Jan 13th, 2005 @ 12:10 pm | Author: Vikings Sports News
DAC-10 Preview:  Vikings at Comets
The Valley City State basketball teams visit the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse in the final game of the first half of the DAC-10 schedule.

Jill DeVries saw her Vikings (8-8, 3-5) fall a couple points shy of a weekend road sweep and evening their DAC-10 record. After handling Dickinson State on Friday night the Vikings fell short in a 56-60 loss to Minot State.

DeVries continues to get strong performances nightly from Loni Hall, Janae Larson and Nicolle James.

Hall is third in the DAC-10 in scoring at 16.5 points a game and fourth in the league in rebounding at 7.8 rebounds a game. Larson's 13.5 points a game is good for 10th in the DAC-10 while her 89% free throw percentage leads the conference.

James is leading the conference in steals and is number two in rebounding pulling down nearly 11 rebounds a contest.

The Comets (3-15, 0-8) last place standing appears a bit deceiving as five of the Comets eight losses have been by five points or less.

Steph Meggers make the Comets go averaging 13 points a game has knocked down the second most 3-point field goals in the DAC-10 with 39.

On the men's side, the Vikings (10-8, 2-6) were hoping to ride the momentum of two non-conference victories while heading west in the DAC-10 last weekend.

Instead, the offense went cold as Dickinson State and Minot State soundly defeated the Vikings.

Tyrone Terry continues to lead the Vikings averaging 15 points a game while leading the DAC-10 in assists. Brandon Bata is the only other Vikings listed in the top 20 in scoring, averaging 11.4 points.

The Comets (10-6, 6-2) have rebounded from two last place finishes in the DAC-10 to sit atop the DAC-10 this season. Craig Smith begins his first year as a collegiate head coach back at the place where he launched his coaching career.

Anthis Alexadros and Gilby Sanchez have done the damage on the opposition this season. Alexadros is the do-everything player for the Comets. He leads the DAC-10 in scoring at 19 points a game while converting 43% of his three pointers and also leads the Comets in rebounds and steals.

Sanchez drops in 13 points a game while hitting 43 3-pointers on the season.

Both Vikings teams are back home next weekend to host Dakota State and Si Tanka Univesity. The Vikings women's basketball team travels to NDSU on Saturday to take on the undefeated Bison.