After a devastating loss in the Bergen County Jamboree tournament, the Indians looked to get back on track on Tuesday night, when they hosted Demarest, but their hopes were quickly dashed with a devastating 65-64 loss.
Pascack Valley got off to a slow start in the first half, as they trailed 36-22 at halftime. The Indians were not out of the game, however, as they came out of the locker room at halftime with a new energy. Valley was able to outscore the Norsemen by ten points, 21-11, in the third quarter, cutting the Demarest lead to just four.
The Indians outscored the Norsemen again in the fourth quarter, but Demarest's first half lead proved to be insurmountable, as the Valley comeback fell short by the slimmest of margins. Demarest went 15 for 16 at the line in the fourth quarter to help fend off the surging Indians.
Junior Alex Lin led the way for the Indians with 21 points on eight field goals. Senior guard Matt Vasel contributed 12 points, while fellow Senior Matt Domville added 11 points. Both teams were very potent from behind the arc, as the two teams combined to hit 19 three pointers.
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With the loss, Pascack Valley fell to 2 games below .500 at 8-10. Despite coming up short last night, the Indians still managed to split their season series with the Norsemen, thanks to 53-45 win in Demarest at the end of December.
The Indians will look to get back to their winning ways when they host Tenafly tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.