Posted on March 26, 2008 by Dylan Anderson

The Vikings played host to the King�s Eagles in a rare Thursday ACAC match-up with entertaining results.

The Vikings played host to the King’s Eagles in a rare Thursday ACAC match-up with entertaining results. A 15-15 tie at the end of the first quarter saw the Vikings take the lead 45-31 into the half-time break.
The crowd was FANtastic throughout the game and the addition of several members of the men’s hockey team created a high-energy raucous audience for the Vikings. Solid defense and spectacular passing afforded the fans much to cheer about as the Vikings extended their lead into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, costly turn-overs and some stellar shooting by the Eagles cut the Viking margin leading to a last minute shoot-out. When the dust had settled, it was the Eagles that had snuck out of the gym with a close win, and the Vikings feeling like something was missing from the night’s efforts.

Their best team showing of the season was only missing the ever elusive cherry-on–the sundae finish the players and fans were hoping for.

Third year forward Mike McCorquindale paced the Viking scorers with 25 points. Adding 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Rookie sensation Joe Knight chipped in12 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists while fellow first-year phenom Jeff McCollum also had 12 points (and one high-flying highlight reel moment). Second year guard David Ness capped off a solid two-way performance and a perfect free-throw shooting night with a season high 17 points of his own. Fourth-year guard Brendin Huculak took over the point-guard duties with a well played 8 rebound, 5 assist, 5 point night.

The Vikings will see action at the SAIT Coca-Cola Classic in January and then open the second half of the regular season on Friday January 11th when the Griffins of MacEwan come calling.


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