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Boys basketball win first games of the season


December 26, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Thomas Durkin passes the ball to an open teammate. Tyson Messmer of Wrangell tries to block him.

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team kicked off the season with two wins against Wrangell during homecoming this past weekend.

The Vikings had a sluggish start to the first game of the year. Head Coach Richard Brock said the team made miss-able shots and missed three free throws in a row. Instead of calling a timeout, he let the Vikings figure out their mistakes on their own.

"We have a lot of returning guys that have good varsity experience, so I didn't call a timeout to see if they could make adjustments, and they did," said Brock.

The first quarter ended with the Wrangell Wol...

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