Vikings Dominate with Team Effort vs. Munster

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Valparaiso showcased what a full team effort looks like on Saturday night at home vs. Munster. In front of a large crowd celebrating middle school night the Vikings did not disappoint winning 74-44. 
Munster (13-3) jumped out early in the first quarter and went on a 6-0 run but Valpo stayed the course and tied it at 15 all before a buzzer beater 3 gave the Mustangs a 15-18 lead after 1. Valpo refocused starting in the second and never looked back winning the second quarter 21-5 and took a 36-23 lead into halftime. Breece Walls and Adler Hazlett led the Vikings on a 16-3 run during that second quarter. The third and fourth quarters were all Valpo as we won the third 16-8 and the fourth 22-13 finishing the game with a 30 point victory. 
Overall the victory was a total team effort as we held Munster below 30% from the field all while we knocked down 53% from deep and 83% from the free throw line. Valpo won the rebounding battle 35-14 including 22-3 in the second half. 7 Vikings finished with 3 or more rebounds on the night.

Jack Kuka gave the Vikes a spark off the bench with his energy on the defensive side of the ball including 5 rebounds on the night. Walls had a complete game with 20 points (Career High), 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. Mason Jones added 20 points and Hazlett finished with 10. 

The Valpo Junior Varsity Boys basketball team defeated the Munster Mustangs 47-33 Saturday. The Vikings were led by Dwayne Smith with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Alec Platipodis had 7 points and 7 rebounds and Matt Hofer had 8 points. Justin Clark had 3 assists. The Viking defense was strong holding Munster to .56 Points per Possession. 

Photos from Saturday Night's Wins

This upcoming Wednesday February 9th will be our Senior night! Come out and support our 5 seniors, JV tips at 5:30pm and Varsity to follow.

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