Vikings News · VASJ BOYS BASKETBALL – Vikings fall to visiting Lake Catholic

VASJ junior guard Jaden Hameed scored 29 points, but the Vikings lost at home to Lake Catholic, 76-63, on Jan. 10.

The Cougars jumped out to the lead after one quarter and by 9 at half, before hanging on for the win.

Jonah Waag added 15 for VASJ, which fell to 5-6 on the season.

“I understand that’s the first time they have ever won here. They deserve it. Luke Frazier and Luka Eller have so much experience, and I think it’s pretty cool that a Moran would be the first coach to do that,” VASJ  oach Babe Kwasniak said.

“We don’t have a lot of experience so I have to coach better and I’ve done a really bad poor job of having my team ready to play. I look at our six losses, I’ve been the guy that has done his job the worst. I accept that. I’m just blessed to be coaching here, if it weren’t for (AD) Elvis (Grbac) not sure I would even be here, I’m very grateful for that. I get to coach at my alma mater with my Dad, how lucky am I? We have awesome kids and I accept the challenge of getting better every week.”

Lake Catholic coach Matt Moran is the son of Mike Moran, who won state titles at Viking Village in 1991 and 1992.