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Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

VALLEY CITY - The Valley City State men's basketball team let a 15-point lead slip away, then rallied for a 71-67 win over Dickinson State in the consolation game of the Dakota Athletic Conference Tipoff Tournament on Sunday.

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DSU went on an 18-3 run to go up four points with about 7 minutes remaining.

However, John Raquel took over for the Vikings. Raquel came up with big shots down the stretch.

He shot 10 of 11 from the free-throw line, including his final eight en route to a team-high 18 points.

Tevin Hurd had a game-high 20 points and added five rebounds for the Blue Hawks (8-14). Casper Hesseldal added 15 points and six rebounds. Jarek Hansen and Matt Lee each had 12 points. Lee had a team-high seven rebounds.

Aaron Duske added 13 points for the Vikings (17-6) and Malcom McDonald came off the bench to post a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

DICKINSON STATE (8-14): Pierce Brooks 2-9 0-1 4, Casper Hesseldal 6-12 3-3 15, Tevin Hurd 8-10 4-7 20, Matthew Lee 4-11 4-5 12, John Hanstad 1-2 0-0 3, Donavyn Persley 0-1 1-2 1, Jeff Hurd 0-1 0-0 0, Robbie Morey 0-1 0-0 0, Isiah Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Ryan Kittleson 0-0 0-0 0, Jarek Hansen 4-9 0-0 12. Totals: 25-56 12-18 67.

VALLEY CITY (17-6): Dillan Ostrom 0-0 1-2 1, Sylvester Walker 3-5 1-2 7, John Raquel 4-9 10-11 18, Aaron Duske 5-11 3-3 13, Joe Bateman 3-7 0-0 8, Ty Pratt 0-1 0-0 0, AJ McDonald 0-3 1-2 1, Christopher Embden 2-4 0-0 5, Patrick Rogers 0-3 0-0 0, Grant Lindahl 2-4 0-0 6, Malcolm McDonald 6-11 0-0 12. Totals: 25-58 16-20.

Halftime: Valley City 37-26. Total fouls: DSU 19, VCU 19. 3-point goals: DSU 5-15 (Hansen 4-9, Hanstad 1-2, Brooks 0-1, Hesseldal 0-2, Morey 0-1), VCU 5-16 (Lindahl 2-4, Bateman 2-5, Embden 1-1, Raquel 0-1, Duske 0-1, McDonald 0-2, Rogers 0-2). Rebounds: DSU 30 (Lee 7), VCU 32 (McDonald 12). Assists: DSU 9 (Hesseldal 3), VCU 13 (three with 3). Steals: DSU 3 (Hansen 2), VCU 3 (three with 1). Blocks: DSU 3 (Brooks 2), VCU 1 (Duske 1). Turnovers: DSU 16 (T. Hurd 4, Hanstad 4), VCU 8 (three with 2).

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