Boys Hoops: Parma uses straight shooting to down Vale

Vale's Kade Haueter powers toward the basket during a non-league game against Parma Dec. 15. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Parma’s Jared Nelson poured in 24 points – including five three-pointers – to lead the Panther’s past Vale 61-41 Saturday in a non-league boys’ basketball contest.

“That’s a very good team,” Vale Coach Colby Shira said of the Panthers.

Saturday’s matchup capped a busy week for the Vikings. On Dec. 11, Vale fell to Melba 39-25 before rolling past Payette, 53-35 last Thursday.

Saturday afternoon, Kade Haueter paced the Vikings with 13 points while teammate Tanner Hamilton chipped in 12.

The Panthers used a big scoring spurt in the second quarter to take control of the game.

“They got hot and played really well . . .