Bria Caldecott, Kayla Fallingstad and Gabby Lettie.