The Sterling Blackbears started off the game hot and didn’t ever look back in defeating the Smoky Valley Vikings by the score of 57-35.
Leading 32-13 at the half the Blackbears outscored the Vikings 19-9 in the 3rd.
Facing a running clock the Vikings did outscore Sterling 14-6 in the 4th.
Trey Kennedy led the Vikings with 7.
Wilson for Sterling had a double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Vikings will turn around and play Russell in 2nd round action Tuesday afternoon.