MBB: Vikings in Championship after Overtime Win
Dec 29th, 2011 @ 10:26 pm | Author: Vikings Sports Admin
The Valley City State University Vikings defeated the Winnipeg Wesmen 93-85 in overtime in the semi-final of the Coca Cola Wesmen Classic.
Wesmen Holiday Basketball Tournament
The teams were tied at 81-81 after regulation time forcing the extra period where the Vikings outscored Winnipeg 12-4. Valley City advances to the Championship Final Friday night at 8:00 p.m. against the winner of the Brandon/UBC Okanagan semi-final.
Sekani Milligen led the Vikings with 26 points. Sylvester Walker added 19. Aaron Duske finished with a double-double 17 points and 11 rebounds. Fourth year forward Eric Zimmerman led the Wesmen with a game high 27 points. Travis Krahn and Andrew Cunningham each finished with 17. Winnipeg fell behind 15-0 early on and trailed 28-16 after one quarter. The Wesmen found their legs in the second quarter outscoring the Vikings 21-16 to cut the deficit to 44-37 at halftime.
The dramatics were saved for the closing seconds of the fourth quarter. Travis Krahn hit a pair of free throws with 39 seconds left to pull the Wesmen to within three points 81-78. A pair of missed free throws by AJ McDonald proved costly as Dominique Brown nailed a three pointer with 19 seconds left to
tie the score at 81-81. Krahn hit the rim at the buzzer to force overtime.
The victory lifts the Viking men to 12-4 on the season and runs their win streak to a season high six wins in a row.
The game can be heard on Dakota Country Radio with voice of the Vikings Ryan Cunningham or by clicking on the link below to watch a live video stream.