Long-range shooting carries Vikes past Astros
St. Laurence went the distance last Tuesday night by moving farther away from the basket.
The Vikings attempted plenty of shots inside the 3-point arc against visiting Shepard, of course, but they fired off just as many from beyond it and attained an equal amount of success. Four 3s, deposited by a quartet of players, got St. Laurence off and running in the first period, and the 16-8 lead it held put the Astros in chase mode almost from the get-go.
Shepard narrowed a double-digit gap to six points late in the third stanza, but two Vikings buckets — one of them a 3-ball — sandwiched an Astros turnover and created an 11-point cushion for the hosts by the break. From there, St. Laurence completed its run to a 62-56 win.