Smoky girls earn first victory

By Steve Sell
December 12, 2015

Smoky Valley’s girls are in the victory column.

The Vikings won a wild 47-42 overtime game with Concordia on Friday.

According to assistant Viking coach Jay Myers, the Vikings were up one in the closing seconds of regulation. A foul sent Concordia to the line where the first free throw was made, but before the second attempt, a Panther player stepped off the line and it was a turnover.

Smoky Valley then took control in the overtime to even its record at 1-1.

Kate Deterding and Katie Bellah had big games for the Vikings, Myers said.

• Concordia boys 72, Smoky Valley 52 — The Vikings jumped out to a 17-14 lead after 8 minutes, but the Panthers dominated the middle two quarters.

Yet, Smoky Valley coach Doug Schneider said he saw a lot of improvement from the team’s first game last week. Foul trouble hurt the Vikes, including normal top scorer Nick Reinert, who scored nine points despite having his playing time limited.

Trey Schneider had a solid game with 14 points to lead the Vikings. Jacob Adams chipped in with 10.