Most would expect a four seed playing a five seed to be a close game, but that was not the case when Gibraltar matched up with Florence on Friday night on 105.1 WSBW. The fifth-seeded Vikings blew out the fourth-seeded Bobcats 70-41 to advance to the WIAA Regional Final. Gibraltar took an 11-point lead into halftime and really played well to extend the deficit in the second half. The Vikings clamped down on defense holding Florence’s top two leading scorers well below their season average. Kaden Schuls and Evan Beaster combine to score over 37 points per game on average and were held to eight points apiece on Friday night.
Gibraltar was led by their senior guard and captain Trevor Reinhardt who scored 17 points. Sophomore guard Luke Steebs gave the team a huge boost with 13 points off the bench.
The Vikings will travel to Phelps on Saturday night, a game that will also be broadcast on 105.1 The Viking. The pregame will start at 6:45 PM and tip-off at 7. The Knights are the number one seed in the region and they knocked off Gillett 63-41 in the regional semifinal.