Smoky Valley cagers split

By Steve Sell
January 21, 2016

STERLING — Smoky Valley’s boys bounced back from their opening-game loss in the Sterling Invitational to qualify for Saturday’s fifth-place game.

The Vikings, who have lost a passel of close games, outlasted Remington 56-53 in overtime on Wednesday.

A 16-8 third quarter pushed the Vikings to the lead, but the Broncos charged back to tie the game at the end of regulation. Smoky Valley outscored Remington 9-7 in the extra session to win for the second time this season.

The Vikings were led by a trio of 14-points scorers, Brett Heitschmidt, Trey Schneider and Nick Reinert.

• SOUTHEAST OF SALINE GIRLS 42, SMOKY VALLEY 11 — Also at Sterling, the Vikings suffered from a power outage to lose their first-round game and turn around and play in the consolation bracket today.

It was 22-6 at the half. The Vikings made just 4 of 33 for the game and were led by Kate Deterding with five points.