Feb 6th, 2006 @ 9:17 am | Author: Vikings Sports News
Brandon Bata, Valley City State's 6-5 senior forward from Kensal, ND was named the Dakota Athletic Conference player of the week
Bata averaged 16.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.7 steals as the Vikings lost on the road to NCAA-II MSU-Moorhead and split a pair of road conference matchups.
The Vikings defeated Minot State behind Bata's 21 points and a perfect 9-9 from the field. The next evening against Dickinson State, Bata added 14 points and 12 rebounds.
For the week, he was 23 of 31 from the field including 2 of 3 on the 3-point attempts and was 2 of 3 from the free throw stripe.