Valley City Times-Record
Viking women cruise past Oak Hills
VALLEY CITY – The Valley City State women's basketball team took a 100-61 victory over Oak Hills Christian College Wednesday night at home. It is just the fifth time in program history that the Vikings have reached the 100-point mark.
Taryn Dieterle's double double of 20 points and 11 rebounds led the Viking effort Wednesday. Freshmen JayCee Richter (17 points) and Madison Spacher (15 points) were big contributors off the Viking bench, while Adriana Torres chipped in 11 points and Hailey Roberts scored 10 for VCSU.
As a team, VCSU totaled 29 assists Wednesday to tie a school record. Allie Critchley led the effort with a career-best 10 assists while Madison Wilhelmi added six and Roberts tallied three.
VCSU held a 51-22 rebounding edge, including 19 offensive boards leading to 25 second chance points in the game. In addition to Dieterle's 11 rebounds, Torres pulled down nine and Meredith Dumas and Rosie Anderson each grabbed six.
The Vikings improve to 6-2 overall this season while Oak Hills drops to 3-3.
Assistant coach Taylor Henningsgard said, "It's good to be winning games. Our 6-2 record is great, and it's even more positive that we are winning games and still feel we have areas to improve so it shows you where we can be as long as we continue to work on that. It all starts in practice."
VCSU also scored 38 points in the paint and 24 points off 19 Wolfpack turnovers Wednesday.
"Our post play is important and sometimes we can forget about that. If we can get our posts some touches, we can open up a little more of the floor for us," added Henningsgard.
VCSU shot 53 percent from the field (40-75), 39 percent on 3's (12-31) and 73 percent on free throws (8-11). Oak Hills shot 38 percent from the field (2361), just 17 percent from beyond the arc (1-6) and 67 percent on free throws (14-21).
UP NEXT: VCSU hosts Trinity Bible College for a doubleheader on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The women's game will tip at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.