Vikings cruise past Bulldogs

Published: Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 05:29 PM.

“You shoot well and good things happen,” McDaniel said.

 On a night when the whistles dictated the game’s slow pace, Crestview (9-11, 1-6) also got to the line consistently. But the charity stripe wasn’t so charitable to the Bulldogs.

 The Bulldogs shot just 10 for 28, a figure that Crestview coach Kathy Combest said was unacceptable.

“We didn’t make our free throws,” she said. “We made 12 of 28 and you can’t do that in high school basketball. You have to at least shoot over 50 percent.”

While free throws dictated the night, it was 3-pointers that told the story early on. The Vikings hit three in the opening quarter, O’Neal poured in eight points and their defense forced 10 Crestview turnovers en route to a 15-8 lead.

 Megan O’Neal and McNabb added a pair of treys to open the second quarter and then the Vikings expanded the lead at the free throw line.

 In fact, the Vikings didn’t even knock down their first two-point shot until 12 minutes into the game, but that meant little with them making 18 trips to the line in the quarter to build a 43-22 halftime lead.

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