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Fruitland holds off Vale 34-31

Vale’s Emersyn Johnson drives toward the basket during a non-league contest with Fruitland Saturday in Vale. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

VALE – The Lady Vikings ran out of gas Saturday in a non-league game against Fruitland as the Grizzlies held off two furious Vale rallies to post a 34-31 win.

Less than 24 hours earlier, the Lady Vikings rolled over Homedale 56-18 in a non-league match.

“We are not in good enough shape to play back-to-back nights,” said Viking coach Jason Johnson.

Emmy Johnson paced the Vikings with 11 points against Fruitland.

“We just can’t get it together for four full quarters. We are showing some signs of being all right but we have a hard time being consistent,” said the coach.

The Lady Vikings . . .