Atlantic City boys basketball has been on a roll.

They've now won two consecutive Group IV State Championships and haven't stopped there.

The Vikings are in the middle of New Jersey's Tournament of Champions and have a chance to be the best team in the state of New Jersey.

It hasn't been easiest of journeys, either.

They've fallen behind by double digits in each of their last few games to get to this point, but have willed themselves to victories in regulation, single overtime and even a double overtime victory Wednesday night against Point Pleasant Beach.

Two former Vikings called into "The Sportsbash" this week to reminisce about their time playing for Atlantic City and give their best wishes to head coach Gene Allen.

Lou Roe

Starred for the Vikings in the late 80's before attending UMass and being named A-10 player of they year during his time there along side Marcus Camby. Roe went on to the NBA under the Pistons before traveling overseas to play in Europe. Roe is currently an assistant coach for the Minuteman under coach Derek Kellog.

Bobby Martin

Starred at Atlantic City a few years before Roe before going on to be a Pitt Panther. Martin still keeps in touch with coach Allen when he comes back in the area and he talks about the difference he sees in the Atlantic City basketball program then and now. One thing remains the same: the city loves it's hoops and everyone is proud to be a Viking.

--Pete Giordano