Vikings News · VASJ BOYS BASKETBALL – Vikings battle, but fall at St. Ignatius


VASJ held a halftime lead before falling to host St. Ignatius, 70-55, on Feb. 1.

The Vikings led, 32-27, at the half, but were unable to hold off the Wildcats in the second half, despite 27 points from Jaden Hameed.

VASJ fell to 6-10 on the season.

“This is the first time in 10 years that we’ve lost 10 games, but I have to tell you I’m proud to be a Viking. I thought our kids players their hearts out – it  was our best effort all season. We were out-sized and out-manned, but we kept fighting,” VASJ coach Babe Kwasniak said.

“Jaden Hameed was spectacular, and our only senior, Sean Johnson (16 points), had his best weekend as a Viking.

“Overall I just feel very blessed to be coaching these kids, working with the other coaches and to work for (athletic director) Coach (Elvis) Grbac.”

Jonah Waag chipped in 8 points for the Vikings.