On Sunday, March 24, the Garden Homes Lutheran School Vikings (24th and Roosevelt- Milwaukee) secured the National Lutheran Basketball Tournament of Champions crown with a 39-35 victory over Central Lutheran of New Haven, IN. Earlier victories over Lutheran Interparish School of Williamsburg, IA (69-51), Risen Savior Lutheran School of Mankato, MN (46-31), Holy Cross Lutheran School of Ft. Wayne, IN (53-26), and Faith Lutheran School of Las Vegas, NV (45-42 OT), got GHLS to the championship game. The tournament, hosted at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN, brings Lutheran grade school basketball teams from all over America to compete against each other. The GHLS Vikings qualified for the national tournament by winning the Wisconsin State Championship on March 3. They ended their 2012-13 basketball season with a 27 wins, 1 loss record.