By Jim Landrum on Sunday, March 14th, 2010 |
The 7th grade Junior Vikes basketball team brought home the championship hardware from a ten team tournament held at West Noble High School on Saturday by going undefeated in four straight basketball games.
In the first game of pool play, the Junior Vikes defeated Jay County 44 - 36 behind 21 points from Adam Woods and 7 points from Bradin Hiple. The Junior Vikes then beat Milford by a score of 46 - 40. Caleb Landrum was the game high scorer with 17 points. Ricky Wedlake had 7 points, and Jordon Seabolt added 6.
In the tournament bracket, after earning a first round bye, the Junior Vikes competed in the semi-final round with Angola in a very physical battle. The Junior Vikes held a 25 - 15 halftime lead and were able to widen the margin midway through the second half. But the Junior Vikes battled adversity late when Seabolt started suffering from a stomach ailment, and Landrum had to leave the game with a sprained ankle. Angola battled back to within two points, but with 18 seconds remaining in the game Drew Fawcett buried two free throws that sealed the victory. Seabolt added two more free throws a few seconds later, and the final score was 39 - 33. Seabolt led the way with 14 points. Landrum had 12 points, and Derek Snyder chipped in with 6.
In the championship game, the Junior Vikes came up with an excellent team effort against the Blazers. Snyder, Seabolt, and Landrum hit the Blazers with an early three point barrage, Fawcett and Wedlake came up with some outstanding defensive plays, and the Junior Vikes ran out to a 20 point lead. The Blazers cut it to 41 – 27 at the half, but could get no closer in the second half as the Junior Vikes brought home the championship by a score of 64 - 45.
Seabolt led the Junior Vikes scoring 20 points. Snyder had 13 points. Landrum added 9, while Fawcett and Wedlake both had 6.
The 7th grade Junior Vikes record stands at 4 wins and 0 losses. They will be back in action next Saturday at Wawasee Middle School.
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