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CASSELTON â€” For the last two years, the No. 4 Maple Valley High School girls basketball team has operated like a well-oiled machine.
The formula essentially comes down to Rylee Nudell setting the tone with plenty of points in the paint, then getting a bit of assistance from a deep supporting cast.
But Thursday at Central Cass, the home Squirrels threw a wrench into the equation, putting Nudell at a major size disadvantage, then keeping her guards from getting open looks in a 54-34 loss for the Raiders.
VCSU men 69, Jamestown 64
JC 23 41 â€” 64
VCSU 32 37 â€” 69
JC: Davon Thomas 19 points, 10 rebounds; Mark Hoge 17 points.
VCSU: Sekani Milligen 17 points, 5 rebs; Aaron Duske 13 points
Despite holding the lead nearly the entire game in Tuesday's 69-64 win over Jamestown College Wednesday, the No. 22 Valley City State University mens basketball team struggled with one thing: Rebounding.
Jamestown women 81, VCSU 64
Wednesday at Osmon Fieldhouse
JC 47 34 â€” 81
VCSU 22 42 â€” 64
JC: Hannah Steele 17 points, 6 assists; Bridget Schuneman 14 pts.
VCSU: Brittany Lehner 17; Alyssa Hummel 14 pts; Courtney Titus 6 rebounds
For better or worse, rivalry games tend to bring out plenty of unexpected moments.
Wednesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, the No. 24 Valley City State womens basketball team was on the wrong side of the equation in an 81-64 loss to No. 15 Jamestown College.
VCSU vs. Jamestown
Wednesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
5:30 p.m. women, 7:30 p.m. men
Note: VCSU has announced that the game will be a "White Out." VCSU fans are encouraged to wear white gear to the games.
The games can be streamed at Vikings.vcsu.edu. The Times-Record will have scoring updates at Facebook.com/VCTimesRecord and Twitter.com/VCTimesRecord
No. 24 VCSU
Brittany Lehner: 11.82 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game
Katie Ralston: 10.76 points per game, 4.33 rebounds per game
No. 15 Jamestown
Since coach Jeff Kaminsky took charge of the Valley City State University mens basketball team in 2005, the Vikings have prided themselves on defense.
While the defense was plentiful Saturday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, it was the offense that never seemed to rest as the No. 24 Vikings had a 111-61 win over Oglala Lakota (S.D.) College.
It was the highest-scoring game the Vikings have had since a 99-56 home win against Trinity Bible College last season and the first time the Vikings have broken the 100-point mark since the 2004-2005 season-opener.
TOWER CITY â€” It may be almost February, but the Maple Valley girls basketball hasn't had much of a chance to see teams from its district.
Friday in Tower City, the No. 4 Raiders got a reminder of the challenge ahead in a 70-51 win over Oak Grove.
Despite leading by at least nine points at the end of each of the three quarters, the Raiders got little breathing room as the Grovers constantly worked to narrow the lead, which resulted in one tie in the third quarter, but no lead changes.
Vikings Sweep Dakota State
The Valley City State University basketball teams swept Dakota State University Thursday night in Madison, S.D. The No. 24 Viking men won 63-54 and the No. 25 women won 57-54.
The women had a 29-22 lead at halftime, but allowed a late run by the Trojans to make it a 3-point game. The Viking women shot only 10-34 in the second half and had only four points from Brittany Lehner, who snagged 10 rebounds.
Katie Ralston led Valley City with 17 points and Kelsey Hunter had 10.
When the Valley City High School Hi-Lites dance team readies a routine for state, the end result is usually a product of months of works.
Months of dancing in Valley City's Studio 29 and the Hi-Liner Activity Center. Months of watching tape, looking for the little details. Months of competition, where crucial feedback is given.
But when the Hi-Lites perform their hip hop routine Saturday at the second day of the North Dakota Association of Dance and Drill's State Championships, it will be the first time the routine is done for judging, the results of a late-season audible.
VCSU Women Drop in NAIA Poll
The Valley City State University womens basketball team dropped 12 spots in the sixth NAIA Division II womens basketball coaches' poll, released Tuesday.
The Vikings are ranked No. 25 in the new poll, down from No. 13 last week.
They trail in-state opponent in the rankings, including Jamestown College (No. 14) and Mayville State (No. 20), which earned its first national ranking since the 2007-2008 season.
1. Indiana Wesleyan 21-1
2. Concordia (Neb.) 18-2
3. Morningside (Iowa) 18-4
4. College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 17-3
5. Eastern Oregon 21-2
Red River 46, Valley City 21
106: Cole McGough, VC, def. Trey Larimer 7-0; 113: Rodell Johnson, RR, pinned Logan Erlandson, 1:33; 120: Jakob Ashline, VC, won by decision, 15-10; 126: Sean Murphy, RR, pinned Jonathon Langer :53.
132: Chase Christian, RR, pinned Jake Tangen 1:36; 138: Mark Miller, VC, def. Malek Larimer 5-2; 145: Gunar Hanevold, RR, major dec. Evan Carroll 17-3; 152: Shane Undem, VC, pinned Ben Trenne, 4:35.