MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Vikings left little to the imagination as they defeated their 12th victim much the same way they did in their previous 11 — with precision passing and lock-down defense. The Vikes used a shutout in the first quarter to set the tone for the 75-36 victory over Rock Creek on Saturday at Kavanaugh Kourt.
Barr-Reeve was able to go deep into the bench getting everyone into the action in the dominating win. B-R was led by 18 from Keegan O’Neill and 15 from Hagen Knep, while Jamison MIller and Brycen Graber were also in double figures with 11 and 10.
“We have had tremendous support wherever we have gone this season, but it was great to get back to Kavanaugh Kourt and show people this team. We faced an athletic team that presented some challenges, but I thought we played really well,” said B-R skipper Josh Thompson. “We got a lot of people into the game and that will help us as the season goes on. There is a big difference between what we do in practice and getting a chance to do it in a game setting. I thought we closed well and were able to develop a little more depth.”
The combination of O’Neill and Hagen Knepp accounted for the first eight points of the game. Jacob Wagler then added a 3-ball and O’Neill added two more buckets, pushing B-R up to 15-0. Brycen Graber paired five first quarter assists with his first bucket and sent B-R into the second quarter up 17-0.
Rock Creek got on the board early in the second with a pair of treys, but Knepp and Jamison Miller both added baskets to make it 30-8 with four minutes left in the half. Miller and Knepp added bombs, as B-R continued to dominate on both ends of the floor and led 33-10 at the half.
O’Neill and Knepp continued to benefit from Rock Creek turnovers and picked up the first six points of the second half. RC did seem to find more of its offense in the third, but B-R traded bucket-for-bucket and kept the lead in the low 20s. Brycen Graber and Miller added six straight points though and the Vikes pushed the margin back to 30 before the quarter ended at 55-26.
Miller and Tyson Knepp kept the Viking offense on track, while Brycen Graber and O’Neill added points midway through the quarter. Aaron Wagler and Kayden Graber also had buckets in the 75-36 win.
Also scoring for B-R was Tyson Knepp with six, Jacob Wagler with five and three each from Kayden Graber and Aaron Graber had three each. Also picking up minutes but not scoring was Devin Graber and Kaden Boyd, who looked solid in the final four minutes of the game. RC was led by Ladarius Wallace and Jon Boggs with nine each.
The Viking JV added a 48-24 win. The Vikes were led by Kayden Graber with 13 and Tommy Kidwell with 14. Will Craig added eight and Tyson Knepp had seven. B-R travels to Loogootee on Friday for the Daviess-Martin Metroplex’s biggest rivalry.