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January 25, 2013

Vikings use comeback to defeat Lakers

MONTGOMERY — The Shakamak boys basketball team came into Montgomery with a gameplan for an upset, and it nearly worked.

Class A No. 3 Barr-Reeve (15-1) defeated the Lakers (7-9), 60-52, Friday evening on Homecoming at Kavanaugh Kourt.

The Vikings scored on their first two possessions to take a 4-0 lead, but Shakamak didn't back down. The Lakers took the Vikings initial punch and responded with an 18-11 run the rest of the quarter to take a three-point lead into the second quarter.

In the second period, the Lakers continued to land haymakers in the form of 3-point shots. Shakamak connected on six 3-pointers in the first half, and led 29-26 at halftime. Crowe led the Lakers first half attack with 17 points and three 3-pointers.

"I knew they were going to come in here, and they were going to be well coached," said Barr-Reeve coach Bryan Hughes."I knew what kind of player Brody Crowe was. At the start we really got caught up on that back screen. I was a little disappointed, because we really talked and worked on that." In the second half, the Vikings seemed to come out with more intensity, but at first it didn't matter. Shakamak stretched the lead to 40-33 midway through the third quarter. Shakamak seemed to have all the momentum, but the Vikings responded with a 13-3 run to end the quarter, and take a 46-43 lead into the final quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Vikings put the Lakers away by outscoring them 14-9. The comeback was sparked by the strong bench play of Barr-Reeve senior Heath Graber scored nine points, and provided a spark the Vikings needed.

"It's OK to say our bench won us the ball game tonight," Hughes said. "Not that our starters didn¹t do things at the end, but I thought Jon McMullen and Heath Graber were keys for us coming off the bench, and applying some pressure on the defensive end." Crowe led all scorers with 28 points as they only Laker in double figures. He made nine shots from the field, including four 3-pointers.

"Maybe fatigue come in a little bit with some of their shots, but man they were shooting the ball," Hughes said. "As deep as they were shooting it, and (Brody) Crowe has as quick of a release as anybody in high school that I've seen. He's a nice player."  Hughes said a win like this can really help his team as they prepare for the postseason.

Barrr-Reeve was lead in scoring by Micah Bullock and Addison Wagler with 14 points each. Jacob Bledsoe added 13 for the hosts.

"I thought it was a real good win for us," Hughes said. "I told them you¹re not going to beat everyone, other than North Daviess and Loogootee by 25 or 30 points. There¹s other teams with kids that have pride to play."

SHAKAMAK             18  11  14     9  ­   52

BARR-REEVE            15  11  20  14  ­  60

Shakamak (52) - Schubla 1 1-2 2 5, Green 3 1-2 4 9, Crowe 9 6-7 3 28, Morin

2 0-0 5 4, Collins 2 0-0 2 6. Totals 18 8-11 19 52.

Barr-Reeve (60) -  James 2 2-3 2 8, Bullock 5 3-3 2 14, Wagler 6 2-4 2 14, Bledsoe 4 5-5 2 13, Graber 3 3-4 2 9, McMullen 1 0-0 1 2. Totals 21 15-20 13 60.

3-point goals: Shakamak 8 (Crowe 4, Green 2, Collins 2), Barr-Reeve 3 (James 2, Bullock) Junior Varsity: Barr-Reeve 55 (C. Schwartzentruber 10), Shakamak 16 (J.

Walters/M. West 4)

 

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