WBB: Women's Basketball Preview: UM-Morris
Jan 2nd, 2013 @ 4:53 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
Opponent: UM-Morris (2-6)
Date: Friday, January 4
Time: 5:30 PM
Site: W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
Radio Station Broadcast: KOVC 1490
Live Stats: DakStats
Live Video: Valley City State IHigh
Vikings at a Glance: In the December 11th NAIA Women's Division II Basketball Poll, the Vikings were ranked #17. The next poll will be released on January 8th. At the time of the #17 ranking, the Vikings were 8-1.
Coming into the game versus the University of Minnesota Morris, the Vikings stand at 11-2, and coming off a loss to Daemen College (NY), a loss that snapped an eleven game win streak.
Balanced scoring has been the key for the Vikings during that run. Brittany Lehner led the Vikings in the 11 games scoring 12.7 points per game. Katelyn Ralston followed with 10 points a contest and four other Vikings averaged at least 6.5 points a game.
The Vikings have also dominated their opponents on the boards, out rebounding them by almost seven rebounds per game.
The Opponent: The Cougars come to Valley City State with a 2-6 overall record. UM-Morris is led by two scorers who average double figures. Emily Mehr scores nearly 20 points per game with a 19.6 average and she is followed by Kendra Wycoff at 13.6 ppg.
The Vikings defeated UM-Morris on their home court on December 4 by a 60-53 score.