Vikings overcome slow start at Elmira, 49-38


Siuslaw sophomore Braydon Thornton

Siuslaw's Braydon Thornton, Jacob Foskett and Brody Terry combined for 40 points Friday to lead the Vikings to a 49-38 victory at Elmira in Sky-Em League boys basketball.

Thornton had a game-high 17, Foskett 13 and Terry 10. Christian Davis had 12 and Keaton Warner 11 for Elmira.

Siuslaw improved to 4-5 in league play and 10-13 overall. Elmira is 2-7 and 6-16.

The Vikings host Junction City on Tuesday on senior recognition night at Glenn Butler Court.

Siuslaw has two seniors on its roster, Caleb Hennessee and Kiger Johnson.

Elmira scored the final seven points of the first quarter and the first basket of the second quarter to take a nine-point lead, 15-6.

Siuslaw went on a 16-3 run to help build a four-point lead at halftime, 26-22.

The Vikings increased the lead to seven through three periods, 35-28. Elmira got as close as six, 42-36.

Siuslaw scored its final seven points from the free-throw line to secure the win.

In other league games, Marist Catholic won at Marshfield, 73-65, and Junction City beat visiting Cottage Grove, 66-63.




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