The Gibraltar Vikings boys' basketball team survived a scare from the Oconto Blue Devils in the second half but still managed to win the game 66-59 in front of raucous crowd in Fish Creek.
The Vikings and the Blue Devils traded runs in the first half thanks to a pair of three-pointers each made by Sam Lindenberg and Jake Schar in the opening minutes of the game. Lindenberg would hit a three-pointer later in the half to kick off a rally that would send the Vikings into the locker room with a 12 point lead.
The Blue Devils would clamp down on defense and take advantage of the Vikings in transition as they scored 37 of their 59 points in the second half. Kadin Baxter scored eight of his ten points and Carter Koch scored 10 of his team-high 14 points in the second half to get it to within a possession in the final minutes. Schar hit the majority of his free throws en route to a 13 point night as he helped lead the Vikings to victory. Lindenberg led all scorers with 22 points while Will Friedenfels chipped in 12 points.
The Vikings are off to Goodman-Pembine for a 7:15 p.m. tip on Tuesday. Goodman-Pembine has lost two straight games after winning five of their previous seven. They are led by Boone Larison, who averages 20.8 points per game. NEW Radio Sports Network will have Thursday's game against Peshtigo on 105.1 The GOAT.
In other Monday basketball action, Luxemburg-Casco held off Little Chute 60-53, Kewaunee toppled NEW Lutheran 71-55, Sturgeon Bay cruised past Sevastopol 91-58, and Southern Door bested Two Rivers 68-54.