Vikings Fall against
Northridge in the Season Opener
Valparaiso hosted the visiting Northridge Raiders from Middlebury to kick off the 2022-23 season. It was a physical and tough game that saw the Vikings jump out to an early lead, but Northridge fought back to tighten the margin leaving Valpo with a 30-27 lead at halftime. Unfortunately the Vikings could not hold on in the back and forth exchange, and despite having the chance to tie or win with the final possession, the Vikings fell short 53-51.
Mason Jones led in scoring and rebounding going for 26 points and 12 rebounds. Jack Smiley and Derrick Brooks both added 8 points in the loss.
Valpo is back in action next week on the road @ Lowell 12-9-22 and @ Kankakee Valley 12-10-22.
The JV Boys basketball team defeated the Northridge Raiders 48- to 39.
The Vikings were led by the hot shooting of Caden Crowell who had 22 points. Isiah Keene had 7 rebounds and 3 blocks, and Colin Kaleth had 4 assists to go with 8 points and clutch free to ice the game down the stretch.