VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The Viterbo University men’s basketball team was right with Valley City State University for 20 minutes, but the Vikings had other thoughts in the second half of the North Star Athletic Association game Saturday.
Valley City State outscored the V-Hawks by 13 points in the second half en route to a 68-52 win over Viterbo, ending the V-Hawks (14-10, 6-6) two-game winning streak.
Central High School graduate Ethan Haberman paced Viterbo, finishing with a team-high 12 points to go along with eight rebounds. Justin Tichy added 11 points for Viterbo, while teammate Jared Fleischmann finished with nine.
Viterbo was just 5 of 21 from beyond the arc, while Valley City State was 10 of 24. Jayden Ferguson led the Vikings with 20 points, draining 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, while teammate Austin Dunbar added 14.
Anoka-Ramsey 84, Western 63
ANOKA, Minn. — Josh Brownlee made six 3-pointers and scored a team-high 26 points for the Cavaliers (6-15, 3-5), who trailed 43-29 at the half.
Henry Berry added 16 points for Western.
La Crosse 66, Platteville 60
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The Eagles (14-7, 7-3) scored the first 13 points of the game — after beating the Pioneers by 20 three weeks ago — and led 25-14 after one quarter, but Platteville (6-15, 2-8) was within 33-28 at the half. The Pioneers eventually tied the game at 55 with less than five minutes remaining. La Crosse’s Ava Kramer drained two free throws and Dani Craig’s three-point play gave the Eagles a 60-55 lead.
Craig and teammate Shayla Karge each had 11 points and Kramer added 10 for the Eagles, who are now tied for second in the conference.
Allison Prestegaard led Platteville with 10.
Dakota State 82, Viterbo 73
MADISON, S.D. — Alyssa Nilssen, Brynn Bozich and Miranda Nelson combined for 46 points, but it wasn’t enough for the V-Hawks (5-20, 2-11) as Dakota State (11-16, 8-6) had four players in double figures.
Nilssen (20 points), Nelson (15) and Bozich (11) helped Viterbo take a 23-22 lead after a 9-0 run in the first quarter, but missed shots allowed Dakota State to take a 41-39 lead at the half and a 62-48 lead after three quarters.
Kennedy Wagner led Dakota State with 22 points and Britley Plautz added 15. Lindsey Vogl added 14 and Jamie Tebben 13.
Western 80, Anoka-Ramsey 46
ANOKA, Minn. — Former Cochrane-Fountain City standout Kerrigan Lyga, a 5-foot-8 freshman guard for Western, scored a game-high 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Cavaliers, who are tied with Anoka-Ramsey (5-14, 4-4) for the fourth — and final — spot for the upcoming MCAC tournament.
Lexy Schroeder, a Cashton High School graduate, added 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Another Cashton graduate, Emily Schaldach scored 11 points off the bench.
The Cavaliers built a 42-27 lead by halftime.
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Reid Johnson (8-2) placed second at 141 pounds, and Logan Schlough (19-9) was second at 165 in a meet that kept no team scores.