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Vikings pick up DAC win
Valparaiso picked up an overtime DAC win against the visiting Lake Central Indians, 68-63.
In the rollercoaster contest, Valpo came out strong in the first quarter leading 15-11. Lake Central pushed back and took a 29-26 lead heading into the half. Things continued to trend in the right direction for the Vikings in the 3rd quarter, but Lake Central responded by making some tough plays through the 4th to tie things up as the game headed into overtime.
Valparaiso was able to command the overtime session as Jack Smiley buried Lake Central with some clutch baskets as the Vikings held on to win at home.
Leading the Vikings were Jack Smiley with 21 points and 4 rebounds, Mason Jones added 20 points and 7 rebounds on the night.
The Valparaiso Boys Junior Varsity basketball team defeated the Lake Central Indians 43-36. Isaiah Keene led a balanced scoring attack with 9 points and also had 5 rebounds. Alec Platipodis had 7 points, 5 rebounds and several deflections to lead the defensive effort. Kj Avery had 6 point and 3 assists.
Valpo continues Saturday night at home vs. Warsaw High School with JV starting at 4:00pm CST. and Varsity to follow.
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