Big Bend in "must win" situation after loss to Wenatchee Valley

Big Bend in "must win" situation after loss to Wenatchee Valley

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD
Rodney Harwood

MOSES LAKE — Fact is, Big Bend shouldn't have even been in the game, shooting just 35.7 percent from the floor and 17.4 from 3-point range. But sometimes numbers are just numbers.

The Runnin' Vikes (17-8, 7-7 NWAC East) used a 17-0 run to erase a 15-point Wenatchee Valley lead, eventually drawing even at 59-59 with five minutes left in Wednesday's NWAC East Region scrap between two teams playing for their postseason lives.

The Knights (13-11, 5-8) would eventually get a favorable call with 15 seconds remaining and run the clock out on the Runnin' Vikes 74-67, but it was a street brawl all the way to the end. When you sweat on that floor, bleed on that floor, put a lifetime of heart and soul onto that floor, it ought to pay off, especially on Sophomore Night.

But it didn't, the Knights got 32 points from point guard Malik Parsons, who quite literally scored half of the final tally.

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