Valley City Times-Record

Vikings fall to hot-shooting Jimmies

- Courtesy of VCSU

VALLEY CITY – The University of Jamestown made 17 3's on Saturday night, shooting its way to a 103-84 win over the Valley City State men's basketball team.

The Jimmies made 11 3's in the first half, opening up a 55-36 lead at the break. Both teams scored 48 points in the second half as the Vikings could get no closer.

Valley City State drops to 3-3 overall this season. Jamestown, ranked No. 9 in the NAIA, improves to 3-0.

Duoth Gach had 19 points, three steals and three assists to lead Valley City State's offense. Tate Hebrink added 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting, and Joseph Owens had 12 points and five rebounds.

Mason Walters led Jamestown with 34 points and 11 rebounds.

Cole Woodford scored 18 points on six 3-pointers, and Reid Gastner scored 15 points on five 3-pointers for the Jimmies.

VCSU shot 43 percent overall (30-70), 32 percent on 3's (6-19) and 78 percent on free throws (18-23). Jamestown finished the game at 59 percent overall (41-69), 47 percent on 3's (17-36) and 50 percent on free throws (4-8).

Jamestown held a 3732 rebounding advantage, but the Vikings had a 15-11 edge on the offensive glass. VCSU had 12 steals and forced the Jimmies into 15 turnovers. The Vikings turned it over just 10 times.

Up next: Valley City State travels to Forest City, Iowa, for the Waldorf University Classic on Nov. 19-20. The Vikings will play games against Iowa.

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