Box Score Recap
70
VS
OT
75
(11)University of Jamestown
(RV)Valley City State
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Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 18, 2017
Final1234OTF
Jamestown19151712770
Valley City State (N.D.)23161591275
Feb. 18, 2017
Valley City, N.D.
JamestownIndv. LeadersValley City State (N.D.)
#33 Taylor Hammer - 18Points 2 Players (#20,#24) - 25
2 Players (#33,#41) - 11Rebounds #15 Hannah Schlecht - 7
#3 Bryn Woodside - 4Assists 2 Players (#15,#24) - 3
JamestownTeam StatisticsValley City State (N.D.)
34.4% (21 - 61) Field Goals % 47.5% (28 - 59)
26.1% (6 - 23) 3 Point Field Goals % 50% (4 - 8)
64.7% (22 - 34) Free Throws 78.9% (15 - 19)
45Rebounds 32
7Assists 11
19Turnovers 16
152nd Chance Pts 0

The Viking and Jimmie women added another classic to their storied basketball rivalry Saturday in Valley City. Alli Vandal scored a career high 25 points to lead the Vikings to an overtime upset victory of the No. 11-ranked University of Jamestown, 75-70.

 

VCSU's victory snaps a 36-game conference win streak for the Jimmies dating back to Feb. 7, 2015. That loss also came in Valley City, 72-65 in overtime.

With the win, the Vikings improve to 22-7 overall and 13-3 in the North Star Athletic Association. VCSU has now won its last seven games to close out the regular season. VCSU will be the No. 3 seed for the NSAA Tournament and will host Presentation College in a quarterfinal game on Wednesday night.

With the loss, Jamestown drops to 22-5 overall and 15-1 in the North Star. It snaps a 12-game winning streak for the Jimmies. Jamestown is the top seed for the NSAA Tournament and will host Viterbo University on Wednesday night.

The Vikings controlled the game in the first quarter Saturday, leading 23-19 after 10 minutes of play. The second quarter was very back and forth and a late run propelled the Vikings to a 39-34 lead.

The Vikings opened up a 10-point lead in the third quarter, 47-37, which would by either team's largest lead of the game. The Jimmies had an answer though, rallying late in the quarter to cut the lead to three. 

The fourth quarter was back and forth before Jamestown's Taylor Hammer scored with 32 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime. Both team had chances to win in the final 30 seconds of regulation, but could not convert.

In the extra period Kaitlin Connor would connect on two free throws with two and a half minutes to play to give the Vikings the lead for good at 69-67. The stout Vikings defense would only allow three points to be scored by the Jimmies the remainder of the game.

Alli Vandal and Georgia Williams each had 25 points to lead the Vikings. Lexi Lennon was the third Viking in double figures with 10.

Taylor Hammer led the Jimmies with 18 points as one of four Jimmies in double figures. McKayla Orr scored 15 points; Alexis Watts scored 14 and Kyra Dewald added 12 in the loss.

The Viking women shot 50 percent from beyond the arc (4-8) and held the sharp shooting Jimmies to just 26 percent (6-23).

Up next: Both teams will host quarterfinal games Wednesday in the NSAA Conference Tournament.