Both teams playing for 5th place in the final day of the Sterling invitational saw the Smoky Valley Girls come away with a 41-35 win, but the boys suffer a 2nd last second loss of the tournament 46-47.
In the girls game the Vikings got an early lead on Kingman only to see them rally and take a short lead as the Vikings came back and took a 9-7 lead after 1 quarter. Both teams warmed up in the 2nd quarter but the Vikings still held the lead 20-19. Smoky Valley outscored Kingman 12-9 in the 3rd to lead by 4 after 3 quarters and held on to win with clutch free throws down the stretch to take a 41-35 win. Adrian Hazelwood with 14 and Breanna Priddy with 13 led the Vikings. The Vikings record is now 7-4
In the boys game the Vikings got the early lead 8-4 after 1 quarter but Scott City came roaring back outscoring the Vikings 18-8 in the 2nd quarter to take a 22-16 lead at the half. 3rd quarter the Beavers edge the Vikings by 1 and lead 37-30. They also scored the first 6 points of the 4th quarter to lead 43-30 before the Vikings starter their comeback rally. 2 Vincent Pickering 3’s started the rally. Karson Pihl and Trayton Miller also added baskets. A Kade Blanchat steal and a Lukas Apel basket got the Vikings within 1 with 20 seconds to go. Scott City inbounded the ball and the Vikings got a steal brought the ball into the front court and got a good look 3 from Karson Pihl but it did not go and the Vikings lost 47-46. Haven Lysell led the Vikings with 15. Pihl and Pickering each added 8. The Vikings record is now 4-7 and they travel to Trinity of Hutchinson Tuesday.
- AG News