Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Vikings Able To Defeat Los Alamos by Slowing Game Down.

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

The Valley Vikings might not have been firm believers in the strategy proposed by head coach Joe Coleman and staff in preparing for their Thursday night basketball game against Los Alamos.

But you can bet the Vikes have more faith in the ol' chalkboard after pulling out a 56-53 victory at home over the Hilltoppers.

Eschewing their fast-break run-and-gun reputation against their taller opponents, the Vikings built up a 31-17 lead at the end of the first half.

The method? Of all things, it was a spread-weave offense that sent Valley (5-6) towards the double-digit advantage.

"I think today, I give it, everything, up to my team and to the coaches. …

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