Vikings lose heartbreaker
by Joey Martin - posted Thursday, January 24th, 2013 @ 9:48 am
Vidalia High lost a heartbreaker in Moreauville Friday, falling to Avoyelles 58-56.
The Vikings led by five points with 30 seconds remaining.
"We had errant passes and ill-advised shots," said Vidalia coach Robert Sanders.
The first quarter ended with the Vikings and Mustangs tied at 6-6.
Avoyelles outscored Vidalia 24-16 in the second quarter to take a 30-22 lead into the locker room at halftime.
"We had a really bad second quarter, making way too many mental mistakes," Sanders said.
The Vikings cut that lead to 38-37 after three periods, but were outscored 21-18 in the final period.
Deion Brown led Vidalia with 15 points, while Terrell Virgis added 14.
The Vikings, 5-15, are now 2-2 in District 3-3A play.
"We must win out at home and steal a couple on the road," Sanders said.
Vidalia's Lady Vikings fell to Avoyelles 55-23.
Avoyelles jumped out to a 22-6 lead after one period of play.
Taylor Tennessee led the Lady Vikings with six points.
Vidalia plays at Caldwell Friday. The Vikings return home Tuesday against Jena.