Basketball Vikings beaten twice

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MHERST - It was a tough opening weekend for the Amherst Vikings basketball team, dropping a pair of exhibition games in Rothesay, N.B.
The Vikings' first loss came against Kenebecasis Valley, 65-52.
Amherst trailed by five at the half, and the difference in the game was the inability of the Vikings to handle the full court pressure of the hosts.
Co-captain Richard Hope, top player of the game, lead his team with 16 points, followed by Ryan Budd and Sammy Mohamad with 14 points each, C.J. Curtis with five and Kevin Lepage with three.
Coach Reg Caulfield was pleased with the offensive and defensive systems of the Vikings.
"The team was very competitive. However, the players' lack of experience at this level of play was exposed," he said.
"The team will improve every game and will be able to contend at year's end."
The second game, played back-to-back, saw Oromocto jump out to an early 19-3 lead but was lucky to escape with a victory, needing a three-point play with less than 20 seconds in the game.
Oromocto defeated Amherst 71-67.
Budd was named player of the game with 27 points.
Hope followed with 20 points, while Lepage added eight, Dylan Rushton added six, Curtis three, Mohamad two and David Manuel with one.
The Vikings will host Springhill High School today at 4 p.m.

Organizations: Amherst Vikings, Springhill High School

Geographic location: Rothesay, Kenebecasis Valley

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  • Matt
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    I have the honour of playing along side ryan budd on the senior vikings this year and i honestly have to say.... he is a different player this year so opposing teams better prepare for the heat!