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Valley City State defeats DSU women

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VALLEY CITY -- An early 10-0 run helped the Valley City State women's basketball team establish a double-digit lead they never gave it up, beating Dickinson State on Saturday afternoon at Osmon Fieldhouse.

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Kelsey Hunter was 7 of 8 from the field and scored 17 points as the Vikings took an 81-59 victory over their former Dakota Athletic Conference foe in a nonconference tilt.

Jess Bygate had 17 points and five rebounds to lead the Blue Hawks (2-2), who had 28 turnovers to VCSU's 17 and shot just 18 of 49 (37 percent).

The Vikings shot 29 of 54 (54 percent) and were 19 of 24 (79 percent) from the free-throw line.

Yianna Nadeau scored 13 points for the Blue Hawks, who are off until Friday when they play Jamestown College at 5 p.m. in the Sam Milanovich Classic at Scott Gymnasium.

DICKINSON STATE (2-2): Lorna Shepherd 1-4 2-4 5, Dawn Degel 2-5 4-6 9, Lesina Manuatu 0-2 0-0 0, Yianna Nadeau 3-5 4-5 13, Mariah Duran 2-6 1-2 6, Ashley Jelly 0-3 1-1 1, Janae Moore 0-9 1-2 1, Jenna Cabello 2-3 0-0 4, Jess Bygate 7-10 3-5 17, Jaylyn Klauzer 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 18-49 16-25 58.

VALLEY CITY STATE (3-1): Katelyn Ralston 5-8 0-0 12, Erika Ettl 0-0 0-0 0, Courtney Titus 2-5 2-2 6, Sierra Even 0-5 0-0 0, Sadigah Jihad 1-3 2-3 4, Ashil Lee 2-3 1-2 6, Stephanie Pederson 1-2 4-4 6, Megan Trautman 2-3 1-2 6, Kelsey Hunter 7-8 3-5 17, Tracie Boehmiehner 0-0 0-0 0, Brittany Lehner 4-8 4-4 12, Courtney Dixon 3-3 0-0 6, Alyssa Hummel 2-6 2-2 6. Totals 29-54 19-24 81.

Halftime: VCSU 38, DSU 26. Total fouls: DSU 19, VCSU 21. Fouled out: Bygate. 3-point goals: DSU 6-19 (Shepherd 1-2, Degel 1-2, Manautu 0-1, Nadeau 3-5, Duran 1-4, Jelly 0-3, Moore 0-2), VCSU 4-11 (Ralston 2-2, Titus 0-1, Even 0-4, Jihad 0-1, Lee 1-2, Trautman 1-1). Rebounds: DSU 28 (Bygate 5, Shepherd 5), VCSU 31 (Ralston 6). Assists: DSU 12 (four with 2), VCSU 25 (Even 6). Steals: DSU 10, VCSU 10. Blocks: DSU 3, VCSU 0. Turnovers: DSU 28, VCSU 17.

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