Vikings Basketball 2017-18 Season
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
2017-2018 Boys Basketball Team
2017-2018 Boys Basketball Team
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Fighting Till the End

Our Vikings put up a heck of a fight last night, but came up short in a 55-48 overtime loss to Dripping Springs in the bi-district playoffs.  Seniors Martez Barron, Tajik Bartholomew, Davion Buster, Michael Coleman, Quinte Gibson, and Sammy Roach finished their senior year with a 22-win season, 4 consecutive trips to the playoffs and Lanier's first district championship in 30 years.  Please congratulate these young men on representing our school with class, toughness and pride.  They will be greatly missed, but their positive impact will remain for years to come.  


Fresh off a 22- win regular season and a District Championship our Vikings are headed to the Bi-District Playoffs.  Tuesday, 2/20, the Vikings will match up with the Dripping Springs Tigers.  The game tips off at 6:00 @ Lehman High School.  Come out and show off your Viking Pride!

McCallum 88-76

Our Vikings pushed their district record to 9-1 Friday night with a 88-76 win over McCallum.  Dynamite Davey Buster broke his own scoring record with a scintillating career high 58 points.  Tajik Majik Bartholomew added another double digit scoring night with 13 points.  Colby Francis (8), and Buffalo Bandit Martez Barron (7) helped pile up the points along with a dash of Lousiana Hot Sauce from Keldrick Gorham chipping in 2 points.  Senior Night is this Friday on the Viking Ship with another big district game against Reagan.  Come out and watch the Seniors give it their all in the final home game for our soon-to-be graduates.  

20 Times the Fun - Crockett 75-63

Our Vikings, armed with the dual coaching wizardry of local legends Justin Beaman and Jon Ortiz, notched win number 20 on the season with a 75-63 win over the Crockett Cougars.  I know you're thinking, "Sure, how tough can it be to take down a South Austin Cougar on a Tuesday night?"  But, my friend, that is when they are at their most ferocious.  Leading scorers Dynamite Davey Buster (35), Marine Mike Coleman (13), and Tajik Majik Bartholomew (12) all chipped in double digit scoring nights. The Buffalo Bandit Martez Barron (5), Colby Francis (5), and De'jon Swist (3) rounded out the scoring for the Viks.  Friday night the Vikings are back to defend the Ship against playoff hopeful McCallum.  Come out and catch the excitement.

LBJ 75-60

Our Vikings came up BIG Friday night in front of a standing room only crowd with a 75-60 win over L.B.J. The boys gave a tremendous effort with both their energy and focus to bring home the victory. The win puts the Viks on top of the district standing with a 6-0 record. Please congratulate team members Martez Barron, Justin Walls, De'jon Swist, Davion Buster, Michael Coleman, Quinte Gibson, Tajik Bartholomew, Keldrick Gorham, Colby Francis, Sammy Roach, and Malik Kelsey on their accomplishment. Special shoutout to our very own Justin Beaman and Jon Ortiz who provided advanced scouting aplenty, insight, and keys to victory to put the Viks over the top. Fans of the Game goes to the entire Lanier community, who came out loud and proud to create an electric atmopsphere that Statesman reporter Thomas Jones compared to a SXSW crowd. Tuesday the Viks travel to Austin High, then it's back on the Viking Ship Friday vs Travis. Come out and support this special group of young men. 

Reagan 68-65

Our Vikings pulled off a thrilling 68-65 victory over the Reagan Raiders last night to stay undefeated in district.  The win sets up a first place showdown with LBJ Friday night on the Viking Ship.  Come out and show your support on what it sure to be another exciting district matchup.


St. Michaels 75-60

Our Vikings picked up win number 16 on the season last night with a 75-60 victory over the St. Michaels Crusaders.  Dynamite Davey Buster hit for a game high 39 points as he continues to rewrite the AISD record books.  The Buffalo Bandit Martez Barron, Tajik Majik Bartholomew, and Marine Mike Coleman all contributed 8 point games.  Big men Colby Francis (5) and De'jon Swist (4) helped control the paint for the Viks, and Agent Q3 Quinte Gibson, once again brought the fans to their feet, with his deadly from distance shooting adding another made 3-pointer to his growing resume.  Next week the Viks travel to Reagan Tuesday, then host the LBJ Jaguars in a Friday night first place showdown.  Come one, come all.


McCallum 53-36

Our Vikings picked up the road win at McCallum last night with a 53-36 victory over the Knights.  Dynamite Davion Buster (28) and Tajik Majik Bartholmew (16) led the way scoring for the Vikings once again.  Sammy Roach (4), Michael Coleman (3 points, 6 rebounds), Martez Barron (7 rebounds, 5 assists), and Colby Francis (2 points, 9 rebounds) provided the punch to put the Viks over the top.  The Viking Tough Belt is handed to Michael Coleman for his outstanding toughness and effort.  Fan of the Game goes to Viking lead singer Ryan Hopkins (feel free to insert suck up comment) for his loud and proud Viking fandom in the hostile McCallum gym. 


Crockett 81-62

Friday night our Vikings picked up a third straight district victory with 81-62 win over Crockett.  Dynamite Davion Buster (28) and Tajik Magic Bartholomew (23) both finished with 20 point scoring game.  The Buffalo Bandit Martez Baron also had double digits with 11.  Colby Francis (7), De'jon Swist (6), Sammy Roach (2), and Mike Coleman (2) added to the scoreboard for the Viks.  The night was closed out with another crowd frenzy inducing basket from Agent Q3 Quinte Gibson.


Travis 78-61

Last night our Vikings picked up win number 13 on the season and started district play 2-0 with a 78-61 win over Travis.  Little Dynamite Davion Buster registered a team high 35 points, 7 assists and 4 steals to lead the way.  Tajik Magic Bartholomew poured in 20 points.  Colby Francis (11 points, 8 rebounds) and De'jon Swist (7 points, 9 rebounds) helped to control the backboards and played big in the victory.  The Buffalo Bandit Martez Barron (3) and Sammy Roach (2) rounded out the scoring.  Friday night is another big district match up for the Viks when the Crockett Cougars come up north to the Viking Ship.  Varsity game tips at 8:00.  Come out and show your support.


Austin 70-63

Our Vikings opened district play last night with a nail-biter.  Down one point going into the fourth quarter, several Viks stepped up to make clutch shots in a 70-63 win over Austin High.  The Buffalo Bandit Martez Barron strolled into the night time wearing the coveted Viking Tough Player of the Game Belt as his delivered 3 3-pointers with a 9 point, 7 assist night.  Grammar wiz Colby Francis had a monster night on the glass with 17 rebounds, along with 8 points, and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.  Little Dynamite Davion Buster (27 points, 5 assists), Tajik Majik Bartholomew (13 points, 4) and Marine Mike Coleman (13 points) all registered double digit scoring nights and kept the Viking Ship a-rockin'.  Fan of the Game goes to Viking Legend Khalil Lewis.  Although he will never be close to as cool as his dad, he was still able to bring his understated charisma and fashion game to the contest.



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