Vail Christian boys basketball team breaks school record against Soroco


— Fans and the team watched as Vail Christian posted a single-game school record for points in the Saints boys’ 85-57 win against Soroco. “That was pretty cool,” Vail Christian sophomore Zach Linder said. “All the guys on the bench were pretty stoked that all the JV guys got to be a part of that.”

It was speed versus size in the boys game, and the former won.

The Saints’ quickness as well as a half-court press got the Rams in foul trouble.

Soroco had 10 team fouls with 5:45 left in the first half.

“We were very concerned about their quickness,” Soroco coach Andy Johnson said. “I thought we neutralized well for 2 1/2 quarters. Then we got back in foul trouble.”

With three of Soroco’s starters with four fouls early in the third, the Saints ran wild, including Robby Bowles who got the hot touch in the third.

He canned four shots from beyond the arc in such a fashion that most of the players on the Saints bench had their arms in the air when the sophomore kept putting them up.

Bowles finished with 29 points. Fernando Hernandez had 18, Linder had 14, Teller Emmer had 8 and Gunnar Wilson had 7.

Nic Paxton and Ben Strait topped the Rams (2-5) with 12 points.


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