HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
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Vikings fall short at Elder, 79-70
December 4, 2013Princeton High School
The Princeton boys' basketball team comeback came up short, suffering a 79-70 road loss to the Elder Panthers on Tuesday, December 3.
Elder overcame a three point deficit at the half to outscore the Vikings in the third quarter, 21-13. The Panthers knocked down five of its team's 8 three pointers in the period to extend the game's largest lead of 12 points.
Princeton would storm back in the final quarter with outstanding hustle plays, but the Panthers connected 9 of 10 from the charity stripe in the final minutes to seal the victory.
Senior Ryan Bricking stuffed the stat sheet in the first game of the season. Bricking scored 16 points on 7-12 shooting and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Sharp-shooter, Joshua Jasper also scored 16 points on 7-14 shooting from the floor.
Junior Jearvon Irvin scored 14 points off the bench for the Vikings.
As a team, Princeton shot 50 percent from the field (27-54), and 39 percent from behind the arc (7-18). The Vikings forced 13 Panthers' turnovers.
Elder received a huge spark from Frankie Hofmeyer off the bench, who knocked down 4-three points in a 22 point performance.
Princeton (0-1) returns to action Friday, December 6 against Colerain at Princeton High School. The contest is scheduled to tip-off at 7:30pm.