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Multiple zones trouble Vikings

January 4, 2014
Princeton High School



Oak Hills erupted for 20 first quarter points to help the Highlanders sink the Princeton Vikings 55-43 on Friday, January 3 at Princeton High School. The zone defense by the Highlanders created problems for the up-tempo Vikings' offense, which dropped their sixth consecutive game on the season.

Princeton showed strong ball pressure in the second quarter to force 5 Oak Hills turnovers to help the Vikings climb back before the half. Princeton's defense finished the night forcing 18 turnovers and 7 steals. 

Credit to the defense in the third quarter as neither team shot the ball well, but the Highlanders would shoot 66 percent from the field and knock down 11 of 14 free throws to seal the victory.

The Vikings were led by senior Ryan Bricking who finished with 15 points off of 4-10 shooting, and 7-10 from the charity stripe. Bricking led the Vikings with 5 total rebounds.

Junior Jordan Bradley finished the night with 7 points and 2 assists, and backup point guard, Kevin Rainey chipped in with 6 points and 3 steals.

Princeton shot 34 percent from the floor, but managed to knock down 2 three pointers. The Highlanders shot 43 percent from the floor and 82 percent from the free throw line. Oak Hills' size dominated the Vikings low post, outrebounding Princeton 38-16.

The Vikings look to bounce back on Tuesday, January 7 against Middletown. The two teams will tip-off at Princeton High School at 7:30pm.


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