Vikings run out of steam against Umatilla

Vale’s John Wolfe (No. 4) goes in for a lay in during first half action against Umatilla Saturday night in Vale. The Vikings lost 63-47. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – The Vale boys varsity basketball team emerged from weekend play with mixed results. 

Friday night the Vikings won a close 45-41 decision against Riverside but fell 63-47 to Umatilla Saturday night.

Vale (4-4) started strong against Umatilla, taking a 10-2 lead midway through the first frame but Umatilla called a timeout and then rallied on offense and defense to push ahead 20-10 at the end of the stanza.

Umatilla (5-3) never trailed again and led 33-21 at halftime.

“We did it with defense tonight,” said Umatilla coach Scott Bow.

John Wolfe led Vale . . .