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Vikings lose narrow game to Ketchikan


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Tristan Welton draws a double-team and sets up the assist.

The Petersburg Vikings lost in the 4th quarter to the Ketchikan Kings last Thursday.

The Vikings held the Kings to 27 points and the lead throughout most of the game.

"We started off playing probably some of our best half court defense that we've played all year," Head Coach Rick Brock said. "We were quick to the ball, not letting them get into the spaces they wanted to."

Michael Brock dropped seven points in the first quarter and the squad led the game 22-13 at the half.

Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Colby Bell blocks a King player's layup during last Thursday's game. The Vikings recovered the blocked ball.

"In the third quarter we had a hard time maintaining our intensity level on both ends," Brock said. "That allowed Ketchikan to get on a rhythm on the offensive end."

King players hit a couple of three point shots to close the gap. With one minute to go in the fourth quarter the Kings led by four points.

"We went cold at the wrong time," Brock said. "We struggled putting the ball in the basket."

The Kings scored 22 points during the last quarter, hitting key free throw shots. The Vikings lost 41-49.

Michael Brock scored 15 points. Jared Volk brought in eight points and Colby Bell scored six.

Brock said, despite the loss, he was pleased with the overall performance of his team.

"For the first half we started to put together some of the things we've been concentrating on in practice," Brock said. "That was a good game for us. We're pointed in the right direction."


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