Vikings Report: February 1

The winter season winds down, playoffs around the corner

January 28

Boys Varsity Basketball: The Varsity Boy's Basketball team hosted New Roads on Monday night in the rematch of a 41-40 Vikings loss earlier in the season.  Both teams started off somewhat slow but a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Fanuel A., gave the Vikings a 13-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.  Vistamar moved the ball better against New Roads zone defense in the second quarter and were able to extend their lead to 33-23 by halftime as Shane MS., ended the half with the Vikings second buzzer-beating bank shot of the game.  New Roads came out with much stronger defensive pressure in the third quarter holding the Vikings to eight points and cutting the lead to 41-40 heading into the final quarter. The game remained tight until the final minute when back-to-back jumpers by Fanuel A., and Royce S., sealed the win.  Fanuel A., scored a career high 17 points on five made three-pointers and Royce S., added 12 points in the win. Gavin E., chipped in six points and also took two huge charges during the game.

The Vikings emerged from the closely contested game with a 60-57 victory.  With the win, the Vikings secured at least a second place finish in the Coastal League.

Girls Varsity Basketball: The girls team topped Lennox Academy 37-27.

Boys JV Basketball: The Vikings got a second straight win when they topped New Roads 35-25. This was the last home game for seniors Alex L., and Morgan J. Dylan D., led the way with nine points, off three three-pointers, and Andrew S., added eight.

January 29

Girls Varsity Basketball: The girls fell 74-10 at Rolling Hills Prep. They finished with a league record of 2-4.

Boys Varsity Soccer: Vistamar Vikings went to RHP and were in for a tight and long battle. RHP took the lead early in  a counter attack that put the game at 0-1. Vikings dominated majority of play throughout the game and had plenty of opportunities up until the end of the game when captain Carson DM., put one in the back of the net to tie the game. The teams then went into a PK tie breaker which RHP won 4-3. Despite the result the boys performance was strong and with one more game left to play the Vikings look forward to finish their regular season on a good note.

Girls Varsity Soccer: Vistamar topped CAMS 5-0. First two goals were scored by Claire P. Second goal by Poindexter assisted by Kathryn Plenge. Third goal by Angelina A., assisted by Kathryn P., scored the fourth unassisted as she bent the ball in from a corner kick. The fifth goal came by Angelina A., on a great assisted by Maya Cohen.

January 30

Girls Varsity Soccer: The Vikings topped CAMS 2-1 for their second win in two days against them. Vistamar’s first goal came via Sadie H., and assisted by Rachel G. The second goal came by a free kick by Kathryn P., over the CAMS goalie’s head. Shout out to Anabella W., with her ten saves.

January 31

Boys JV Basketball: It was quite a game at Chadwick on Thursday night. Vistamar started off the game on a 9-2 run and and ended the first quarter up seven. Chadwick came back in the 2nd quarter and Vistamar ended the half down one. During the 3rd quarter the game was back and forth. In the 4th Vistamar went up by four, but Chadwick came back to tie the game with eight seconds to go. Morgan had some great finishes to keep the game close in the 4th. The Vikings had a look at the basket for the win, but the shot didn’t go in.  In overtime, Vistamar scored first, but got down by three with 25 seconds to go. Andrew hit a three in the corner with seven seconds left , and with good defense in the last possession sent the game to double overtime. Their size bothered us as we fatigued at the in second 2OT and made a few careless turnovers. In the end we lost 45-39. Great last game by the team, not the result wanted but we played together as a team and played hard.

February 1

Boys Varsity Basketball: Max R., scored a career high 17 points on Senior Night in leading the Vikings to a 53-52 win over Animo Robinson.  Royce S., and Gavin E., added 13 and 12 points respectively in the hard-fought victory.  The entire team would like to give a big shout-out to its five seniors for their time, effort and dedication to the program this year and throughout the past four years.  

The Vikings end the regular season with a record of 19-3 (5-1 in league) and will be participating in the CIF-SS Playoffs next week.

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