Both coaches were content to empty their benches in the game’s closing minutes after the Vikings had moved the lead to 21 at 61-40. Besides Wagler’s 24-point effort, Bullock followed with 16 on the afternoon.
Although the Vikings witnessed a 20-point lead evaporate to single digits, Bryan Hughes saw positives in how his team responded.
“It didn’t hurt us a bit to be in a position where we had to respond and make plays. We know that is something we will have to do going forward,” Hughes said.
Barr-Reeve returns to action with another Friday night home contest against Vincennes Rivet. A victory over the Patriots will give the Vikings the outright Blue Chip Conference championship. Junior Varsity action tips off at Kavanaugh Kourt at 6 p.m.