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Trojans' women conclude DAC’s first-half with road loss to VCSU
January 22, 2011
VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The Dakota State University women's basketball team concluded their first-half of the DAC conference's schedule on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans visited Valley City State at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse. The Vikings closed the first-half strong and defeated the Trojans 88-54.
Dakota State suffered their third straight loss and dropped their overall record to 5-13 and 1-6 in the DAC. Valley City State, receiving votes in the latest NAIA Division II Women's Basketball national poll, won their second straight game to raise their record to 14-7 and 4-3 in the DAC.
The Trojans and Vikings traded lead in the early first-half. With the game tied at 13-13 with fourteen minutes and 15 seconds left before halftime, Valley City State used a 34-14 scoring tear to take a 47-27 lead at intermission.
VCSU outscored the Trojans 41-27 in the second-half to secure the win.
Julie Munson scored 15 points off the bench for Dakota State. She shot 5-for-10 from the field, including 3-for-7 from the 3-point line. Cassie Jacobsen and Ashley Hansen each added eight points. Ansheia Starks grabbed four rebounds. Yui Onodera dished out three assists.
Four players scored in double digits for Valley City State. Kristin Bearstail had 20 points. Mandi Bindas added 14 points off the bench and recorded five rebounds. Caitlyn Wojahn had 11 points and dished out seven assists. Shelby Wetzel scored 10 points.
The Vikings shot 56.7 percent (34-for-60) from the field compared to the Trojans’ 37.3 percent (19-for-51). VCSU was 11-for-22 from the 3-point arc, while DSU was 5-for-23.
Both teams had 27 rebounds in the game. The Trojans committed 25 turnovers compared to the Vikings 12.
Dakota State returns back home on Wednesday night. The Trojans will host their DAC’s traveling partner Mayville State to start the second-half of the DAC conference’s schedule. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m. at the DSU Fieldhouse.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information