Jan. 6 Sports Recap

Girls and boys basketball both take down Churchill by double digits; Hockey suffers tough loss to a powerhouse Wootton team


Guard Joey Squeri led the team shooting 3 for 6 from the free-throw line, with the team shooting a team-high 17 free-throw attempts in a dominant 50–36 showing against Churchill. Photo by Annabelle Gordon.

By Sam Shiffman, Ben Levin, and Amy Nankin

Girls basketball

The girls basketball team (8–1) defeated the Churchill Bulldogs 65–42, despite a slow start offensively.

The Vikes struggled early on and only led the Bulldogs by one at the end of the first quarter. However, behind the play of guard Abby Meyers and forward Livy Meyers, the Vikes took control of the game in the second and third quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 43–12. Abby Meyers had 23 points which was her sixth game with 20 points or more this season.

The squad’s next game is Tuesday against the Richard Montgomery Rockets at Richard Montgomery.

Boys basketball

The boys basketball team (7–1) breezed by the Churchill Bulldogs 50–36 on Friday night.

After opening with a brutal 5–16 first quarter, the Vikings surged back to life behind guards Alex Sanson and Joey Squeri who led the team in scoring with 18 and 11 points, respectively.

“We talk about having intensity every time we step onto the floor and communicating on defense, but we didn’t do any of that in the first quarter,” guard Jack McClelland said. “We called a timeout and after that, we flipped the switch.”

The Vikes then outscored the Bulldogs 45–20 in the remaining three quarters, en route to their fourth consecutive victory. This was also the team’s first victory over the rival Bulldogs in the last three contests.

“We had lost to Churchill twice, and there was no way we were going to lose three times in a row,” McClelland said. “We knew it was going to be loud, so talking was a huge factor.”

The Vikings also welcomed back forward Max Oppenheim from an ankle injury, who led the team with eight rebounds.

The Vikes play at Richard Montgomery on Tuesday night.


The Viking hockey team (7–1–2) fell to the Wootton Patriots (8–0–2) in a devastating 8–4 loss.

This was the second time the Vikings have lost to the Patriots, while the first was in the season opener which ended with a score of 3–7.

“Forwards Sam Dexter and Joey Schaefer and defenseman Tiger Bjornland were all out with injury which was very crucial in the result,” goalie Brendan Daly said. “We know we’re better than this team, it’s just a matter of getting everyone healthy and playing.”

Although they were missing a few key players, the Vikings still put up a tough fight against the Patriots.

Next, the Vikings take on the Churchill Bulldogs Friday.