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March 1st, 2012
The Valley City High School girls basketball team extended its season Saturday with a 69-65 win over Devils Lake in a play-in for the Eastern Dakota Conference regional basketball tournament.
But Mother Nature had other plans for the tournament, which was originally scheduled to start last night.
Due to incoming storms Tuesday night, the tournamentâ€™s opening round Tuesday was postponed. That included the Hi-Linersâ€™ tournament opening game at West Fargo, which was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in West Fargo.
JAMESTOWN â€” Before each of his teamâ€™s games, Barnes County North girls basketball coach Randy Hooey writes down five goals on a white board.
The goals are what he sees as keys to the game.
But in Mondayâ€™s 58-29 regional qualifying win over Litchville-Marion/Montpelier at the Class B District 5 tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center, the priority was getting the game going from the beginning.
â€śNumber one and two today were fast start,â€ť Hooey said. â€śThatâ€™s something we havenâ€™t done so far in this district tournament.â€ť
The Valley City State University softball team lost its final two games at the St. Cloud State University Dome Tournament Sunday in St. Cloud, Minn.
NCAA Division II programs Augustana College and Upper Iowa University beat Valley City State 10-4 and 8-3.
Augusta College hit four home runs en route to a 10-4 victory over Valley City State. Two-run home runs in the bottom of the first and second innings gave the No. 7 ranked team in NCAA Division II to a 4-2 lead they never lost.
The Valley City State University womens basketball team played its way into the championship game at the Association of Independent Institutions conference tournament in Madison, S.D.
The Vikings clinched an NAIA national tournament berth, but fell just short of a conference championship.
In the A.I.I. championship game, a slow start led to a big second half comeback before the No. 4 seeded Vikings ran out of steam in a 52-50 overtime loss to No. 3 seed Cal State San Marco.
FARGO â€” It's always hard to tell how a team will take a loss, especially a large one.
But Maple Valley High School girls basketball coach Jeff Miller didn't notice his team getting too down after Saturday's 75-37 loss to Kindred in the semifinals of the Class B District 2 tournament at the Fargo Civic Center.
"These girls are pretty resilient," he said. "They'll shrug it off. They've already shrugged it off."
The Valley City High School girls basketball team will have to wait a few more days to take on West Fargo in the Eastern Dakota Conference regional basketball tournament.
Tuesday's game against the Packers, which was set for 7 p.m., was postponed due to a storm that could bring up to a foot of precipitation to Valley City.
The game will be played 7 p.m. Thursday at West Fargo High School.
The VCHS Girls' Basketball play-in game on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Devils Lake, has
been moved up to begin at 3 p.m. due to concerns with the weather. This is a change from the original game time of 5 p.m. that printed in Friday's Times-Record.
The Hi-Liner boys will begin their EDC play-in game at Grand Forks Central at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Maple Valley boys advance
The Maple Valley boys basketball team advanced to the second round of the Region 1 tournament with a 50-48 win over Lidgerwood-Wyndmere in Fargo.
The Raiders were behind 13-7 at the end of the first quarter but battled back to tie it 22-22 at halftime. The game went back and forth and was tied 38-38 at the end of the third quarter.
Ethen Preston led the Raiders with 15 points, Jordan Haseleu had 14 and Ty Smith had 10.
The Raiders play Central Cass tonight at 7:30 in the tournament semifinal at the Fargo Civic Center.
District 5 girls bracket set
Things didnâ€™t go as well as the Valley City State University mens basketball team would have liked in the final three games of the regular season.
After losing only six of their first 26 games, the Vikings finished the season with three straight losses to Jamestown College, Dickinson State University and Mayville State University.
But with the Association of Independent Institutions conference tournament this weekend, the losses are a thing of the past.
With two crucial games coming up this week, Fridayâ€™s 65-34 win over
Lisbon gave the Valley City High School girls basketball team a nice
break from the rigors of Eastern Dakota Conference play.
â€śThis gives us a kind of a new start to the season and our momentum
can build from here,â€ť said Valley City coach Jim McDaniel. â€śWe canâ€™t falter anymore.â€ť
So even though the real test will be the teamâ€™s final two games next week
â€” Tuesday against Fargo Shanley and Thursday against Devils Lake â€” the
Hi-Liners enjoyed a night against Class B competition.