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Sports :: Vikings rout Mustangs; to face Union in District Championship
· 11:04pm February 18th, 2013
For the first six minutes, the Independence Mustangs played a close Class 3A District 6 game with the VInton-Shellsburg Vikings. Although spotting the VIkings a 5-point lead, the Mustangs kept the game close, and trailed just 13-7, with a little more than two minutes left in the first quarter.
Then the Viking domination began.
Two quick steals led to Chase Overton layups just seconds apart, giving the Vikings a 17-7 lead, and causing the Mustang coach to call time out. But the Vikings's run continued; before four more minutes ticked off the clock, the Vikings held a 35-9 lead.
The VIkings led the Mustangs, 49-15 at halftime. By then, three Vikings were in double digits in scoring, and another had scored eight. When Coach Johnson sat the starters with 7 minutes left, the Vikings led, 71-24. The game ended with a 74-32 score.
Grant Sagan -- being watched by a Central College recruiter -- led the Vikings with 23 points. Nolan Sagan and Kelyn Rickels each added 12, and Max Griffith, 10. Max Kearns added to his assist total with eight. Nolan Sagan added 11 rebounds, and Grant hauled in nine.
See complete stats HERE.
The Vikings play Union in the District Championship game, scheduled for Thursday at Linn Mar High School. As the game ended, Viking fans learned that Union had defeated Benton Community, 50-46.
Union's record is 8-14; the Vikings defeated them 69-57, on Jan. 3, in regular season play.
Vikings advance, 74-32
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