Dragons Rebound Over Vikings

Feb 1st, 2006 @ 10:04 am | Author: Vikings Sports News
Moorhead State's Lee Isaacson scored 17 points – including eight in a key 10-0 first-half run – to lead the Dragons to an 83-51 nonconference men’s basketball victory against Valley City State at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.

The Vikings led early as VCSU knocked down its open jump shots and took advantage of several Dragon turnovers to take a 15-12 lead.

The Dragons then went on a 10-0 led by Isaacson.

'He’s a tough guy to defend one-on-one,' Vikings coach Jeff Kaminsky said of Isaacson. 'He was a physical guy and definitely the biggest player we’ve played against. He was a tough guy to stop.'

The momentum carried over to the second half for the Dragons, who started drilling open outside shots and converted easy layups off turnovers to take a 53-37 lead with 12 minutes remaining.

VCSU, stepping outside of conference play, was led by Brandon Bata with 15 points and Joel Carter with 13. The Vikings were uncharacteristically cold from behind the arc, hitting only four of 18 three point attempts.


VCSU (10-12, 4-5 DAC): Lindahl 2-7 2-2 6, Ernst 2-7 0-0 5, Curry 1-6 0-0 2, Bata 7-10 0-0 15, Carter 6-9 1-3 13, Stowman 3-7 0-0 8, Trudeau 0-1 0-0 0, King 0-1 0-0 0, Sussex 1-4 0-0 2, Hodgson 0-2 0-0 0, Holloway 0-2 0-0 0, Wolff 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-57 3-5 51.

MSUM (13-7, 2-5 NSIC): Hensley 4-9 0-0 9, Strouth 8-12 0-0 19, Isaacson 7-11 3-5 17, Nelson 1-3 0-0 2, Ebow 3-6 3-3 11, Rajabu 2-3 0-0 4, Seals 1-3 0-0 2, O’Neal 4-6 2-2 10, Palmer 3-4 0-0 7, Price 0-0 0-0 0, Holte 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-61 8-10 83.

Halftime: MSUM 29, VCSU 25. 3-pointers: VCSU 4-18 (Lindahl 0-3, Ernst 1-1, Curry 0-2, Bata 1-1, Stowman 2-4, Trudeau 0-1, King 0-1, Sussex 0-2, Hodgson 0-2, Holloway 0-1), MSUM 7-19 (Hensley 1-6, Strouth 3-6, Ebow 2-4, Howard 0-1, Seals 0-1, Palmer 1-1). Total fouls: VCSU 14, MSUM 9. Rebounds: VCSU 23 (Bata 5), MSUM 41 (O’Neal 9). Assists: VCSU 9 (Ernst 3), MSUM 17 (Ebow 7). Steals: VCSU 8 (Ernst, Curry 3), MSUM 16 (Ebow 3). Blocks: VCSU 2 (Ernst, Curry), MSUM 7 (Hensley, Nelson 3). Turnovers: VCSU 20 (5 tied with 3). MSUM 16 (Strouth, Ebow 3).