Vikings Basketball



VALLEY CITY   (VCSU)  – The Valley City State women’s basketball team posted a season-high 91 points to down Trinity Bible College Tuesday night in a 46-point home victory.

Five Vikings scored in double figures led by Hailey Roberts who scored 19 points, including 14 in the first half. Adriana Torres scored 18 points, Ashlyn Diemert posted 17, Taryn Dieterle scored 13 and Allie Critchley chipped in 12.

Roberts added a team-best seven steals while Critchley dished out a team-high four assists Tuesday. Bayli Heap grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds for the Vikings.

The Vikings shot 52 percent from the field (36-69), 31 percent on 3-pointers (9-29) and 91 percent from the free throw line (10-11). The Lions shot 25 percent on field goals (13-53), 12 percent from 3-point range (2-17) and 81 percent on free throws (17-21).

Valley City State improves to 3-5 on the season and Trinity Bible falls to 1-3 overall.

Valley City State held the rebounding advantage 33-24 and scored 29 points on 31 Lion turnovers. VCSU totaled 17 steals and 17 assists as a team.

The Vikings shot 60 percent in the first half and led by as much as 22 points on a 3-pointer from Diemert. VCSU led 51-31 at halftime and held the Lions to just a pair of free throws in the fourth quarter to defeat Trinity Bible 91-45.

Stacia West posted a double-double for Trinity Bible with 15 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday. Abby Molan added 13 points for the Lions.

UP NEXT: Valley City State travels to University of Jamestown on Saturday for a non-conference doubleheader. The women’s game is at 1 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 3 p.m. at Harold Newman Arena.


VCSU  95  Trinity Bible College  67

Box score

(VCSU)  Five Vikings scored in double figures and Eddie Oyet and Kevin Schramm both posted double-doubles Tuesday night as the VCSU men’s basketball team rolled to a 95-67 victory over Trinity Bible College.

Leading 30-28 after 12 minutes of play, the Vikings scored 10 straight points to take a double-digit lead and then outscored the Lions 26-11 over the final 8 minutes of the first half. VCSU took a 56-39 advantage into the locker room and extended its lead to as many as 37 points in the second half.

The win is the fourth in a row for the Vikings, who are now 7-3 overall. Trinity Bible College drops to 3-6.

Jalen Addison led all scorers with 19 points, shooting 3-for-4 on 3-pointers and 8-for-9 overall on Tuesday. Schramm and Oyet both posted double-doubles with 11 points and 10 rebounds each. Oyet added a team-high three steals.

Uhana Ochan was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field as he finished with 12 points and five rebounds, and Duoth Gach had 11 points and four rebounds. Four other Vikings had at least six points in a balanced effort, which included six points and six assists from point guard Joshua Kelly.

The Vikings totaled 23 assists in the game as they shot 40-for-77 overall (52 percent). VCSU was 12-for-38 on 3’s (32 percent) and went 3-for-4 on free throws. The Vikings also held a 45-28 rebounding advantage, included a 10-7 edge on the offensive glass.

Trinity Bible College shot 38 percent overall (27-71), 23 percent on 3’s (5-22) and 57 percent at the line (8-14). Austin Molan led the Lions with 16 points.

Up next: Valley City State (7-3) rematches with No. 10-ranked University of Jamestown on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Jamestown. The Jimmies are currently 8-1 overall. VCSU lost to Jamestown 81-64 back on Nov. 12 in Valley City. Saturday’s men’s game starts at 3 p.m. with the women tipping off at 1 p.m.


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