Vikings News · VASJ BOYS BASKETBALL – Vikings fall in opener to Euclid, 80-75

VASJ started fast, but fell in the season opener to neighborhood rival Euclid, 80-75, on Nov. 29.

The Vikings led by 14 in the first half before the Panthers rallied for the win in front of a raucous crowd at Viking Village.

“Hats off to Euclid coach John Kane he did a phenomenal job and they deserved to win,” VASJ coach Babe Kwasniak said. “John’s been waiting a long time to get a head coaching gig – what a start for him.”

“We don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves we play John Adams at 12:45 p.m. tomorrow. It was incredible to see all the alumni at our game, and I’m thankful for them. Euclid lost a star player to a transfer and turned around and beat us for the first time since 2010. Tonight is what makes our game and this rivalry great. Congratulations to them and Coach Kane.”

Steven Key scored 22 and Clayton Cunningham added 18 to lead Euclid.

Jaden Hameed led all scorers with 37 for the Vikings.