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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Humboldt Topples USJ

The Humboldt Vikings put in a lot of work this past offseason in preparation for a strong run throughout the season and into tournament play.

 

The hard work was put on display Tuesday night as they led the University School of Jackson from start to finish on their way to a 91-77 victory.

 

"This was a big win tonight for our guys," Humboldt coach Ron Abernathy said. "USJ is a very good team and a very good program. They are always good, and they always have some really good players.

 

"This was a nice win for us to start the season."

 

Humboldt started the game quickly as R.J. Abernathy started the game with a three. A few moments later, Anthony Jones followed up with a dunk off a turnover. Jones led the Vikings with 14 points in the opening quarter en route to a game-high 36 points

 

"We worked this offseason on everyone contributing to wins," Abernathy said. "Even though Anthony had 36 and Kortland Martin had 24 points, we still had everyone contributing in one way or the other. We worked on distributing the ball and just playing team ball."

 

The Vikings had contributions from everyone that touched the floor.

 

"We also had several young kids that played really well for us tonight," Abernathy said. "Our young kids are going to be really good. We have five seniors on the team, but have a few that are out with injuries. It was good to see everyone contributing like they did tonight."

 

Despite the quick start by the Vikings, the Bruins, who were without a few players that are still with the football team, hung around for the majority of the game.

 

The Bruins were led by Brandon Craig with 16 points. They will travel to Bradford on Saturday for their second half of fame game.

 

The Vikings will host Covington on Friday.

 

"I am just hoping for us to get better every game," Abernathy said. "If we just focus on getting better every game, we are going to be fine."

 Jarred WalkerCarlton ChildsAnthony Jones Joshua GlennKortland Martin

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