Caribou Boys Slow It Down, Hold Off Washington Academy Raiders
The Caribou Vikings held off a late charge from the No. 3 Washington Academy Raiders in Class B quarterfinal action at the Cross Insurance Center on Friday night.
Caribou spread the floor for much of the second half, controlling the ball and staying in front of the Raiders, eventually finishing off WA in a 51-44 win.
The Vikings opened up a 10-point lead early in the 3rd quarter. Washington Academy was able to cut the lead to 5 points with less than a minute left, but was forced to foul in the waning seconds of the game. Senior guard Donovan Savage converted 9 of 10 free throws in the 4th quarter, sealing the win for the No. 6 Vikings.
Savage finished with 18 points for the Vikings, who despite their seeding, has been pegged as a potential Cinderella story in Class B.
"I feel like we're finally starting to click as a team," Savage said after the game.
Ricky Sheldon added 11 for the Vikings and Gabriel Massey had 10 points.
Wshington Academy was led by Janko Stojanovic with 15 points, 13 of which came in the 4th quarter.