Vikes finish with win in San Diego |

Vikes finish with win in San Diego

by David Gignilliat

The South Tahoe boys basketball team ended an up-and-down run in San Diego with an ‘up,’ defeating La Jolla 78-49 on the final day of the Nike Prep Classic.

The Vikings compiled a 2-2 record against some stellar competition in what event promoters hyped as the “largest high school basketball tournament ever.” South Tahoe’s win Wednesday against the San Diego-area squad was the team’s second win in as many days.

The Vikings started the tournament 0-2, falling to Ocean View and Monte Vista; in the Monte Vista game, South Tahoe guard Josh David suffered a shoulder injury, but should be healthy enough to play by next week, said Vikes coach Tom Orlich.

The Vikings first league game is less than a week away, a home date Jan. 6 against Hug. Though South Tahoe won the league title last season and finished third in states, Orlich said he anticipates another tough run.

“We expect everybody in our division to be very competitive,” Orlich said. “

Orlich believes the team’s experience in San Diego has prepared them for what lies ahead.

“We’re seeing all styles of basketball here,” said Orlich, whose Vikes improved to 9-4 with the victory. “I think that will help us when league play starts.”

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