SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif - Round 1 of the playoffs went to the Vikings.
A strong fourth-quarter led the Vikings to a 66-54 quarterfinal win over Fallon at South Tahoe High School, Tuesday.
The Green Wave held their own against the veteran Vikings, a team stacked with 11 seniors.
South Tahoe led 29-27 at halftime, but Fallon charged out in the third quarter.
Fallon went on a nine-point unanswered run to open the second half and take a 36-29 lead.
But South Tahoe's Brandon Cramer started chipping away at Fallon's momentum; forcing a turnover and bringing the game back within two-points.
Behind Cramer, the Vikings climbed back to a 44-39 lead by the end of the third.
South Tahoe used the momentum to power through the fourth quarter. The Vikings outscored Fallon 22-15 to end it and cement their trip to the semifinals.
Cramer led the Vikings with 24 points and a 9-of-12 2-point performance.
For a more detailed report check back online or check out Friday's paper. Tyler Sharp was next with 11 points, and Hayden Bronken contributed 7 boards.
South Tahoe will travel to Wooster on Friday for semifinals.
For a more detailed report check back online or check out Friday's paper.
South Tahoe 16 13 15 22 - 66
Fallon 13 14 12 15 - 54