The Merritt Secondary School senior basketball teams hosted the Valleyview Vikes on Wednesday of last week.

The senior girls’ game was just 6-5 for Valleyview after one quarter, but the visitors eventually pulled away to a 44-19 victory.

Top scorers for Merritt were guard Jaycee Chenier with 10 points and post player Fallon Fosbery with five.

The MSS boys’ team started out with great intensity against their Valleyview opponents, effectively beating the full court press. They were only down 19-16 after the first quarter.

The provincially-ranked Vikes were just too strong as the game wore on, eventually winning 73-44.

Leading MSS scorers were Ben McNiven and Levi Loewen, each with 12 points.