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Vikings win both nights against Wrangell Wolves

 

Brian O'Connor / Petersburg Pilot

Colby Bell keeps the defensive pressure on a Wrangell Wolf attempting a layup.

The Vikings brought home two wins from last weekend's homecoming games in Wrangell.

Friday night's match was neck and neck as the two teams battled between one or two possessions throughout the night.

"One of the keys for us is to be able to control the tempo on the defensive end," Head Coach Rick Brock said. "We weren't able to do that. Wrangell did a nice job of keeping the pace they way they wanted it and spreading us out."

With 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter Petersburg lost possession of the ball and Wrangell hit a shot, tying the game 45-45.

"We spend time every week on situation drills, last second shot and those types of things," Brock said. "I think that time spent paid off."

Tristan Welton drove the length of the court and scored a layup. Wrangell had enough time to get one more shot off but the Viking defense didn't let the Wolves get a good look at the basket and a last second shot missed.

The Vikings won 47-45.

Welton scored 16 points and Colby Bell scored ten points.

Bell sprained his ankle during the game, taking him out of Saturday night's contest.

"I felt we needed to make a few adjustments on our defensive end," Brock said. "We had a good first quarter with an early lead of 16-3."

Brian O'Connor / Petersburg Pilot

Senior Tristan Welton drives to the hoop.

Junior Kayin McCay and Freshman Jesse Lantiegne stepped up in Bell's absence, dominating the boards and around the basket.

The Vikings lead the Wolves 27-9 at the half.

"We never really relinquished control of the game," Brock said.

Despite the Wolves full court press against the Vikings in the second half the Vikings took the game 49-32.

"We had five guys contributing on the offensive end and defensively," Brock said.

Michael Brock and Lantiegne both scored 11 points. Kayin McCay put ten points on the board and Jared Volk scored seven points.

The Vikings are off this weekend but face Mt. Edgecumbe in Petersburg next weekend.

The Junior Varsity team won its games by wide margins. It won 64-35 Friday night and 40-20 Saturday night.

 

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