Vikings basketball finishes 1-1 against Ketchikan
The boys Viking basketball squad came home with a win from last weekend’s series against Ketchikan.
They beat Ketchikan 58-46 on Friday night and lost a close game Saturday 46-55.
The games were the Vikings first this season and head coach Rick Brock is happy with his team so far.
“It was a great way to start the season,” Brock said. “Anytime you can go on the road and come away with a win is a success.”
The Vikings led Friday’s game by ten points at the half. Ketchikan came back and played a strong second half but the Petersburg team was able to hold out.
“Kayin McCay played very aggressively in the second half,” Brock said. “It was a big spark for us. We had great balance scoring. You can’t ask for a better contribution from the team as a group.”
Brock said Ketchikan made adjustments on Saturday and shot better overall. The Vikings never let Ketchikan pull too far ahead though but got into foul trouble in the 4th quarter. Ketchikan nailed its free throws and won by 12 points.
“We were able to respond each time and reel them back in and get in-between one or two possessions,” Brock said. “Even though they played better we kept responding.”
Brock said the team played together over the summer on breaks from seine openings and did some extra work in the weight room.
“It’s nice to see all that hard work,” Brock said. “It’s just the first series of the year but we can definitely see a marked improvement from last season.”