Vinton County Vikings Seek Revenge On Alexander Spartans< < Back to
The Vinton County Vikings were at home looking for revenge against the Alexander Spartans, after they handed them their only loss of the season earlier in the regular season. The Vikings came out determined to prove the earlier loss was nothing but a fluke and they did just that, winning 70-45.
Recently, total team efforts have led the Vikings to wins, with no one player dominating the stat sheet. It was a team effort tonight, but Derick Jones stood out above the rest and dominated for the first half of the game when the Vikings needed him the most.
Jones opened the game by scoring all 11 first quarters for Vinton County as they would only lead Alexander by one point at the end of the first quarter. Chace Harris and Luke Kish were hot early for Alexander were trying to match Jones for the first half of the game. Jones would do all of his damage in the first half, as he’d finish the half, and game, with 18 points.
The second half quickly tilted the tide in the Vikings favors as shots just did not seem to be falling for Kish and the Spartan offense. Whenever Vinton County would sub in Caleb Montgomery he would immediately lock down whatever Spartan came at him. Jones would also step up on defense too, as the entire Vikings team did in limiting the Spartans to only 45 points.
After three, the score 52-33 in favor Vikings and it was clear that this game was going to end in favor of the maroon and white, as Tristan Bartoe would slowly pick up his scoring and seemingly get every board he went up for. Bartoe would finish with 15 points and nine boards for the Viking cause. For the Spartans, their top performances came from Chace Harris and Luke Kish. Harris would finish with 21 points while Kish would chip in with 11.
Vinton County improved to 18-1 and will play at Logan tomorrow, Feb. 11. The loss drops Alexander to 10-11, their last game of the regular season is Tues, Feb. 14 against Southeastern.