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|Vidalia boys defeat Cathedral|
The Vidalia boys' basketball team participated in scrimmages last week, defeating Cathedral at home on June 22 before winning two games in Fayette on Thursday.
The Vikings defeated Port Gibson 36-31 and beat Jefferson County 45-39 Thursday, and Vikings head coach Robert Sanders was pleased after the way they performed in the Northwestern Tournament two weekends ago.
"We played much better," Sanders said. "We blocked out and rebounded better. There were some things we needed to work on like cutting down on our turnovers, and we need to work on finishing the game and using the clock to our advantage."
Sanders said that the Vikings did a better job of not rushing shots on offense and getting better looks.
"They were patient (on offense)," Sanders said. "A few times at the end of the half or game, we took shots that we didn't need to take, but overall I was pleased. It was much better than last weekend."
Cathedral participated in the tournament with the Vikings after losing to the Vikings 60-33 the day before.
"Cathedral was there and they played a lot better than they did in our scrimmage, and they competed with both teams. They lost to Port Gibson by five and only lost to Jefferson County by three," Sanders said.
The Vikings got off to a slow start against the Green Wave Wednesday but picked it up midway through the first 20-minute half. The Vikings capitalized on defense and used it to create offense by running.
Sanders said that's the style of play his Vikings will have to play this year, since the Vikings will be younger and smaller than they've been in the past.
"That's as tall as we're going to get. We're going to try to play an up-tempo game and use our defense to generate offense for us this year," Sanders said.
Vidalia's basketball team went 2-3 in a camp at Northwestern State and also went 2-3 at the Louisiana Tech camp earlier this month.
Sanders said the games last week complete the summer schedule for the Vikings.
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