VALLEY CITY, N.D. (VCSUVikings.com) – The Valley City State men’s basketball team let off some steam Saturday, scoring a season-high 112 points in a commanding victory over Minnesota-Morris.
The Vikings took out the frustrations of a five-game losing streak on the Cougars as VCSU earned a 112-89 win in Valley City. Valley City State held a 90-69 lead with 9:18 remaining and hit 100 points on Justyn Galloway’s three-point play with 3:11 left in the game.
With the win, Valley City State improves to 3-7 overall and snaps a five-game losing streak. Minnesota-Morris drops to 0-7.
Valley City State erupted for 54 first-half points to take a 54-47 lead at the break. The Vikings went 9-for-13 on 3’s in the first half and shot 53 percent from the field. The hot shooting continued into the second half as the Vikings were 14-for-20 in the first 11 minutes to build a 90-69 lead.
Six different Vikings scored in double figures and 10 different Vikings scored in the game. Galloway posted 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the balanced Viking attack. Rashad Satahoo hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points.
Freshman Logan Nelson scored a career-high 16 points, and Austin Dunbaradded 14 points inside. Hunter McCalla knocked down four triples and finished with 12 points. Freshman point guard Jake Skelly posted 10 points and a career-high eight assists.
Valley City State finished at 59 percent overall (41-70) and 58 percent on 3’s (14-24). The Vikings went 16-for-17 on free throws. Minnesota-Morris shot 52 percent (28-54), 29 percent on 3’s (6-21) and 75 percent at the line (27-36).
VCSU committed just 12 turnovers and forced 16. The Vikings had 14 offensive rebounds, including six by Galloway, as they held a 31-26 advantage on the glass.
Up next: Valley City State (3-7, 0-1 NSAA) continues non-conference play Tuesday by hosting Concordia-Moorhead for a single game at 7 p.m.
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