Boys basketball dominates Einstein 53–32

By Matt Mande

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The boys basketball team (6–7) crushed the Einstein Titans (0–9) 53–32 Friday night.

The Vikes began the game hitting shots, taking an early lead. The Titans were able to stay in the game due to turnovers by the Vikes on offense, but the Vikes led 14–10 at the end of the first quarter.

The Vikes’ passing improved in the second quarter, allowing for fewer turnovers and conceding only 4 points throughout the entire quarter. The team continued hitting shots and took a 28–14 lead going into halftime.

The Vikes’ lead extended in the third quarter despite offensive mistakes and turnovers. Both sides played solid defense, allowing few open shots, and by the end of the quarter the Vikes led 40–22.

The same trends continued in the fourth quarter, and although the Titans started to net shots, the Vikes finished the game with a 21 point win. 

Forward Mark Dimitrov led the Vikes offensively, scoring 10 points and guard Justin Niles added nine points. 

The Vikes next face the Walter Johnson Wildcats (6–6) Tuesday at 7:15 pm at home.