Season’s end split second shots

DVC Men’s recap


Andrew Barber

Justin Yeargin (20) tries to drive past Modesto’s forward on Feb. 21, 2014. The Vikings won 75-66 in their final season home game getting them into the playoffs.

With an overall record of 545-215 Steve Coccimiglio and the Vikings had an up and down 2014 season finishing (28-14). Due to a lot of injuries. Connor Jean is the captain and second leading scorer and has been out, A.B Najee has been out for two weeks due to a torn hamstring. But the Vikings managed to stay strong and  play with a lot of heart and make it to the playoffs. The Vikings (8-6, 20-8) received the #17 seed in the North, and matched up in the first round of the playoffs against conference rival #16 San Joaquin Delta (8-6, 14-12). Unfortunately the Vikings lost to #16 San Joaquin Delta 62-58.

This year’s team has been a predominantly  sophomore based team. With sophmore players leaving, like Connor Jean, A.B. Najee, Justin Yeargin, Kunle Fashola, Devon Pouncey, John Ocon and  Tom Witzel, it’s going to be pretty hard finding players to fill in their positions. But with a great winning history and a championship won in 2010-2011 season the Vikings recruiting for those positions should be filled quick with great talented players to help out the returning players coming back such as Jermaine Edmonds, Joe McNiff and last but not least Freshman guard Eric Ellis.

With them hopefully stepping up next year and learning from the sophomore players they currently played with the Vikings should return healthier and stronger than ever.

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