MBB: Depth and Defense Lead Vikings Past Trinity Bible Colle
Nov 18th, 2008 @ 8:26 pm | Author: VCSU Sports Information
The Vikings used a 14-point bench scoring advantage and a stifling defense that limited Trinity Bible College to just 25% from the field to defeat the Lions by a score of 88-43 at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse Tuesday night.
The Trinity Bible College Lions started the game out by attacking the basket. Normally a strength of the Vikings, VCSU only held a 22-18 edge of points in the paint at halftime. The Lions stayed with the Vikings up until the 5:00 mark when they trailed 12-10. However, the Vikings went on a 19-4 run in the next ten minutes opening up a 31-14 lead. The Vikings would take a 53-22 lead into halftime.
The Vikings were paced by posts Zac Wolff and Mark Klingberg who both had 10 points in the opening period. Forcing TBC into nine first half turnovers, the Vikings were able to put up 17 points off of turnovers early with Orlando Anderson anchoring the defense with three steals.
In the first half, the Lions were lead by Martell Jones who had 10 points and seven rebounds. The Lions had a decisive advantage on the offensive rebounds grabbing nine offensive boards to VCSU's two. The advantage helped TBC to an 8-4 scoring advantage on second chance points.
The Vikings slowed things down a bit in the second half continuing to pound the ball into the paint. The Vikings ended the game with a 42-28 advantage in the paint behind the trio of Demetrius Young, Zac Wolff, and Mark Klingberg. The three posts combined for 38 points scoring 14, 12, and 12 respectively. Zac Wolff also gathered his first double-double of the season adding 10 rebounds to his 12 points. Calvin Kraft, Mike Stowman, and Orlando Anderson each added nine points.
The Lions of Trinity Bible College were led by Martell Jones and Jimmy McKinzie who each had 12 points on the night. Jones was also the leading rebounder grabbing seven of TBC's 37 rebounds.
[image2]With the win the Vikings improve to 5-2 on the season and remain a perfect 3-0 at home. The Lions pick up their first loss of the season dropping to 3-1 overall. The Vikings will travel to Viterbo University this weekend. The Vikings will open up the tourney with a match-up against the University of Illinois-Springfield at 5:00 pm.