Vikings three pointers showdown Bombers
In preparing for the Friday night game against St. Mary, the one thing Coach Matt Botner stressed was not allowing the Vikings to shot the threes. What the Vikings did on Friday night, December 13th at the Green Palace was just that, hit their three point shots. St. Mary outscored Ballard Memorial 30-3 from behind the arc on their way to an 80-54 victory. Knowing what they wanted to take away from St. Mary, and not being able to do it, is something that has to be disappointing to Coach Botner.
Preseason All A player of the Year Patrick Hubert showed the Big Green faithful why he is deserving of that honor. He connected on three of those treys and finished the night with 23 points to lead the way for the Vikings. The Bombers hung close in the first quarter and trailed 21-15 at the end of the first period. However the offensive woes picked back up in the second quarter as the Bombers only managed six points in the quarter. In the meantime, the defense could not stop the Vikings who torched them for another 20 points in the second quarter to take the commanding 41-21 lead into the break. The second half did not fare much better for the Bombers as St. Mary lead by 29 heading into the final quarter and then cruised to the 80-54 victory.
Clay Newton led the offensive scoring for the Bombers as he had 18 points on the night. Dre Bledsoe was the only other Bomber to reach double figures as he ended the night with 11 points. Keagan Cooper contributed eight points, Cody Newton added six, with both TJ Wray and Lee Chandler both finishing with four and Zack McAfee hit the only trey in the game for the Bombers for his three points.
The Bombers are now 0-2 on the young season as they also had three games snowed out. The Bombers have little time to make adjustments heading into the final week before Christmas as they start district play on Monday the 16th at the Green Palace against defending regional champion Graves County. They travel to Livingston on Tuesday the 17th and play a makeup game at McCracken County on Thursday the 18th before Christmas Break.