Vikings stun Manuel Arts |

Vikings stun Manuel Arts

South Tahoe scored one of the biggest upsets of the early season when the Vikings (2-5) beat Manuel Arts of Los Angeles 74-71 in overtime in the opening round of the Amador Valley Invitational Tournament on Thursday in Pleasanton, Calif.

The Vikings scored only 21 points in the first half, so head coach Derek Allister started five reserves to open the second half. Joe Singh, David Williams, Aaron Shively, Andy Mora and Christian Piol proved to be the spark STHS needed.

“I knew they would play hard,” Allister said.

The reserves brought the Vikings back into game, and Allister brought his starters back into the game.

South Tahoe hung around until the very end when Matt Connelly hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left to send the game into overtime. The Vikings never looked back as they controlled the extra period.

Connelly led the Vikings with 20 points, Clint Joaquin had 13, Mora had 10 and Shively eight.

South Tahoe advanced into the winners’ bracket to face St. Francis of Mountain View on Friday.

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