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January 8, 2013

Vikings improve to 12-0, defeat Cardinals 58-27

WASHINGTON — The Barr-Reeve boys basketball team entered Tuesday evening¹s game with an undefeated record, and 32 minutes later its record remained unblemished.

The Class A No. 2 Vikings (12-0, 4-0 Blue Chip) defeated Washington Catholic (2-10, 1-4) 58-27 at the Bird Cage as they got 13 points from Brandon Wagler and 12 points from Micah Bullock.

In the first two minutes, the Cardinals played with a high level of intensity as they trailed 5-4. The game, however didn't stay close for long. Barr-Reeve used a 22-0 run over the next eight and a half minutes stretching into the second quarter to extend the lead to 27-4. A Brendan Purdue layup snapped the spurt at the 5:23 mark of the second quarter.

"I think we had a good approach," said Barr-Reeve coach Bryan Hughes. "I've had a lot of teams go into games like this, and mentally you aren't ready to play. This is a good group, they were mentally ready to play. We just understand that you respect everybody, and you just have to play hard." After Purdue's basket, the Cardinals put together some good offensive possessions to finish out the quarter, but they still trailed 36-10 at halftime. Washington Catholic coach John Howell wanted his team to try to just forget about the first 16 minutes.

"We went in at half, and we wanted to compete again in the second half, and go 0-0," Howell said. "We were down 26, so we wanted to see if we could beat them in the second half, and we got beat by five, three in the third and two in the fourth quarter. There's a lot of positives, a lot of things we can learn from the game, but we still need to get a lot better before we can compete like a team like that." Barr-Reeve won the second half by a score of 22-17. The Cardinals were carried on the offensive end by senior Brendan Purdue, who scored 15 of the team's 27 points on the night. Purdue made five of his six shots from the field, and all three of his three-point attempts.

In the first half, the Cardinals were set up in a 2-3 zone to limit the touches of the Barr-Reeve forwards Addison Wagler and Jacob Bledsoe, thereby forcing the Vikings into some outside shots, and they made the Cardinals pay dearly.

The Vikings connnected on six of their eight 3-pointers in the first half.

In addition to Wagler's 13 and Bullock's 12, the Vikings got eight from Jacob Bledsoe, seven from Heath Graber and Myron Stoll.

"We work on both attacking a zone (defense) and a man (defense) on a weekly basis," Hughes said.

"I think our guys were ready to play, and I think we attacked the zone pretty well."

BARR-REEVE                          18  18  12  10  ­ 58

WASHINGTON CATHOLIC        4     6     9    8  ­ 27

Barr-Reeve (58) - Stoll 2 3-3 0 7, B. Wagler 5 0-0 0 13, Bullock 5 2 0-0 1 12, James 1 0-0 1 3, Graber 3 1-3 2 7, McMullen 0 0-0 1 0, A. Wagler 2 0-0 2 4, Bledsoe 3 2-2 3 8, Lengacher 2 0-0 1 4. Totals 23 6-8 11 58.

Washington Catholic (27) - Hill 1 0-2 3 2, Mitchell 0 0-0 0 0, Reed 1 0-0 1 2, Brown 2 0-0 1 4, Boyd 1 0-0 0 2, Neace 1 0-0 4 2, Purdue 5 2-2 2 15.

Totals 11 2-4 11 27.

3-point goals:  Barr-Reeve 6 (B. Wagler 3, Bullock 2, James ), Washington Catholic 3 (Purdue 3).

 

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