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DAC-10 Play Opens at Mayville

Dec. 05, 2002 11:22 AM | Author: Viking Sports Information | Updated: Mar. 23rd, 2004 11:26 AM
Valley City. The VCSU men’s basketball team begins DAC-10 play Thursday evening at Mayville. Tip-off is slated for 8:00pm CST.

The Vikings have lost four of their last five games and take a 3-5 overall record to Mayville. When asked about where to improve, Coach DeHaan pointed out that VCSU is averaging 18.6 turn-overs per game. "We are addressing the need to reduce our turn-overs. To win games in the DAC-10 we need to be strong with the ball and give ourselves a chance to execute the offensive scheme."

Austin McCullough leads the Viking attack with 16.1ppg. McCullough has already connected on 25 3-point field goals and is shooting a respectable 81.5% from the charity stripe. Dodge City transfer Luke Merrifield contributes 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest.

Mayville (4-1) is led by senior point guard Travis Lindgren. After four games Lindgren is averaging 33 points a contest. He is followed by Kelly Cota (16.5) and RJ Hanson (12.25). Curt Hong leads the Comet rebounding with 7.25 boards per game.

VCSU is ready to assert itself in league play after a demanding non-conference run. Coach DeHaan stated, "We have played a rigorous schedule. No one will be tougher than our non-conference opponents. Look for the Vikings to be very competitive in the DAC-10."
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