MILLBURY — Sometimes it is just as good to give as receive and Evergreen did both as the Vikings had assists on 23 of their 27 field goals in a 64-47 win at Lake Tuesday night in non-league boys basketball.
The Vikes are now 12-9 on the season. Dylan Wiley had 16 points for Lake (2-19), including three 3-point goals.
Caleb Tobias scored 12, Matthew Perry scored seven, Preston Snyder scored four points, Brandon Darr and Myles Lowe scored three points apiece, and Jack Caughorn added two points for the Flyers. Perry had two triples.
The Flyers had just eight turnovers and were 5-for-8 from the free throw line, but Evergreen had the lead the entire game, up 12-8 after one quarter, 31-24 at halftime and 41-31 entering the final stanza.
“I think this was a good game for us, because we shared the ball so well,” Viking coach Jerry Keifer explained. “We played everybody who was on the bench and anytime you can do that it makes for a happy bus ride home.
Eli Keifer found Drew Gillen and Riley Dunbar four times for layups in the first to help give Evergreen a 12-8 lead at the quarter break.
Corner triples from Dunbar and Tyson Woodring boosted the Vikings up 22-14 with 4:43 to go in the half but Wiley scored for Lake to chop the margin to five.
Mason Emmitt’s two baskets, one of them a long distance 3-pointer, around a Brandon Darr three-ball for Lake put the Vikings in the locker room up seven.
Keifer then went off in the third, going 4-4 from the field, including a pair from outside the arc to propel the Vikings up 41-28.
Woodring found Keifer on a cut to the rim, then Gillen slicing through the key to maintain a double-digit lead heading into the fourth.
Again Woodring found Keifer down the baseline for his 10th assist on the evening, then Emmitt hit Dunbar at the rim to rocket the Vikes ahead 57-43 where Evergreen coasted in from that point.
After going scoreless in the first quarter, Keifer tallied 24 points with eight assists.
Dunbar and Gillen each had a double-double, Dunbar getting 13 points and 10 boards, Gillen scoring 10 to go with his 10 rebounds.