WBB: Women's Basketball Preview-Dickinson State University
Nov 15th, 2012 @ 9:10 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
Opponent: Dickinson State University (2-1)
Valley City State vs. Dickinson State Univ.
Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 2:00 PM
Site: W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
Radio Station Broadcast: KOVC 1490 AM and Newsdakota.com
Vikings at a Glance: Valley City State (2-1) was beaten at home on Wednesday by NCAA Division II St Cloud State University. It was the Vikings third straight NCAA Division II and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) opponent. The game was listed as an exhibition for Valley City State so the loss does not count on their overall record.
Valley City State ranks number one in the NAIA in Total Rebound Defense as a team, hauling down 28 defensive rebounds per game. The Vikings also rank number six in the nation in team Field Goal Percentage shooting 50.0% from the floor.
Junior Brittany Lehner ranks number three in the NAIA in Field Goal Percentage at 71.4%. Senior Courtney Titus also ranks number 14 in the nation in Free Throw Percentage, shooting 93.3% from the charity stripe.
The Opponent: Dickinson State University, now a member of the Frontier Conference is 2-1 on the season having beaten the University of Manitoba twice to open their season before suffering their first loss of the season to Black Hills State University.
The Blue Hawks hired Caleb Harrison over the summer as their new head coach. Harrison a New Zealand native came from Hannibal LaGrange University (MO). He also has former Dakota Athletic Conference experience having been an assistant coach at Dakota State University.
Live video of the game can be seen by clicking on the link below.