|
|
|
Morning Sun
  • Vikings earn split with Lancers

  • It didn’t take long to find out which team was the strongest in the Northeast Vikings’ 42-12 victory over the Crest Lancers.



    The Vikings took an early lead and never looked back in the first quarter.

    • email print
  • It didn’t take long to find out which team was the strongest in the Northeast Vikings’ 42-12 victory over the Crest Lancers.
    The Vikings took an early lead and never looked back in the first quarter.
    Kaylee Bogina was the leading scorer at 14 points while Jaycie Polhlopek was not far behind at 10.
    “It was tough because we didn’t really play great but you can’t argue with the scoreboard when you’re winning the way we were winning,” said head coach Scott Post. “I thought we attacked the basket good. We didn’t really play good defense in the first half but overall you have to be happy with it especially since we only had four wins coming in today.”
    A shot off the backboard gave the Vikings a 26-11 lead with 1:30 in the second quarter.
    Another field goal put the Vikings ahead by 17 at the break and there was more to come from the defense in the second half.  
    The Vikings held the Lancers to only a free throw in the entire second half.
    “Even though we only allowed 11 in the first half, I thought we weren’t on the help line,” Post said. “We were following our man alot on the floor so we had a talk at halftime and I told them ‘Hey, that’s not going to work. We’re getting ready to play St. Paul and we’re going to play some of the top teams in our league and we’re going to have to play a lot better defense than that.’ So I challenged them and they rose to the occasion and did a really good job in the second half, played a lot more aggresive.”
    With a comfortable 36-11 lead with 5:47 remaining in the game, the Vikings brought in five substitutes.
    In last week’s tournament at the Tony Dubray Classic, the Vikings went with a smaller lineup, playing only seven to eight players. This time, they were able to get as many players in the game.
    “We’ve been playing with a lot of girls and that was good in the past,” Post said. “But we went back to playing just a few so tonight when we had the opportunity, we got up. It was nice to see some of the other girls play and I thought they do a pretty good job for the most part.”
    A running clock in the fourth quarter ran out the time.
    The Vikings (5-9, 2-1 TRL) will now turn their attention to the St. Paul Indians on Friday.
    Crest boys 60, Northeast 20
    Kyle Hammond’s 29 points was all the Crest Lancers needed in their 40-point victory Tuesday over the defending Three Rivers League champions.
    Page 2 of 2 - The fourth-ranked Lancers (Class 1A — Div. II) set off to a 19-3 lead in the first quarter and spent most of the night keeping the Vikings out of the paint when defending. An outside shot by Northeast’s Drew Mills was one of the few highlights for the Vikings as the Lancers would not back down.
    A jumping save from out of bounds pass by Hammond found the hands of Jordan Morton for an and-one layup and the Lancers were up 39-13 at halftime.
    The Lancers played a discipline game, only getting six team fouls out the entire game.
    The first basket by the Vikings in the second half would not come until 1:53 in the third quarter by Seth Chandler.
    A 3-pointer from halfcourt was made by Hammond as time expired in the third quarter and a running clock in the fourth quarter denied any comeback attempt from the Vikings.
    Mills went on to score seven points for the Vikings and Noah Popejoy had six.
     
      • calendar