2/7/12 Sports Digest: VCSU, High School basketball
2-6 local digest
Vikings given player of the week awards
Valley City State University basketball players Sekani Milligen and Alyssa Hummel were named the Dakota Athletic Conference Players of the Week Monday.
Milligen played a key role in the Vikings' wins over then-No. 7 Jamestown College Wednesday and Mayville State Saturday.
On the road against the rival Jimmies he led both teams with 26 points and went 9-11 at the free throw line. He then scored 22 against Mayville, which included four 3-pointers and five rebounds.
Even though the women lost to then-No. 11 Jamestown and Mayville, Hummel scored a total of 39 points and had 13 rebounds. She finished the week 17 of 27 from the floor.
Viking men stay at No. 17
Despite two Dakota Athletic Conference wins last week, the Valley City State University mens basketball team stayed at the No. 17 ranking in the latest NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, released Monday.
DAC rival Jamestown College, who lost to the Vikings last week, dropped from No. 8 to No. 10 in the poll. In the womens Top 25 Poll, Jamestown moved up from No. 11 to No. 8.
Both VCSU teams play Jamestown Wednesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse. The women start at 5:30 p.m. with the womens game following.
Valley City girls beat Davies
The Valley City High School girls basketball team had five players finish in double digit scoring to beat Fargo Davies Saturday.
The Hi-Liners were led in scoring by Mariah Olstad with 12, had 11 points each from Jenna Jacob, Megan McDaniel and Dierra Diegel, and Allyson Suhr had 10.
The Valley City boys lost 43-39 to Davies. Chase Carpenter had 24 points in the loss.
Earlier in the weekend the girls lost 65-47 at Grand Forks Central.
Maple Valley boys finish regular season on high note
The Maple Valley boys upped their win streak to 16 games with a 66-53 win over Rosholt (S.D.) Saturday in the Wahpeton Bonanza.
The Raiders were led in scoring by Jordan Haseleu with 18 points. Ethen Preson had 15, Wade Steidl had 12 and Ty Smith had 22.
The Raiders led the entire game, finishing ahead 21-12 after the first quarter and holding a similar lead the rest of the way.
The Raiders then beat Griggs County Central 6
The Maple Valley girls lost 61-46 Friday at home to Central Cass.
- Scott Schlaufman