Men’s Basketball

VALLEY CITY (VCSU) – Fourteen different Vikings scored points Wednesday night as the Valley City State men’s basketball team rolled to a 115-54 victory against Oak Hills Christian College.

VCSU made a school-record 18 3-pointers and all 14 Vikings who played scored at least two points in the win.

“It builds your team when everybody can get time,” said VCSU head coach Ryan Montgomery. “All our guys did their job tonight. They didn’t get silly or crazy, they just did their job and took the right shots.”

Tate Hebrink made four of VCSU’s record 18 3-pointers, which broke the previous school record of 16 that had been done three times in history. Nine different Vikings made at least one 3-pointer to help break the record Wednesday night.

Daevonte Munson was a perfect 8-for-8 shooting, including 3-for-3 on 3’s, as he scored a team-high 19 points and also led the team with eight rebounds. Duke Carey came off the bench to score 14 points and dish out a team-high seven assists. Both Duoth Gach and Hebrink added 16 points.

The Vikings shot 55 percent overall (45-82), 43 percent on 3’s (18-42) and went 7-for-8 on free throws. The Vikings also held a 54-29 rebounding advantage, including a 14-5 edge in offensive rebounds. The Vikings forced 17 turnovers and while turning it over just seven times. Edmon Oyet had four steals to lead VCSU’s defense.

Oak Hills was limited to 32 percent shooting (21-65) overall and 26 percent on 3’s (10-39). Josiah Molton led the Wolfpack with nine points.

With the win, Valley City State snaps a four-game losing streak and is now 4-5 overall this season.

“We’ve been preaching to our guys that we know we have good basketball players,” said Montgomery. “We know we’re not the most defensive-minded group yet, but we’re working on it. We’ve been trying to do some different things this year that fit our personnel, and we’re not there yet but I feel like we’re getting closer to it every day.”

Valley City State held a 62-30 halftime lead and then outscored Oak Hills 53-24 in the second half for the final score of 115-54. A total of 67 points were scored by VCSU’s non-starters. The Vikings scored 31 points off turnovers and had a 55-16 advantage in paint points.

Up next: Valley City State travels to Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday for an exhibition game at Augustana University. The Vikings will be back home on Wednesday, Nov. 30, against Trinity Bible College.

Women’s Basketball


VCSU 100 Oak Hills Christian College 61

Box Score

VALLEY CITY (VCSU) – The Valley City State women’s basketball team cruised past Oak Hills Christian College with a 100-61 victory Wednesday night at home. It is just the fifth time in program history that the Vikings have reached the 100-point mark.

Taryn Dieterle‘s double double of 20 points and 11 rebounds led the Viking effort Wednesday. Freshmen JayCee Richter (17 points) and Madison Spacher (15 points) were big contributors off the Viking bench, while Adriana Torres chipped in 11 points and Hailey Roberts scored 10 for VCSU.

As a team, VCSU totaled 29 assists Wednesday to tie a school record. Allie Critchley led the effort with a career-best 10 assists while Madison Wilhelmi added six and Roberts tallied three.

VCSU held a 51-22 rebounding edge, including 19 offensive boards leading to 25 second chance points in the game. In addition to Dieterle’s 11 rebounds, Torres pulled down nine and Meredith Dumas and Rosie Anderson each grabbed six. 

The Vikings improve to 6-2 overall this season while Oak Hills drops to 3-3.

Assistant coach Taylor Henningsgard said, “It’s good to be winning games. Our 6-2 record is great, and it’s even more positive that we are winning games and still feel we have areas to improve so it shows you where we can be as long as we continue to work on that. It all starts in practice.”

VCSU also scored 38 points in the paint and 24 points off 19 Wolfpack turnovers Wednesday.

“Our post play is important and sometimes we can forget about that. If we can get our posts some touches, we can open up a little more of the floor for us,” added Henningsgard.

VCSU shot 53 percent from the field (40-75), 39 percent on 3’s (12-31) and 73 percent on free throws (8-11). Oak Hills shot 38 percent from the field (23-61), just 17 percent from beyond the arc (1-6) and 67 percent on free throws (14-21).

UP NEXT: VCSU hosts Trinity Bible College for a doubleheader on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The women’s game will tip at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.