Opponent: Jamestown College
Date: Wednesday, January 30
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: Valley City State will face off with rival and A.I.I. foe Jamestown College for the first time in the 2012-13 season. The Vikings enter the game with an overall record of 18-4 and a 6-2 record versus A.I.I. opponents.
The Viking Women coming off of two wins versus Dakota State, one in the Dakota Tip-Off Classic and the other on the road at Dakota State last week. They have won four out of their last five games, with the only loss to Mayville State sandwiched in between the five games.
The Vikings have made defense their staple of the season. They are ranked in the top 20 nationally in categories directly related to their defensive prowess. Valley City State rank number six in the NAIA Division II in Total Rebound Defense (31.5), number nine in Scoring Defense per Game (54.2), #12 in Scoring Margin (16.0) and #12 in Offensive Field Goal Percentage with 44.1%.
Last season the Vikings and Jimmies squared off a total of four times with the Vikings winning the last contest by a score of 58-50 in the National Qualifying game at the A.I.I. Tournament.
The Opponent: Jamestown College is 19-4 on the season and sports a 3-2 record versus A.I.I. opponents. The Jimmies have won five out of their last six with the only loss coming at the hands of another A.I.I. ranked team in Mayville State University.
A balanced offensive attack has been a key to Jamestown College's success with four players averaging nine points or better per contest. Bridget Schuneman leads the Jimmies with 11.6 points per game while Carly Jenson averages 10.1. Hannah Steele and Amber Ramlo average nine points per game for Jamestown College.