Wells made four of his long-ranged shots in the first quarter, but it was his fifth make of the night with 5:12 left in the second quarter that gave the Maroons a 24-22 lead and they would never trail again.
“We just got hit with a bunch of 3s and you feel like you have to do something different,’’ Houpt said.
Unfortunately for the Vikings, the changes came as the Maroons scored 32 of the next 40 points.
The poor night for the Danville program wasn’t just limited to the varsity contest. The Vikings also lost the JV game, 56-39 to the Maroons.
“This night felt bad from the JV all the way up,’’ Houpt said. “This is the first time, that it was not a good product from the top down — from me all the way down to the players on the JV.’’
Danville senior Jarhed Watson scored 12 of his team-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as he made four straight 3-pointers after the game was already decided, while senior Denzel Smith, who didn’t start because he missed practice this week with an illness, finished with 15 points off the bench. Junior Aubrey Duncan had a game-high eight rebounds in the losing cause.
In the JV contest, Jordan Cunningham had a team-high 13 points.
Danville will attempt to turn things around tonight with a make-up game against Decatur MacArthur. The JV game will begin at 6 p.m. and the varsity contest is tentatively set for 7:30.