The Valparaiso Vikings were victorious against the Lowell Red Devils on the Red Devil’s home court Friday night. The varsity boys basketball team tipped off with the Vikings gaining possession early on, but it was the Red Devils’ Christopher Mantis who sunk the first basket.
From there it looked like the Red Devils would control the game, but the Vikings came from behind to take the lead by six points, ending the first quarter with Lowell at 10 points and the Vikings 16. From then on the Vikings kept the lead, but they faced constant pressure from the Red Devils’ defense. At half time, the Vikings lead 26-18. The third quarter ended with the Vikings keeping a narrow seven point lead but in the end, the Vikings came away with 71 points to the Red Devils’ 48.
Top scorers for the VIkings were #50 Cooper Jones with 23 points, #33 Mason Jones with 10 points, and #4 Breece Walls with 13 points. The Red Devils’ top scorers were #30 Christoper Mantis with 20 points, #3 Tyson Chavez with 10 points, and #5 Hunter Polak with eight points. The Vikings next take on the Kankakee Valley Kougars in a non-conference game while the Red Devils will face the Portage Indians in a non-conference game.