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Valparaiso wins at Crown Point
The Vikings picked up a crucial DAC victory at Crown Point this past weekend. The game was tightly-contested, featuring some highlight plays from both teams as they traded baskets throughout the night. In the end, the Vikings prevailed in overtime, 78-73.
In front of raucous crowd, Valparaiso jumped out to an early lead, but Crown Point came storming back to tie things up at the end of one quarter of play. The Vikings pushed the lead heading into the half 37-29. Crown Point then made a run of their own on some wild three point shots. The Vikings showed great resolve to fight back into the game and knock down the game-tying free throws to force overtime. In overtime Valparaiso got some great defensive stops and scored a few key baskets to win it in the end.
Leading Valparaiso in the contest was both Jack Smiley and Mason Jones with matching 26-point 6-assist games each. Derrick Brooks added 12 points and Connor McCall chipped in 8 points.
The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team lost to Crown Point 44-45. Isiah Keene had 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Trent Kimes added 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Next up on Friday Feb. 17th, the Vikings host Chesterton in our final DAC matchup of the season with JV starting at 5:30pm and Varsity following at 7:00pm.
*Special thanks to valpolife.com for capturing images of the game*
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