74
VS
73
Dickinson State University
Valley City State
VCSU's Rashad Satahoo dribbles up the floor Monday night with Austin Dunbar to his right.
VCSU's Rashad Satahoo dribbles up the floor Monday night with Austin Dunbar to his right.
Men's Basketball - Mon, Jan. 16, 2017
Final12F
Dickinson State334174
Valley City State (N.D.)393473
Jan. 16, 2017
Valley City, N.D.
Dickinson StateIndv. LeadersValley City State (N.D.)
2 Players (#12,#42) - 14Points #4 Rashad Satahoo - 27
#23 Marcus White - 6Rebounds #22 Austin Dunbar - 13
#1 Jerry Shevlin - 3Assists #14 Jason Ralph - 4
Dickinson StateTeam StatisticsValley City State (N.D.)
47.4% (27 - 57) Field Goals % 52.8% (28 - 53)
40% (6 - 15) 3 Point Field Goals % 53.3% (8 - 15)
77.8% (14 - 18) Free Throws 64.3% (9 - 14)
26Rebounds 30
10Assists 10
11Turnovers 16
82nd Chance Pts 0

Dickinson State's Marcus White made the game-winning free throws with 10 seconds left Monday night, propelling the Blue Hawk men's basketball team to a 74-73 road victory at Valley City State University.

VCSU's Rashad Satahoo made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, putting the Vikings up 73-72 in the closing seconds, but the lead would not hold up.

After a Dickinson timeout, White was fouled on a shot attempt inside. He went to the line and sank both foul shots for a 74-73 lead. Satahoo drove to the basket on the other end and dished off to Ellwood Ellenson, who was fouled on his shot attempt with 0.2 seconds left. Ellenson could not force overtime though as both foul shots rimmed off, sealing the Blue Hawk victory.

The final seconds capped a thrilling end to the game, which featured five ties and seven lead changes in the last four minutes of play.

Valley City State drops to 12-10 overall and 4-4 in conference play. Dickinson State improves to 14-7 overall and 6-2 in the North Star Athletic Association. The Blue Hawks moved into a tie with Bellevue for first place in the conference after the first round of play. VCSU and Dickinson will rematch Friday night in Dickinson.

The Vikings started fast Monday, jumping out to 8-0 and 23-9 leads in the first half. The Blue Hawks closed the gap to 39-33 at halftime. Dickinson State took its first lead of the game, 62-61, after a Reggie Fields Jr. basket with 3:53 remaining. From there the teams traded baskets and free throws until the final buzzer.

White hit a basket inside to put the Blue Hawks up 72-70 with 25 seconds left. Satahoo's 3 gave VCSU a 73-72 lead with 14 seconds to go, and then White had the final say with his game-winning free throws.

Satahoo scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Viking offense. The junior guard connected on 6 out of 10 3-point attempts and was 10-for-16 from the field. Austin Dunbar posted a huge double-double – his seventh of the season – with 20 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Jayden Ferguson poured in 20 points as well for VCSU as three players combined for 67 of the 73 points.

Dickinson State had four players in double figures, led by 14 points each from Ryan Clark and Reggie Fields. Marcus White added 13 points and Jerry Shevlin scored 12.

VCSU shot 58 percent in the first half and 53 percent in the game (28-53). The Vikings were 8-for-15 from 3-point range and 9-for-14 at the line. Dickinson State finished at 47 percent overall (27-57). The Blue Hawks went 6-for-15 on 3's and 14-for-18 on free throws.

VCSU held a 30-26 advantage on the glass and both teams finished with six offensive rebounds. The Vikings had 16 turnovers – six above their season average – while Dickinson committed 11 turnovers.

Up next: The Vikings and Blue Hawks meet again Friday night in Dickinson. That doubleheader is scheduled for 5:30 p.m/7:30 p.m. Mountain Time, or 6:30/8:30 p.m. Central Time.

 

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