West Fargo senior guard/forward Cassidy Thorson scored 16 points and junior guard Alison Enno 14 more as the undefeated No. 1 Packers led the No. 5 Hi-Liners 38-15 at halftime on the way to a 62-51 win in Fargo
on Tuesday night.
Senior forwards Dierra Diegel, 16 points, and Danica Diegel, 13 points, powered Valley City as the Hi-Liners outscored West 36-24 in the second half but could not rally for the upset.
Valley City (7-5 EDC, 11-4 overall) hosts rival Devils Lake (2-11 EDC, 2-13 overall) 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Valley City State University softball received a preseason No. 2 North Star Athletic Association ranking, VCSU announced Feb. 6.
The Vikings received 17 points in the poll, as voted upon by the conferenceâ€™s five head coaches. VCSU enters their first season under head coach Elle Fracker, who was a VCSU assistant last year. The Vikings posted a 10-26 record in 2013.
Valley City State University and Mayville State University basketball coaches will go barefoot Wednesday night to raise awareness for Samaritanâ€™s Feet, a non-profit organization that donates shoes for people in need around the world, as the Viking women face the Comets at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m, VCSU announced.
Lady Hi-Liner basketball led 35-29 at halftime of Fridayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference game at Fargo North but came up short, 61-56, as their eight-game win streak dating back to Jan. 9 came to an end.
Class A No. 1 182-pound Hi-Liner senior Zach Doty and 220-pound sophomore third-ranked Jordan Magnuson won titles in Saturdayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Regional Tournament at Fargo Davies as 14 total Valley City wrestlers qualified for Feb. 13-15â€™s Class A State Tournament at the Bismarck Civic Center.