From Mark Potts  VALLEY CITY (VCSU) – The Viking and Jimmie basketball teams added another chapter to their storied rivalry Friday night in Valley City.

UJ ended overtime with a 13-5 run Friday, rallying for an 89-86 victory over the Vikings in North Star men’s basketball action. VCSU scored the first five points of overtime, building an 81-76 lead with 3:30 remaining. It would not hold up though as Jamestown hit 3-pointers on three straight possessions and took the lead for good on Jon Purintun’s free throws with 44 seconds to go.

The overtime contest capped two great games during the men’s and women’s doubleheader, both of which went to Jamestown by a combined four points. Jamestown won the women’s game by a score of 53-52.

Valley City State’s men drop to 4-10 overall and 0-4 in the North Star Athletic
Association. Jamestown improves to 11-5 overall and 2-3 in the NSAA.

Up next: Valley City State (4-9, 0-3 NSAA) hosts Presentation College on Saturday for a 3/5 p.m. doubleheader. Jamestown (10-5, 1-3 NSAA) has a break until Dec. 30 when the Jimmies will play an exhibition game at North Dakota State.


VALLEY CITY (VCSU) – A Top 25 matchup lived up to the billing Friday night in Valley City as No. 6 University of Jamestown edged No. 19 Valley City State University, 53-52.

The thrilling game pitted the top two teams in North Star Athletic Association women’s basketball, and at the end of the night it was Jamestown that survived the hard-fought contest unscathed in conference play.

With Jamestown leading 53-50 and nine seconds on the clock, Jimmie senior guard Bryn Woodside missed two free throws which gave the Vikings a chance to force overtime.
Viking guard Kennedy Henningsgard corralled the rebound and raced up the floor to score a quick layup with one second remaining, but Jamestown was able to inbounds the ball and run out the clock for a 53-52 win.

Jamestown takes sole possession of first place in the North Star Athletic
Association, improving to 14-2 overall and 5-0 in the NSAA. The loss is Valley City State’s first of the season as the Vikings fall to 10-1 overall and 3-1 in the NSAA.


Boy’s High School Basketball…

Valley City 62 Kindred 53

Up next for VCHS Boy’s…Tuesday night at home vs West Fargo-Sheyenne.





Boy’s Hockey…

Bismarck Century 8 Jamestown 2

The Jays host Minot Saturday night at 7:30.



Mark Potts

VCSU Sports Information


NAIA women’s basketball played in Valley City.

( After a tough loss Friday night, the Vikings of Valley City State University beat conference opponent Presentation College 71-54 Saturday afternoon. Although close early in the game Valley City State pulled away in the first period and did not trail in the game. The Vikings created a 13-point deficit in the first half. The second half of the game was all Lennon and the Vikings with the team scoring 41 points in the second half compared to 33 points by the Saints.

The Vikings had three players scoring in double figures on the day.  Lexi Lennon’s 25 led the Vikings alongside Kate Williams and Hannah Schlecht scoring 17 and 15, respectively, in the contest. As a team the Vikings shot 41 percent from the field (24-59), 37 percent from 3 (11-30) and 86 percent from the free-throw line (12-14)


Viking Men

( – The Valley City State men’s basketball team ended its four-game conference losing streak Saturday, earning its first NSAA win of the season with a 78-65 victory over Presentation College.The Vikings led the final 27 minutes of the game, taking the lead for good at 23-22 on Jouvon Edison’s basket inside with 6:54 left in the first half. Edison’s bucket sparked a 13-5 run to end the first half as the Vikings led 34-27 at the break and never trailed in the second half. VCSU put the game away for good with a 7-0 spurt late in the game, turning a six-point game into a 70-57 lead with 2:42 to go.

Valley City State improves to 5-10 overall and 1-4 in the NSAA. Presentation College drops to 6-8 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

Valley City State (5-10, 1-4 NSAA) is off until Dec. 29-30 when they travel to Tabor College (Kan.) for games against Tabor and Sterling College. Presentation College (6-8, 1-3 NSAA) travels to Dickinson State on Sunday for a men’s and women’s doubleheader.


Boy’s  High School Hockey

Minot 7, Jamestown 2

Bismarck Century 6, Sheyenne 2



Grand Forks Knightriders 4, Jamestown 2

Bismarck High 11, Williston 0

Fargo North 8, Devils Lake 0


High School Basketball

Carrington 72, Benson County 58

Garrison 67, Hazen 50

Grafton/St. Thomas 73, Central Cass 64

Kindred 58, Napoleon 48

Maple Valley 54, Milnor-North Sargent 42

Minot Bishop Ryan 54, Shiloh Christian 50

New Town 81, Beach 62

Parshall 52, Washburn 37

West Fargo 86, Devils Lake 47

CNDC Tournament
Seventh Place

Towner-Granville-Upham 68, Drake/Anamoose 48

Fifth Place

Harvey-Wells County 63, Rolla 42

Third Place

Rugby 55, New Rockford-Sheyenne 52


St. John 87, Dunseith 71

Lakota Nation Tournament (Paha Sapa Bracket)
Seventh Place

Standing Rock 73, Crazy Horse, S.D. 42

Roughrider Tournament
Seventh Place

Heart River 50, Richardton-Taylor 36

Fifth Place

Killdeer 57, New England 54

Velva Tournament
Seventh Place

Surrey 55, Glenburn 29

Fifth Place

Underwood 50, South Prairie 44

Third Place

Nedrose 63, Kenmare 37


Minot Our Redeemer’s 54, Velva/Sawyer 36


Bismarck St. Mary’s 81, Williston 41

Grafton/St. Thomas 62, Central Cass 45

Hettinger/Scranton 70, Lemmon, S.D. 59

Hillsboro/Central Valley 54, Northern Cass 19

Lisbon 45, Enderlin 31

Mandan 86, Dickinson 33

May Port CG 46, Richland 23

Midway-Minto 61, Griggs County Central 17

Milnor-North Sargent 51, Maple Valley 36

Napoleon 51, Kindred 37

New Town 67, Beach 43

Powers Lake 55, Ray 45

Shiloh Christian 61, Minot Bishop Ryan 51

Lakota Nation Tournament (Paha Sapa Bracket)

Standing Rock 53, Omaha Nation, Neb. 40