College Basketball


MADISON, S.D. (VCSU) – The Valley City State women’s basketball team closed out play at the Dakota Clash Classic Saturday as they fell to Dakota State, 94-52.

Macey Kvilvang‘s 17 points weren’t enough to battle the Trojans, who had six players score in double figures. Dakota State converted 29 points off of 29 Viking turnovers Saturday.

Valley City State falls to 1-1 this season. Dakota State improves to 6-3 overall.

The Vikings held a 6-5 lead early in the first quarter when the Trojans scored the next 15 straight points. Dakota State continued to build on their lead throughout the first half, holding the 45-25 advantage at halftime.

The Vikings couldn’t come back as they were held to just 11 points in the third quarter and fell to the Trojans 94-52.

Allie Critchley tallied seven points, six rebounds, and three steals for the Vikings. Adriana Torres scored six points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds Saturday.

Valley City State shot 29 percent from the field (19-66), 20 percent from the three-point line (2-10), and 70 percent on free throws (12-17). Dakota State shot 54 percent from the field (37-69), 36 percent on three-pointers (9-25), and 50 percent on free throws (11-22). The Trojans also tallied 26 assists, 16 steals, and five blocked shots Saturday.

UP NEXT: Valley City State travels to the Carroll Thanksgiving Classic to play a pair of games next weekend. The Vikings will take on Montana Technological University on Friday, Nov. 27, and then face Carroll College on Saturday, Nov. 28.



VCSU 100 Baptist Bible 76

FOREST CITY, IOWA – (VCSU) The Valley City State men’s basketball extended its winning streak to six games on Saturday, making 18 3’s en route to a 100-76 win over Baptist Bible College.

The Vikings made 11 first-half 3-pointers, taking control early on Saturday as they opened up a 52-31 lead at the break. Baptist Bible College would get no closer than 17 points in the second half.

Valley City State is now 6-1 overall this season, winning its last six games. The Vikings went 2-0 this weekend at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites Classic, hosted by Waldorf University.

VCSU forced 22 turnovers on Saturday – leading to 26 points – and Viking junior Chris Thompson set a new school record with nine steals. The Vikings also had a season-high 26 assists on 32 made shots.

“I was really proud of our team today,” said VCSU head coach Ryan Montgomery. “We didn’t play clean yesterday and we responded versus a good Baptist Bible squad. We controlled the tempo and created a lot of chaos on the defensive end. Most importantly we had 26 assists today, showing we have an unselfish and bought-in group.”

The Vikings shot 43 percent overall (32-74), 43 percent on 3’s (18-42) and 75 percent at the line (18-24). VCSU was 11-for-24 on first-half 3-pointers to open up a 21-point halftime lead.

Baptist Bible College shot 43 percent from the field (26-61), 33 percent on 3’s and 65 percent at the line (15-23).

Ten different Vikings scored in Saturday’s win, including four players in double figures and seven players with at least eight points. Chris Thompson and Kevin Schramm both poured in 17 points to lead the way for VCSU. Schramm made it a double-double with 12 rebounds on the day, while Thompson recorded a school-record nine steals.

Eddie Oyet scored 16 off the bench, reaching double figures for the fifth straight game. Jalen Addison added 12 points for the Vikings. Eight different players made 3-pointers for the Vikings, including three each by Thompson, Oyet and Schramm.

Joshua Kelly tallied nine assists for VCSU and Tate Hebrink added five assists off the bench.

Kyle Cavanaugh scored 18 points to lead Baptist Bible College, which defeated host Waldorf University on Friday night.

Up next: Valley City State hosts Oak Hills Christian College on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Tip off is at 7 p.m. Attendance at the event is closed to the general public due to COVID-19 restrictions. VCSU will reserve 30 spots for family members of VCSU players. A total of 20 tickets will be available starting Monday morning at the athletic offices for VCSU students and employees.



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