SCHNEIDER HITS FOR 17!

By William

LYONS – A third quarter offensive drought cost the Smoky Valley boys basketball team as they went on the road Tuesday to Lyons and suffered a 19-point, 63-44 loss.

Holding their own in the first half, the Vikings were tied at 13-13 at the end of the first quarter before falling behind by just one point in the second and going into the halftime break trailing 25-24.

Coming out in the third quarter, Smoky Valley was unable to put the ball in the basket and scored just seven points while Lyons planted 22 points on the scoreboard to take a commanding 47-31 advantage heading into the final eight minutes of play. While the Vikings played within three points in the final quarter it was not nibbling away at the lead, giving Lyons the 19-point win.

While the Vikings connected on 50% of their shots in the first half, they only made 30% in the second half while Lyons dropped in 56% of their second half attempts and 52% for the game, giving them a sizable advantage.

Thanks to three three-pointers, Cade Schneider led the Vikings on offense with 17 points as Trey Kennedy was held scoreless. Brandt Heble and Johann Rauchholz each chipped in for seven. Schneider also led the team in rebounds with 5.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS? With the loss to Lyons the Vikings drop to just 4-12 for the season as they now prep for another road trip on Friday when they play at Pratt.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS at Lyons

SCORING:        1          2          3          4          FINAL

VIKINGS           13        11        7          13        = 44

Lyons               13        12        22        16        = 63

TEAM STATS:              VIKINGS           Lyons

Shooting                      16-41 (39%)     24-46 (52%)

3-Pointers                   5-13 (38%)       5-15 (33%)

Free Throws                6-8 (75%)         10-15 (66%)

Rebounds (Off/Def)    19 (3/16)         19 (3/16)

Turnovers                    9                      5

Steals                           3                      10

Blocked Shots              1                      1

Personal Fouls             15                    12

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS (44 total points): Cade Schneider – 17; Johann Rauchholz – 7; Brandt Heble – 7; Matt Lucas – 4; Bruster Bengtson – 2; Karson Pihl – 2; Trey Kennedy – 2; Haven Lysell-Stewart – 2.

Three-Pointers Made (5): Cade Schneider – 3; Johann Rauchholz, Brandt Heble – 1.

Rebound Leaders (Off/Def): Cade Schneider – 5 (3/2); Bruster Bengtson – 4 (0/4).

Leader in Steals: Trey Kennedy, Matt Lucas, Bruster Bengtson – 1.

Leader in Blocked Shots: Matt Lucas – 1.

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