By Kieran Coffey
Sun Sports Contributor
OTSELIC VALLEY – The Otselic boy’s varsity basketball team suffered two consecutive losses last week.
Last Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Vikings faced off against a very strong Madison side. The Madison offense erupted early and often, striking for 32 points in the first quarter alone, and proved to be too much for the Viking defense to handle.
The game was never really much of a contest, as Madison continued their stellar scoring form throughout. They finished with a whopping 92 points, running out comfortable victors, on a scoreline of 92-53.
“From my calculations, we played a sectional Championship worthy team,” said head coach Jacob Preston, following his team’s loss. “Madison has the tools to get to the sectional final and beyond.”
“With that being said, we played our hearts out. We never gave up, and we had some contributions that we have never had before. My job is to build on those contributions so that we can see it become a staple in our practices.”
Despite the large margin of defeat, the Vikings were still effective offensively. Jordan Baerga ended the night with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Tanner Costa added another 17 points in his side’s defeat.