Vikings Erupt in Third Quarter to Down Kodiaks


In a dogfight after two quarters, the Mossyrock boys basketball team needed every bit of its big run in the third quarter to defeat Columbia Adventist at home Thursday night, 65-49. 

In a return to 1B Columbia Valley league play, the Vikings led by just three points after a steady first half from the Kodiaks, but put together a 29-point third quarter to separate and earn the league victory. 

Columbia Adventist came out ready to play and made it real tough for us in the first half,” Mossyrock assistant coach Kelly Ross said. “We got a defensive spark in the third from Keegan Kolb and Matt Cooper to really get us going. We were able to move the ball offensively and get open looks in rhythm and we knocked them down. Easton Kolb played an excellent defensive game and found himself open in the third to hit some shots too. Cooper Young cleaned the glass for us all night.”

Keegan Kolb led the Vikings with 18 points, and Matt Cooper added 16 to lead the scoring effort. Easton Kolb also managed to crack double figures with 10 points. 

The Vikings get a bit of a break, with almost a week off between games before they take on Willapa Valley next Wednesday in Menlo.