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By Ben Muir 

Boys basketball loses two against Metlakatla


December 21, 2017

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg's Dale Strong drives to the basket against Metlakatla on Friday.

Petersburg High School boys basketball lost two games against Metlakatla last weekend, an outcome that underscored the Vikings' effort but punctuated its youth, the coach said.

In Friday's game -- last year's 2A state championship matchup -- the Vikings jumped out to a 28-27 lead at the end of the half. Petersburg senior Mark Neidiffer led the way in scoring with 13 points in the first quarter and three in the second. He finished with 21.

The start of the third quarter saw Metlakatla go on a scoring run that forced a timeout by Vikings coach Rick Brock.

"With a young team, you don't real...

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