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January 27th, 2013
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.
After graduating seven seniors and getting a new coach for this season, the Barnes County North girls basketball team has had plenty of new faces, and with them, a few struggles along the way.
But on the final day of the 2013 Barnes County Girls Basketball Tournament Saturday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, the Bison felt the joy of victory for the first time this season, beating Griggs County Central 34-31 in the seventh place game.
As far as Maple Valley High School coach Jeff Miller is concerned, there are few post players with the offensive skill set of Rylee Nudell.
"When she gets the ball facing the basket, there are not too many people out there who can stop her," Miller said about the freshman, who scored her 1,000th point earlier this month. "She's got an extremely explosive first step, so she can get by that one defender, and if that help-side defense isn't there right away, and even if it is there, she can maneuver herself around them to make the layup, and a lot of times get fouled in the process."
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The Maple Valley High School girls basketball team had another close game in its rivalry with Valley City Saturday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, but ultimately the Raiders did what they needed to, beating the Hi-Liners 46-43 in overtime to win their second straight Barnes County Girls Basketball Tournament championship.
It was the second consecutive time year the teams have met in the championship game, with Maple Valley getting the win both times after losing to Valley City in overtime earlier in the year.
Note: The Barnes County girls basketball tournament will resume Saturday at noon. For live scoring, follow Scott Schlaufman on Twitter (@ScottySchlauf) and check out Facebook.com/VCTimesRecord. We'll also be updating scores here at Times-Online.com as the games continue. Brackets and box scores follow the story.
The 2013 Barnes County Girls Tournament championship game will have a familiar feel to it.
For the second straight year, Maple Valley and Valley City High Schools will meet Saturday afternoon to determine the Barnes County Tournament championship.