On Tuesday, February 14, the varsity boys’ basketball team hosted the Saugatuck Indians and honored this year’s seniors before the game as part of Senior Night. The boys would go on to suffer a loss of 39-48.
A big factor in the Vikings’ loss was their play in the first half. They went into the locker room at halftime losing 18-28 while gathering only 6 rebounds the entire first half compared to the Indians 15. The Vikings also struggled to get anything going offensively in the first half, shooting 1-6 from beyond the three-point line and 3-8 from the free-throw line. The Vikings only had 6 assists the entire game, while being outrebounded 23-21 and turning the ball over 14 times in the game.
“Their (Saugatuck’s) effort and intensity exceeded ours. It’s that simple,” said junior captain Andrew Johnson. “We started the game slow and they beat us in the first half. We made a couple surges to try to get back into the game but we weren’t consistent enough to get within striking distance,” he added.
Leading the scoring for the Vikings was sophomore David Watkins with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Johnson had 11 points, Charles Cox had 9 points and 9 rebounds, and Tim Howard chipped in with 5 points.