Vikings Top Delta in Low Scoring Affair
The Delta Panthers used a slow-down offense in hopes of controlling the tempo against the heavily favored Evergreen Vikings and keeping the score close. The strategy had limited success in the first half as the Panthers held the Vikings to 16 points but could only manage six points themselves and they eventually fell 37-22. The much taller Vikings dominated the inside offensively with 6’5″ forward Ethan Loeffler (pictured) scoring 13 points and defensively with 6’6″ center RJ Shunk providing an intimidating presence underneath. Evan Lumbrezer topped all scorers with 14 points, most coming from drives inside to the basket. James Ruple led Delta with seven points while Nolan Risner added five.