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Vikings pick up a DAC win at home

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Valparaiso hosted DAC foe Merrillville in an exciting game on Friday night, winning 81-77. 

Valpo jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter 24-17. From there things continued to progress in the back-and-forth contest. Merrillville showed great resolve by cutting the Valpo lead throughout the night with their incredible 3 point shooting. After halftime the Valpo lead would slowly evaporate, but the Vikings held firm and made enough plays down the stretch to seal the victory.

The Vikings were lead by dual 27 point efforts by both Mason Jones and Jack Smiley. Derrick Brooks added 11 points as well.

The Boys JV Basketball team defeated the Merrillville Pirates Friday 61-41. Trent Kimes led the way with 13 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Julian Stokes and and Isaiah Keene added 10 and 8 points respectively while both grabbing 4 rebounds. Alec Platipodis had 5 points and 7 boards. 

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