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December 1, 2012

Vikings win home opener


After struggling offensively in its season opening win

at Washington last week, the Barr-Reeve boys’ basketball team needed a

quick start Friday evening, and that’s exactly what they got.

The Vikings (2-0) defeated Pike Central (0-1) 47-30 Friday evening in

its home opener at Kavanaugh Kourt.

With the home crowd behind them, the Vikings scored the games first 11

points as it suffocated Pike Central with defensive pressure.

Barr-Reeve got five points in the opening quarter from sophomore

Addison Wagler to take a 13-4 lead.

The Vikings scored the first four points points of the second quarter,

before Shaine Eck made the first field goal of the game for the

Chargers at the 4:30 mark. Garrett Elliott’s three-pointer cut the

lead to seven at 19-12, but Jon McMullen answered with a three-pointer

of his own to push the lead back to 10.

“We wanted a good start,” said Barr-Reeve head coach Bryan Hughes. “I

thought we had a good first quarter, we made some subsitutions, and

our second quarter was about like our third quarter last week against

Washingon. We just didn’t get a lot done.”

Trailing 22-15 with possession and 10 seconds remaining before

halftime, Chargers’ guard Dustin Meny looked over to head coach Jon

Mokris for instruction, and Micah Bullock swiped the ball away, and

scored a layup to extend the lead to 24-15 at halftime. It was a

four-point swing, and as close as the Chargers would get the rest of

the night.

“It was a big play,” Hughes said. “Micah (Bullock) has long arms, and

he had the big steal last week too.”

The Vikings came out as fast as they did in the first quarter, scoring

the first 10 points of the quarter, on its way to winning the third

14-7. Barr-Reeve got nine points in the quarter from Jacob Bledsoe,

making all three of his field goal attempts and all three free throw

attempts on his way to a 15-point night. Addison Wagler added 14

points for the Vikings.

“Well Jacob (Bledsoe), I thought he played well when he was on the

floor,” Hughes said. “He has a tendency to pick up a couple fouls

early in the game like he did in the first quarter. He’s got to be a

little more patient on the defensive end. When he’s on the floor he

can make some things happen.”

Barr-Reeve took a 38-22 lead into the fourth quarter on its way to the

17-point victory. The combination of Bledsoe and Wagler was too much

for the Chargers, who’s high scorer was forward Trevor Claridge with

nine points. Bledsoe and Wagler combined for 29 of the Vikings 47

points, as Barr-Reeve tries to find its stroke on the perimeter.

“I thought with our two inside players, Jacob Bledsoe and Addison

Wagler both had nice ball games for us tonight in the paint area,”

Hughes said. “We got to have guys step up consistently to hit

perimeter shots.”

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