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Shakamak defeats Barr-Reeve 58-53
By  Louie Kavanaugh Jr.
   The Barr-Reeve Vikings lost for just the third time this year as they fell to Shakamak 58-53 at Jasonville on Friday night. The Vikings were plagued with errors and foul trouble and Shakamak took full advantage to pull out the win. Barr-Reeve trailed nearly the entire game the score was 17-14 after one quarter, they were down by 6 at halftime 29-23, but cut the margin to three after three quarters at 38-35, and after taking a one point lead in the fourth fell by a final score of 58-53.  
   After BR came back and took a 1-point lead at 43-42 in the fourth period, Shakamak tied the score on a free throw. Then Billy Newton of Shakamak scored three straight baskets to put the Lakers up by six. Barr-Reeve did come back and Willie Helms hit a 3-pointer to cut the margin to three. With a few seconds remaining Trey Hughes fired up a 3-pointer that would have tied the game and send it to overtime, but it was in and out. BR then fouled and the Lakers hit two free throws for the final margin.  
   Barr-Reeve turned the ball over 18 times on the night, which was probably a season high for the Vikings. Shakamak committed just 8 turnovers and did a much better job of taking care of the ball.  
   Trey Hughes led the Vikings with 18 points on three 3-pointers and was 3-3 from the line. Christian Duncheon was also in double figures with 10 points. Duncheon picked up his second foul with 3:08 left in the first period and he spent a considerable time on the bench after that. In fact, by halftime, BR had three players (Christian Duncheon, Brandon Graber, and Trey Hughes) with two fouls each. Rounding out the scoring was Brandon Graber with 9 points, Ashton Wagler with 8 points on two 3-pointers, Jonathon Gingerich with 5 points on one 3-pointer, and Willie Helms with one 3-pointer.
    The Vikings hit 8-12 from the line and Shakamak was 17-24 as BR was whistled for 21 fouls to Shakamak’s 11. The Lakers started two 6’8” players and one 6’7” player and the leading scorer, Billy Newton, who scored 28 points on the night, was 6’4”. BR hit seven 3-pointers and Shakamak scored one, but with the height advantage for the Lakers they were able to go inside and did not have to depend on the outside shooting.  
  With the loss Barr-Reeve falls to 12-3 and Shakamak improves to 11-5.  
  In the junior varsity contest, Barr-Reeve improved to 11-0 on the season with a 39-23 win. BR led at halftime 18-11 and was up after three quarters 32-20. They increased that margin to 16 for a final score of 39-23 
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