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MONTGOMERY — If you didn’t get a chance to see Barr-Reeve’s win on Wednesday, then Friday’s win over Vincennes Rivet might serve as a nice replacement. In both games, the Vikes (16-3) took a five point-lead into the locker room, before blowing things open in the second half and winning by more than 20.

“In each of our last two games, we went into the locker room with a five-point lead at the half and beat Springs Valley by 30 and Rivet by 25 tonight,” said B-R coach Bryan Hughes. “I think our guys have come out of the locker room ready to play and have had a lot of energy.”

In the 68-43 win, B-R was able to put four players in double figures and show a clamp-down defensive that turned the game around after the half.

Things were close in the first quarter, as the Vikes took just a 13-11 into the second eight minutes. Trey Hughes had six early points, along with five points from Christian Duncheon.

However, a second quarter spark from both Ashton Wagler and Jordan Sinnott helped the Vikings hold off a mammoth night from Kendall Vieke who posted 27 points for the Patriots.

Sinnott came off the bench for five buckets in the quarter and Wagler added eight points on a pair of treys and a bucket. In spite of the strong play from the pair, Vieke knocked down three treys and had 15 points in the quarter and 20 in the half.

“I’ll tell you what, Kendall was amazing. It was frustrating at times, because our guys were doing the right things and yet he was still knocking down tough shots,” said Hughes. “Trey got a couple of steals in the second half and it seemed like he just kind of wore on him.”

However, the second half would be a different story. Hughes’ relentless defense seemed to wear Vieke down, as he would only add seven more points in the game. Duncheon, who ended the night with 11 points, also had five blocks in the game, seemed to take over the paint.

“Jordan Sinnott came off the bench and gave us big lift. Wagler also had a great ballgame. Those two were the key for us,” added Hughes.

B-R added 24 points in the third. Wagler stayed hot adding 10 more points, to end the night with 18 as B-R’s leading scorer. Duncheon and Hughes combined for 11 in the quarter, along with three from Brandon Graber, to give the Vikes a 60-38 lead. The Patriots were limited to just 12 points in the second half.

“We pushed the ball more in the third quarter and I thought that created some things for us,” added Hughes.

Sinnott ended the night with bucket in the fourth that ended his night with 12 points, while Hughes was 6-6 from the free throw line to end his night with 17. Duncheon was the final Viking in double figures with 11.

B-R also got a second quarter trey from Willie Helms, who ended the night with three and five total from Graber.

The Viking JV picked up a 46-16 win, with Heath Graber getting 16 points.

The Vikings end the regular season with a pair of SWIAC opponents. B-R takes on White river Valley on Tuesday and ends the season with Bloomfield on Friday.

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