December 16: Girls and boys basketball blow out Northwood with stellar defense; hockey outlasts Blair 3–1 to continue streak


Guard Brendan Shaver dribbles past halfcourt in a dominant 20–4 fourth quarter. Photo by Katherine Luo.

By Sam Shiffman, Ben Levin, and Amy Nankin

Girls basketball

The girls basketball team (4–0) dominated the Northwood Gladiators 72–17, winning their fourth game in a row.

The Vikes took control of the game early on, jumping out to a 30–6 lead at the end of the first quarter. Guard Abby Meyers lead the team offensively with 32 points. The Vikes played stifling defense throughout the contest, holding the Gladiators to four points in the second half.

The team’s next game is Monday at home against the Blair Blazers.

Boys basketball

The boys basketball team (4–1) drove past the Northwood Gladiators 66–37 on Friday night.

Lead in scoring by guard Hannes Kogelnik who had 15 points, the Vikes registered their highest scoring output on the year.

Defense remained a strong point as well, as the Vikes limited their opponents to a season-low point total. Additionally, the Vikings didn’t allow a double digit scorer for the first time on the season.

The Vikes head back out on the road to face Blair on Monday.


The hockey team (6–1–1) conquered the Blair Blazers (2–0–4) 3–1 Friday.

The Blazers started out strong, scoring the first goal of the game a minute into the game. But the Vikings came out determined into the second period, putting two goals up on the board thanks to Douglas Bruchalski and Carter Hughes. With a one goal lead, Tyler Crist rounded out the game with a goal during a power play in the third period, securing a 3–1 win for the squad.

Next, the Vikings play the BCC Barons on Friday.