It was a dominant performance on defense for the Kingsburg boys’ basketball team, as the Vikings destroyed Orosi High School 62-26 on Wednesday night.
The blowout win was the team’s first game in the 67th annual Kingsburg Lions Club Classic Tourney, which is hosted by Vikings.
Also, Kingsburg starts the 2017-18 season at 5-2.
Vikings’ head coach Todd Brown appreciated his team’s defensive performance.
“We really wanted to make sure we’re doing the right things on defense,” Brown said. “Creating good habits and just being aggressive without fouling, that’s kind of what we talked about before the game.”
Kingsburg jumped up to a 40-17 lead at halftime, and only allowed three points in the third quarter.
Senior wing Bryce Whiteside led the Vikings in scoring with 11 points, and senior guard Ryan Flippo was second on the team with 10 points.
Before the game, Brown wasn’t sure Flippo would play due to a groin injury, but ended up starting.
“He came out really aggressive,” Brown said. “He said he felt, he came out and took care of business pretty well.”
Last season, the Vikings went 2-6 playing at home; they have reached half of that win total through seven games this year.
“We want to take care of home court, our league is really tough,” Brown said. “Winning at home is something you have to do. We just want to take pride in front of all these people who come out and support us.”
Kingsburg hopes to win its sixth game of the season, as the team will continue play in the Lions Club Classic tournament against Hanford West at 8 p.m. on Thursday.