Haslett onto Districts against Grand Ledge

Story: Kyle Looney, Staff Writer

Time for the hard work and determination of a whole season to be shown on the court. It’s playoff time, the Vikings are going up against the Grand Ledge Comets in a MHSAA district clash. The Vikes have had one wild and exciting season so far and look to win districts, with the pursuit of a state championship in mind . Vikings have been battling injuries all season but now everyone is ready to fight for a district title. With the Comets being (15-6) and the Vikings being (11-10), looks to be a great game of playoff basketball.

At halftime, Vikings are down 35-19. Senior Jake Tahaney has drove the ball well into the paint. Senior Luke Sleeper kept the score close with multiple scores including a couple threes. The Vikes got into foul trouble and coughed the ball up too much this quarter. Vikings need this game to change immediately to keep its playoffs hopes in sight. The Comets went on an 11-0 run in the half to keep the score distant in double digits.

Over with the third, the Vikings trail 48-32. Haskett will need a big push to bring it within a win. The shots haven’t fallen this quarter as much as they have most of season. Senior Darek Wroblak put pressure on the Grand Ledge defense by pushing the ball well and dishing out assists to help bring the Vikes back, but the team is still down by 16, with potentially the last quarter of the season in sight. 

Final, 68-49 as the Comets pull away from the Vikings. Sleeper hit huge multiple threes to cut the score. Senior William Holton pushed on the rebounds and scored a couple baskets to bring in a closer score. Turnovers and missed shots played the major role in the Vikings loss tonight to the Comets. The Comets’ senior guard, Malek Adams helped lead with 27 points. Still amazing effort by all the seniors and teammates to make this hard fought season successful. Holton added 15 points, Wroblak contributed 12 points, and Brandon Allen with 8 points for the Vikings. 

For more information on the schedule, you can find it online at http://www.haslett.k12.mi.us/education/club/club.php?sectionid=149