[Mary Beth Nolan]
The 6-foot-5 Preston, a University of Chicago commit, came out strong, setting the tone with nine points in the first quarter to give the Vikings (14-11, 4-7) a 13-6 lead that they would not relinquish despite a late rally by the Bulldogs (13-12, 4-7).
“This win was amazing, especially since this is our last game here and they beat us at home,” Preston. “I cannot express how great this was. I think this gives us a huge boost, especially going into regionals. We still have three conference games left, have to still get seeded, so this helps us.”
The Vikings built a double-digit lead in the third quarter, capped by a strong drive for a left-handed layup by Preston.
“Josh Preston was outstanding, just attacking the rim and still playing strong despite getting early fouls,” Geneva coach Scott Hennig said.