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It was a double-header in McArthur tonight as both the girls and the boys played Maysville. However, that is where the similarities between the two teams end. For one a huge victory and  for the other, a tough defeat.

The Lady Vikings were first up tonight, and at the beginning it appeared that they were going to give a tough 10-4 Maysville team all they could handle. Then seemingly out of nowhere, Maysville was up by 10 and the lead just continued to grow from there. The Lady Vikings press that had been working on all cylinders in their last game against River Valley was broken down by the quick, crisp passes of Maysville. By the end of the game, Maysville walked away with an easy 80-55 victory.

The main catalyst for the Lady Panthers offense was Macie Jarrett. After a slow startshe got her and her teams offense running at full force as she scored 21 points and dished out a few assists as well. Kassidy Rock was also solid down low for Maysville as well grabbing six offenses rebounds to keep possessions alive for her team.

A huge problem for the Lady Vikings tonight was turnovers as they coughed the ball up 21 times. The team did however have one bright spot in Cassie Bentley who scored 22 points.

On the other side the boys of Vinton County had just six turnovers, of those turnovers only two came from starters. The opposite of turnovers is assists of which the Vikings had 20 tonight and when you can move the ball like that you score. They had no problem doing that as they were able to secure an impressive 88-64 victory over Maysville.

If tonight’s game was a circus, then Tristan Bartoe was the ring master, having arguably his best game of the season with 30 points, five rebounds, eight assists and six steals. There was no stopping him tonight as he continually dominated on both ends of the floor. Every Ringmaster needs his acts though, and so Derick Jones and Nalen Yates were there to captivate the crowd with 15 points and 25 points respectfully. From start to finish this game was all Vikings and it has been that way pretty much all year. The Vikings now sit at 12-0 and face Alexander on the Jan. 20. The girls will face Nelsonville-York on Jan. 19.