LYSELL-STEWART LEADS SMOKY VALLEY

By William

LINDSBORG – Once again it was a struggle to put together a full game for the Smoky Valley boys as struggled in the third quarter and it cost them a win on Monday as Lyons came outgunned the Vikings in the second half to get a 49-40 win.

After both teams scored 11 in the first quarter, the Vikings nudged ahead by one-point at 23-22 heading into the halftime break. Lyons came out hot in the third quarter and put 16 points on the board while holding Smoky Valley to just five, giving Lyons a solid 10-point advantage going into the final eight minutes of play, an advantage that the Vikings were unable to recover from.

Haven Lysell-Stewart led the Vikings on offense with 18 while Jake Lucas chipped in with eight.

Smoky Valley held their own on the boards as six Vikings recorded rebounds by their name in the scorebook, led by Kade Blanchat with eight and Lysell-Stewart with seven.

Now just 6-12 on the season, the Vikings turn around and play again on Tuesday when they play host to Pratt.

Lyons vs. SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS

SCORING:     Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4      FINAL

Lyons             11       11       16       11       49

VIKINGS         11       12       5          12       40

Lyons Team Stats: FG 19-42; 3PT 3-12; FT 8-15; AST 2; RBS 22; TO 7; STL 4; BLK 1; FLS 14.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS TEAM STATS: FG 16-38; 3PT 2-10; FT 6-12; AST 3; RBS 26; TO 10; STL 4; BLK 0; FLS 14.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

Scoring (40): Haven Lysell-Stewart – 18; Jake Lucas – 8; Brandt Heble – 6; Kade Blanchat – 3; Ryan Heline – 3; Lukas Apel – 2.

3-Pointers Made (2): Lucas, Heline – 1.

Assists (3): Lucas, Heline, Apel – 1.

Rebounds (26): Blanchat – 8; Lysell-Stewart – 7; Lucas – 5; Heble – 4; Heline, Apel – 1.

Steals (4): Jalen Elseth – 2; Lucas, Blanchat – 1.

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