Valpo Earns Victory Over #2 Ranked 1A Gary 21st Century


In a much anticipated battle in the the Region between two of the areas top teams Valpo came out with the victory 71-55 over Gary 21st Century. The Vikings continued to shine in the opening quarter as they have done each game to start this season, winning 17-7 after the first 8 minutes. A balanced scoring attack was produced with 3 guys scoring in double digits, Mason Jones 19 points and 12 rebounds, Blaine Dalton 17 points including 3 for 3 from behind the arc, and Adler Hazlett with 10 points. Breece Walls finished the game with 8 points and 9 assists.
Defensively a strong team effort led by great guard play holding Gary 21st to 55 points which is 23 points below their 78 ppg average. The Vikings also forced 19 turnovers throughout the night. Connor McCall and Jack Kuka played huge minutes holding the 6'10" post to 8 points and 4 rebounds.

The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Gary 21st Century 45-22 on Tuesday night. The Vikings were led by Matt Hofer's 10 points, Alec Platipodis's 14 boards, and Jaden Adams's 6 assists. 

Next up for the Vikings is a home game on Saturday night as Elkhart travels to town. JV is scheduled to start at 5:00pm and Varsity to follow at 6:30pm.

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