NK Vikings slam dunk the Bulldogs

Monday was a great day for the Bulldogs. Tuesday, not so much.

They were different Bulldogs, of course.

Monday it was Georgia beating Alabama for the national championship in college football.

Tuesday it was the Bulldogs from North Mason getting blasted by the North Kitsap boys basketball team 93-25.

The Vikings jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back – taking an overwhelming 37-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Everything was working for the home team. Their full-court press led to one steal or turnover after another. When North Mason did make it down the court the Vikings tight defense led to forced shots, and North Kitsap was off to the races, scoring seemingly at will with long passes leading to easy layups. When the Vikings missed a shot, which didn’t seem often, they were there to grab the offensive rebound and score almost uncontested inside.

Early on, sophomore guard Cade Orness made two nifty passes inside to Jonas La Tour, who then hit a 3. Harry Davies connected on another 3 for that 14-0 lead.

Orness took over the game for awhile, scoring inside, hitting a 3, then connecting on two explosive dunks after steals – one a 90-degree turn and back-handed flush. Two free throws were sandwiched between the dunks.

Again showing he can pass the ball, too, Orness hit Johny Olmstead inside for another bucket. La Tour and Colton Bower hit 3’s, Olmsted scored after a steal, and La Tour ended the quarter with an inside bucket.

It was more of the same from there, with reserves getting plenty of playing time.