Indians fall to Vikings

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Joseph Graziano (11) plays defense against a Valparaiso opponent. Graziano played a big part in the game.

Olivia Oster

On Jan. 22, the boys varsity basketball team took on a DAC competitor, the Valpo Vikings. The Indians lost with an ending score of 66-53, but the boys fought until the end.

“I think there is room for improvement after coming off a loss. I think we did a better job with our transition defense and we ran invert motion a lot better, but both of those things need improvement. Really it was just a toughness thing, they came out a little tougher than we did,” Frank Dijak (12) said.

Toward the end of the first quarter the Indians were digging a hole with a score of 16-6, but there was no doubt in their minds that they were still “all in this together.”

“We tried to get some more motion in our offense. We were a little stationary in the first quarter, [but] we tried to move a little more and get some more action in offense,” Dijak said.

Throughout the week, the Indians adjusted their practices in order to prepare for the Vikings.

“We prepared for their player, [Conner] TenHove, a talented center for them, and we also focused on closing out on their shooters,” Joseph Graziano (11) said.