The Dakota State Women’s Basketball continued its hot play, picking up an 80-69 win over Valley City State on Saturday, their 10th win-in-a-row. While not as effective on the offensive end as they have been during this run, they did enough to split the season series with the Vikings. After back and forth runs over the first quarter and into the second, the Lady T’s closed out the first half on a 13-7 run, to lead 38-33 at halftime. They would widen their lead to ten points after three and then got their largest lead of the contest at 12 points (70-58) with just under seven minutes left in the contest.
Savannah Walsdorf posted her fourth double-double of the season, 14 points and 11 rebounds, Jessi Giles had 14 points and Lindsay Vogl dropped in 4 three’s to finish with 12 points. It was Senior Day for Vogl, who has hit 160 3 pointers in her career so far – good for fifth all time at DSU. Dakota State improved to 16-13 overall and 10-3 in NSAA play. They secured a winning record in the regular season for the first time in over ten years plus ended their 12-game losing streak to Valley City State.
Trojan Men had another cold shooting contest, dropping their match up with the Vikings 83-66. Valley City used a second half surge to play away from Dakota State. Knotted at 37 all at halftime, VCSU shot 68 percent in the second half to sweep the season series, moving a game ahead of the Trojans in the NSAA standings. Brady Van Holland scored a season-high 24 points in the game to pace DSU, adding in six rebounds and three asssits. Josh McGreal finished with 16 points and five rebounds.
DSU Men dropped both of their contests this weekend, falling to 8-20 on the season and 4-9 in conference play. They will have their final home game of the regular season on Tuesday evening, hosting Nebraska Christian College and then will travel to wrap up the regular season with the Women on Friday at Bellevue.