YORK Vikings earned their first National League division four win in three attempts with an 84-72 victory at home to Barrow.

The hosts dominated proceedings against a side who had travelled a fair distance in the snow to meet a Vikings side in good form.

Olly Scott and Russ Quinn played with a high intensity, while the ever-dependable captain Daniele Cucchi provided numerous assists as the first half closed with the Vikings up by 14 points.

Barrow went on a bit of a run as the second period started, but they were ultimately unable to handle the three-point shooting from James Jackson and Quinn.

As the game wore on and fatigue set it, the Vikings were wearing down their opponents, who sat in a zone defence for much of the remainder of the game, and Adam Wright took advantage, scoring a number of lay-ups and brought his total for the game to 22, while Kev Bishop blocked seven shots for the game.

The result leaves the Vikings in sixth spot ahead of the visit of third-placed Kingston Panthers in the final game of the year.

York Vikings head coach Rich Weeks said: “Back to winning ways this week after some disappointing results, this team is very talented and we can finish high up the table.”