Runnin' Vikes Carry 3-game Win Streak into Conference Opener

Runnin' Vikes Carry 3-game Win Streak into Conference Opener

By RODNEY HARWOOD

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD

GRAYS HARBOR — They've had 12 games to get their legs under them and figure some things out, now the work starts for the Big Bend Runnin' Vikes. First-year Big Bend head coach Mingo Scott is hoping Friday's 82-69 victory over Grays Harbor is the kick-start they need going into the Northwest Athletic Conference East schedule.

The Runnin' Vikes (7-5, 1-0 NWAC) stepped on the gas from the get-go, blowing out to a 41-18 lead at the intermission. But it wasn't so much the offense that made the difference, but the lock-down defense, Scott said.

"We got to running pretty well, but it was because of a great defensive effort. When we got stops, we had some easy buckets that turned into the big lead," Scott said. "We got complacent in the second half, but with such a big lead we were able to finish."

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