Dragons Outlast Vikings

Nov 24th, 2004 @ 9:23 am | Author: Viking Sports News
Moorhead, MN -- Valley City State played a spirited game but a cooler-than-usual shooting touch and Ben Aalto's four 3-pointers and 22 points lead Minnesota State Moorhead to a 83-73 win over the Valley City State in nonconference action Tuesday.

Brandon Bata scored 16 points Kevin Faulker had 15 for the Vikings. Leading scorer Ty Terry was held to just one field goal by the Division II affiliated Dragons.

Eddie Small had a game-high 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Dragons (2-2).

The Vikings return home to host another NSIC school in the University of Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday night. Game time is 7:30 at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.

VCSU (5-2): Ernst 3-11 2-2 7, Terry 1-9 5-8 7, Lindahl 6-13 1-2 12, Allen 3-10 2-3 8, Bata 8-11 1-2 16, Sussex 4-5 0-0 6, Faulkner 6-8 4-4 15, Klabo 0-11 2-4 2. Totals: 31-78 17-25 73.


MSUM (2-2): Globys 5-8 0-1 9, Hoeper 4-4 0-0 6, Anderson 5-16 6-8 15, Isaacson 1-2 0-0 2, Small 7-13 1-2 14, Aalto 11-20 4-4 22, Buchanan 4-7 1-3 9, Nelson 3-6 0-2 6. Totals: 40-78 12-20 83.

Halftime: VCSU 37, MSUM 43. 3-point goals: VCSU 6 (Sussex 2, Ernst, Lindahl, Bata, Faulkner 1), MSUM 9 (Aalto 4, Hoeper 2, Globys, Anderson, Small 1). Total fouls: VCSU 18, MSUM 20. Rebounds: VCSU 27 (Ernst, Lindahl 5), MSUM 38 (Small 10). Assists: VCSU 12 (Ernst 4), MSUM 21 (Small 7). Steals: VCSU 6 (Ernst, Faulkner 2), MSUM 4 (Small 2). Turnovers: VCSU 10, MSUM 13.