Weekend Full of Wins

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The Valparaiso Vikings picked up their 13th win of the season on Saturday night vs. South Bend Washington (11-4) by a score of 64-47. The early tipoff time kicked off with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by the entire crowd and both teams. 
Washington came out ready jumping to a 0-7 lead before the Vikings were able to fight back ending the first quarter down 2 13-15. Derrick Brooks was a spark off the bench in the second quarter giving the Vikes a 28-21 lead heading into halftime. The second half was a game of runs by both teams with Valpo winning the third quarter by 1 and the fourth by 9. 
Mason Jones had the team high in points and rebound with 20 and 10 including 4 offensive rebounds. Blaine Dalton finished with 12 points, Jack Smiley had 9 points, Breece Walls and Brooks had 8 each. 
Valpo shot 12 of 14 from the free throw line, had 11 offensive rebounds, and 17 assists on the night. The win gave Valpo it's 13th win of the season which guarantees the Vikings a winning season. This will be the 61st winning season out of the last 66 season. 
The JV team beat South Bend Washington 42-30. Caden Crowell had 11 points and Justin Clark had 9. Alec Platipodis snagged 7 rebounds.