Vikings Hold Off Blackhawks After Long Layoff


At the Mount Vernon Christian Holiday Tournament, and after over two weeks away from game action, the No. 6 Mossyrock boys basketball team returned to the hardwood, got its legs under them, and overwhelmed No. 7 Lummi Nation in the third quarter in a 63-51 win Wednesday. 

The Vikings were paced by a strong effort from guard Keegan Kolb, who racked up 28 points, including 16 in the third quarter, alone. 

We had a big layoff of 15 days and we came out a little flat,” Vikings assistant coach Kelly Ross said. “After a slow start we got a spark from our inside players Hunter Isom and Cooper Young to get us going defensively. They are a well-coached team with talented shooters. They are a young team and our defensive pressure hurt them a little bit but they are a team we will hear about in the future. Keegan Kolb had a monster third quarter created by our full court pressure which helped us pull away.”

Zackary Munoz added another 11 points to round out double figure scorers for the Vikings. 

Mossyrock will face another test on Thursday before wrapping up the tournament on Friday.