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LaBrae wins, but Vikings seek more

By Brian Yauger-Tribune Chronicle, 02/09/19, 10:15AM EST


BROOKFIELD — LaBrae has struggled with consistency all season according to coach Chad Kiser. They may not have found it in Brookfield Friday night, but they did find a win as they defeated the Warriors, 74-39, for their 12th win in 13 games.

“We get real complacent and that’s dangerous,” Kiser said. “Especially at this time of year, as you’re getting ready for tournaments. You have to have focus no matter who you’re playing. No matter what quarter it is, no matter what the score is. Right now a big concern is that complacency and consistency.”

The Vikings (15-3, 9-2 All-American Conference, Blue Tier), despite finishing the game with a huge win, trailed early and throughout the first quarter struggled to put points on the board. That came from weak shot selection and overall coming out flat, according to Kiser.

“I thought we were sluggish in the first half,” he said. “We came out a little flat, just tried to shoot 3s against the zone instead of moving the ball. I think our first five or six shots were all 3s before we started to go inside-out.

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All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.