By the first quarter, the Viking boys had Twin Valley on the ropes with a score of 20-2. Twin Valley tried to play catch-up in the second quarter, scoring 12 points, but they couldn't get out ahead of the Vikings, who scored almost double what Twin Valley did in the second quarter.
Willapa Valley's excellent ability to rebound and then fast break kept them ahead in this game, though they had some trouble transitioning from the football season. Willapa Valley was having some difficulty with "their defensive stance, and rotation," said head coach Jay Pearson.
Despite the difficulty with fouls, the Vikings were able to hold it together through the third quarter, bringing the score to 59-27. The Vikings secured a win after the fourth quarter, the score: 77-37. 19 of the 77 points made were free throw points, out of 26 free throw attempts. Out of the total free throws, the Vikings shot for 73%.
The leading scorer for the Vikings was Kyler Oblad with 17 points and 4 rebounds, Chase Flemetis coming in close behind his comrade with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Third up, a "pleasant surprise" to the coach, Brendyn Graves came off of the bench to score 7 points and 8 rebounds.
You can come watch the Vikings play against Naselle on Saturday, December 12 at 7 pm at the Naselle gym.