Vikings Bounce Back to Move to 4-0 in DAC


Your Vikings bounced back on Friday night on the road at Merrillville winning 63-44 and moving to 4-0 in Duneland Athletic Conference action. The win is the 15th win of the season for Valpo. 
Valpo came out ready to go right from the start scoring 16 points in the first and holding the Pirates to just 4 points. The second quarter was much of the same as we won 17-5 taking a 33-9 lead into halftime. The score evened out a little more in the second half with the Vikings finishing out the game with a 19 point victory. 
The Vikings great team defense was the key to victory as they forced Merrillville into 18 turnovers on the night and won the rebounding battle 26-18. Mason Jones led all scorers with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Freshman Jack Smiley finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds, Breece Walls had 8 assists and the Vikings as a team shot 12 of 14 from the free throw line.

The Junior Varsity team lost to Merrillville Friday 57-47. Caden Crowell led the team with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Phil Amones and Alex Carlson had 3 assists. Tyler Verschure and Dwayne Smith each had 7 points. 

Next up is Saturday night when Valpo hosts Munster (13-2) with JV starting at 5:30pm and Varsity to follow. Valpo middle school boys basketball teams will be recognized at halftime of the varsity game.