Boys basketball defeats Wheaton 69–57 in first playoff matchup


Lukas Gates

Forward Jason Lewis goes up for a contested layup in the boys basketball team’s first round playoff win against the Wheaton Knights. Lewis has led the team in scoring this season.

By Bennett Solomon

The boys basketball team (15–9) beat the Wheaton Knights (1–20) 69–57 in the team’s first playoff game Friday night.

The Vikes had a strong first quarter offensively, but the Knights put up a fight on the other end to have the Vikes lead 20–13 heading into the second quarter.

It was the same story in the second quarter with the Vikes taking a 38–27 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the team played sloppy offensively, but defensively they forced 24 steals leading to easy baskets, which helped propel the Vikes to a 12 point win.

The team was led by forward Jason Lewis who scored 29 points and guard Brendan Shaver, who was out the last 4 games due to a back injury, who added 15 points in his return.

The team next plays the Churchill Bulldogs (12–10) Monday at 6pm at home in the second round of the playoffs.