St. Peter Vikings Boys Do Well in Big West Playoffs
Queen of Rosary 30, Vikings 27: St. Peter Vikings sixth/seventh- grade boys basketball team faced rival Queen of the Rosary Cougars in the Big West playoffs on March 12. In a hard-fought, down-to- the-wire game, the Vikings came up short, losing to the Cougars 30- 27.
The Vikings gave up 7 points before they got on the board in the first quarter, but then came back strong, scoring 6 unanswered points of their own on two baskets by Colin Tobin and one by Ben Stell. On defense, Mike Laughlin, Joe Kryger, Tobin and Stell contributed with steals and rebounds.
A Cougar basket at the end of the quarter gave Queen of the Rosary a 9-6 lead. Matt Durbin was the Vikings big scorer in the second half, sinking three baskets and a free throw. Stell added another basket. Tim Frawley assisted the Vikings with a steal. The half ended with the Vikings trailing 20-15.
The third quarter saw the Vikings cut Queen of the Rosary's lead to 3 on baskets by Durbin (2) and Tobin. Defensive efforts that included a steal by Kurt Herrmann held the Cougars to only 4 points.
St. Peter took advantage of the Cougars foul problems in the fourth quarter as Mike Aument sunk 2 free throws and Tobin and Durbin each added one. Stell added the Vikings' only basket of the quarter. The Cougars managed to keep pace with the Viking scoring, pulling out a 30-27 victory.
Vikings 31, St. Charles Borromreo 18: St. Peter Vikings boys basketball team walked off with a victory when they faced the St. Charles Borromeo Crusaders on March 6 in their first playoff game in the Big West. After dominating the first quarter, the Vikings gradually increased …
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