LOSE TO HILLSBORO, BEAT LARNED

By William

It was a tale of two games this week for the Smoky Valley boys as they went on the road Tuesday and kept close to Hillsboro for a bit before getting beat 57-35 and then returned to the home court on Friday and scored a come from behind 55-45 win over Larned.

The Vikings are now 5-9 for the year and look to get a couple of wins next week when they host Lyons on Tuesday before going on the road Friday to play Nickerson.

Here are the game summaries for the Viking battles with Hillsboro and Larned:

VIKINGS OUT DUELED BY HILLSBORO

After powering out to a seven-point, 15-8 lead by the end of the first quarter on Tuesday, the Vikings could only manage two points in the second quarter while Hillsboro put 15 on the board to charge back and take a six-point, 23-17, advantage into the halftime break. Hillsboro then outscored Smoky Valley 34-18 in the final two quarters to get the 22-point victory.

The two most glaring stat differences in the game was the fact that Hillsboro took 16 free throws and made 12 while the Vikings only went to the line six times and made three, plus Hillsboro forced the Smoky Valley offense into 14 turnovers.

Haven Lysell-Stewart led the Vikings in the scorebook with 14 points and six rebounds while Jake Lucas also reached double digits with 12 which included the teams only two three-pointers.

TUESDAY: SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS at Hillsboro

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

VIKINGS         15       2          9          9          35

Hillsboro        8          15       16       18       57

TEAM STATS:          

Hillsboro: FG 20-43; 3PT 5-10; FT 12-16; RBS 18; TO 5; STL 8; FLS 8.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKING: FG 15-38; 3PT 2-8; FT 3-6; AST 1; RBS 19; TO 14; STL 4; BLK 1; FLS 13.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKING INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

Scoring: Haven Lysell-Stewart – 14; Jake Lucas – 12; Brandt Heble – 4; Kade Blanchat – 2; Ty Miller – 2; Lukas Apel – 1.

3-Pointers Made (2 total): Lucas – 2.

Assists: Heble – 1.

Rebounds: Lysell-Stewart 6; Lucas 4; Heble, Miller – 2; Apel, Ryan Heline – 1.

Steals: Lysell-Stewart, Lucas, Miller, Jalen Elseth – 1.

Blocked Shots: Lysell-Stewart – 1.

4TH QUARTER COMEBACK GETS VIKINGS WIN OVER LARNED

Smoky Valley put themselves in a big hole early on Friday when Larned jumped out to an 18-7 lead by the end of the first quarter though the Vikings powered back and outscored the visitors by 10 in the second stanza to only trail by one point at the halftime break.

Still behind by two points heading into the fourth quarter, the Vikings put up 20 points in the final eight minutes to gain the final 10-point, 55-45 win.

Three Vikings reached double digits in scoring with Haven Lysell-Stewart and Jake Lucas each getting 14 while Ryan Heline chipped in with 10 and Brandt Heble got eight. Included in Lucas’s points were four of the teams six three-pointers.

FRIDAY: Larned at SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Larned           18       6          13       8          45

VIKINGS         7          16       12       20       55

TEAM STATS:

Larned: FG 18-43; 3PT 5-13; FT 4-7; AST 0; RBS 20; TO 12; STL 9; BLK 0; FLS 16.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS: FG 19-42; 3PT 6-16; FT 11-16; AST 3; RBS 18; TO 9; STL 9; BLK 0; FLS 13.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

Scoring: Haven Lysell-Stewart – 14; Jake Lucas – 14; Ryan Heline – 10; Brandt Heble – 8; Kade Blanchat – 4; Jalen Elseth – 3; Ty Miller – 2.

3-Pointers Made (6 total): Lucas – 4; Heline, Elseth – 1

Assists: Lysell-Stewart, Lucas, Heline – 1.

Rebounds: Lysell-Stewart – 5; Blanchat – 4; Elseth – 3; Heline – 2; Heble, Miller, Lukas Apel – 1.

Steals: Lucas – 3; Lysell-Stewart, Heline, Blanchat, Miller – 1.

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