Vikings News · VASJ BOYS BASKETBALL – Slow start dooms Vikings in loss to Hoban

VASJ was not able to overcome a 17-point first-quarter deficit in an 80-72 loss on Jan. 31.

The Knights jumped out to a 24-7 lead after 8 minutes and held on for the victory.

“We got off to a horrible start that was our demise. I thought our only senior, Sean Johnson, brought us back with how hard he played in the second half,” VASJ coach Babe Kwasniak said.

The Vikings fell to 6-9 on the season and have a tough road challenge on Feb. 1 at St. Ignatius.

“We are dealing with some severe growing pains, we just have to work our way through them.

“Our freshman Anthony Ivey sprained his ankle in the first half looks like he might be out for a little. …. It doesn’t get any easier as we travel to one of the biggest athletic power houses in the state tomorrow.”

Jonah Waag led VASJ with 19. Jaden Hameed had 16, Johnson added 15 and Kevin Eiseman chipped in 13 for the Vikings, who scored 27 in the fourth quarter.