Vikings dominate Bulldogs, 82-34

By Joe Blystone - For the Expositor

Sometimes statistics can lie. The numbers in the Evergreen and Rossford girls basketball game Monday night did not.

The Vikings shot a sizzling 61 percent in the middle two quarters.

Evergreen had six different players hit a triple.

They also committed just 10 turnovers in an up and down the floor contest compared to the Bulldogs 24.

And the most glaring was a 32-0 second quarter run that looked like the German Blitzkrieg in World War II as the Vikes hammered the Bulldogs 82-34 to up their record to 10-1.

“It’s an easy game when you shoot the ball well from the floor,” said Viking coach John Langenderfer. “Plus the transition and getting easy baskets always helps.”

Ironically, the Vikings were only 6 for 21 in the first quarter with a multitude of missed layups as they led 16-8 at the horn.

However, like a flip of the switch the Vikings went from ice cold to blazing hot in the second.

Haili Mossing’s power move and Alyssa Noe’s fastbreak hoop started the quarter.

Then the Vikes went into warp speed as Mossing led the break the next four times in 58 seconds, finding Rachael Noe twice, and Alyssa Noe once for layups and Alyssa Noe for a transition triple.

Mossing got a return favor from Alyssa Noe, then dumped the ball inside to Kaela Fauble for a hoop before Eden Eisel got into the act with a pair of fastbreak baskets.

Then, like bombers from above, the Vikings put a radar lock on the bottom of the net from the three-point line as Alyssa Noe, Mossing and Becca Jankowiak each hit triples in the last two minutes before Hannah Herr’s reverse layup gave the Vikings a 50-10 halftime lead.

Evergreen shot 8 of 13 in the third, including a couple of Mossing triples and one from Herr to take a 69-24 lead into the fourth.

For the game Evergreen was 33 for 71 from the floor for 46 percent and had 10 three pointers.

Alyssa Noe had 21, Mossing 19, Eisel 15 and Rachael Noe 11 in a well balanced attack.

No Bulldogs reached double figures as Rossford fell to 5-8 on the year.

Evergreen now plays Swanton in an NWOAL game tonight at home.

By Joe Blystone

For the Expositor

Joe Blystone can be reached at [email protected]

Joe Blystone can be reached at [email protected]