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Vale uses big second half of offense to seal state playoff win over Amity

Vale's John Wolfe (4) drives toward the key during second half action against Amity. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – On a night when Amity shut down two of Vale’s most potent offensive weapons, the Vikings collected big games from Colton Stepleton and Kade Kurata to help post a 60-42 victory in a first-round playoff contest.

The Vale victory sends the Vikings to the Class 3A state tournament at North Bend High School. The Vikings (10-0, 20-5) will face No. 3-ranked Dayton (5-1, 18-7) Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Amity (12-11) kept the game close throughout the first half, but the Vikings established jurisdiction midway through the third quarter and never looked back.

The Warriors managed to keep Vale’s Diesel Johnson and John Wolfe . . .