Vikings, Lady Vikings end first semester with losses to Paris, Texas

Behind a 42-26 second half, the Paris (Texas) Junior College Dragons won 71-58 over the Carl Albert State College Vikings Saturday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.Despite having three players scoring in double figures, the Lady Vikings lost 75-57 to the 18th-ranked Paris Lady Dragons in the first game on Saturday afternoon.The Vikings will open the second half of their 2011-12 season at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 against West Plains, Mo., then will play Whiteman (Mo.) Air Force Base at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 in the New Years Classic in West Plains, Mo.The Lady Vikings will not hit the hardwood until a 6 p.m. contest Jan. 9, 2012, against archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College in an Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.