When Minneota’s B squad came back from a deficit at halftime to beat Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, 52-47 Thursday night, it seemed to be an omen.
Despite holding just a 10-point, 32-22 lead at the half, the Minneota Vikings came on strong and defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Tuesday night, 79-45.
As exciting as the boys win over Ortonville was Monday night, well, the girls game went in the opposite direction.
This is test week.
This team may be 14-1 and on a collision-course with history. They may just exceed all the records of any Minneota High School Boys' Basketball team.
“You proved to me tonight you can play defense,” Coach Chad Johnston told his players after they’d defeated Class A’s No. eight-ranked Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles, 67-61.
Assistant Coaches Dale Kockelman and Al Panka were livid with the style of play Pipestone used in a 64-50 Viking win over the Arrows Monday night.
Like a gunfighter at a shootout, the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks fired at a 47 percent clip from the field and hit nine three-pointers to snap an 11-game win streak by the Minneota Vikings, 73-67.