Vikings Come Up Big in Rematch Against Warriors

Bradyn Washington goes for a layup as Jeremiah Riley defends the basket. Photo by Adolphus Ames.

By Adolphus Ames – 

The Nandua Warriors varsity basketball team hosted its long awaited rematch against the Broadwater Vikings Wednesday, Feb. 2. The Warriors were looking to avenge the 74-66 loss of their December matchup against the Vikings. The Vikings won 85-38. 

The Vikings came out with a hot hand. Two 3-pointers by Bradyn Washington and series of close range shots by Levin Smith placed the Vikings on top 14-4. Warriors’ Jeremiah Riley responded with a 3-pointer and a series of layups to shrink the Vikings’ lead to 18-14. The comeback proved to be shortlived. At halftime, the Warriors trailed the Vikings 52-26. 

Both the Warriors and Vikings endured a sloppy third quarter, including a few turnovers and several missed shots and layups. However, the Vikings’ offense soon came back to life and outscored the Warriors 33-12 to close out the second half. 

Washington led the Vikings’ offense with 31 points. Levin Smith had 17 points. Braden Justice and Willie Holden each had 14 points. 

Riley led the Warriors’ offense with 23 points. Ny’Zir Dix had 9 points. 

The following night, the Warriors’ hosted the Chincoteague Ponies. The Vikings’ next game is Friday, Feb. 4. They will travel to Hampton to face Hampton Christian Academy at 7 p.m.

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