“I missed a couple of shots early,” Christensen said. “But I knew I needed to shoot so I did and once I hit the first three-pointer, it felt good and so I kept looking for my shot.”
Viewmont and Titans entered the halftime break knotted at 15 points each.
“We knew we had to be more aggressive,” Christensen said. “So we did that in the second half.”
Viewmont came out firing and outscored Syracuse 20-12 in the third quarter to take what appeared to be a comfortable lead at 35-27. The Titans made this a night to remember as they came right back at the Vikings with a 23-19 fourth quarter but were turned away at the end of the contest.
“I was getting great screens and the whole team just played real well together,” Christensen said. “It was a good win.”
Kyle DeHart was also in double digits with 12 points.
The win keeps Viewmont in the driver’s seat for the third seed out of Region 1 behind Davis and Clearfield. Tonight’s game at home against Northridge has massive state playoff implications. The Vikings are battling to keep the third seed and a win almost definitely locks that up. A loss, however, could drop Viewmont into a tie for fourth place and a coin toss for the final two spots out to the Region and a possible first round state game against a number one team out of another Region.
“ I like the fact that we’re playing this last game at home,” Christensen said. “We have great fans and we’re all real comfortable at home. We’ve been playing well there.”
The Vikings have only one Region loss on the season on their home court.
“It will be weird when that game is over and we seniors know we are done playing at Viewmont,” Christensen said. “It’s been a big part of our lives for a long time and it’s gone by real fast.”