Saints Fly By Vikings

By Parker Beastrom

The night was unbearably cold with a temp of -5 degrees with snowy and icy roads making people want to stay inside and be warm.

The brave-hearted fans didn’t let the cold stop them from seeing a North Star Athletic Association Conference match-up between the Presentation College Saints (14-7, 6-1 in NSAA) and the Valley City State University Vikings (5-13, 2-5 in NSAA) at the Strode Center Saturday.

There were several lead changes going back and forth during the first and second halves. The Saints however would pull away at the end beating the Vikings with a score of 82-79.

Leading scorers in Saturday night’s victory over the Vikings were Quadre Lollis with 22; Elijah Coleman with 15; and Mychal Deas with 14.

For the Vikings guard Logan Nelson finished as the high scorer for the Vikings with 29. Forward Connor Entzi finished a strong game with 15 points.

It was fast paced for the whole game with both teams grinding hard to get the victory. At the end of the 1st half the Saints were up 38-34 over the Vikings at halftime.

The Vikings looked to bounce back quickly making it an exciting game right down to the last few seconds but couldn’t pull out a victory.

“We did a good job finishing the game on the defensive end,” Senior Mychal Deas said after the game. “But we can get better especially since we play them again on Friday. I thought we did a great job protecting our home court.”

Next the Saints will travel to Valley City State University for a rematch with the Vikings on Jan. 25th. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.

Presentation College   82, Valley City State University 79

NSAA at The Strode Center.

PC 38 44 – 82

VCSU 34 45 – 79

PC: Mychal Deas 4-10 4-5 14, Quadre Lollis 8-13 6-8 22, Devonta Brooks 3-8 1-2 7, Jalen Guidry 5-12 1-2 11, Tayton Maher 1-3 0-0 3, Vincent Eugene 2-3 0-0 4, Ange-Michel Kuo 4, Elijah Coleman 3-7 4-5 12, Sean Schuring 1-2 2-2 5. Totals 29-61 18-24 82. VCSU: Logan Nelson 10-16 5-5 29, Connor Entzi 4-11 6-6 15, Christian Kvilvang 4-9 0-0 10, Michael Cornelious 3-7 3-5 9, Austin lee 2-4 0-0 6, Hunter McCalla 1-2 2-2 5, Jake Skelly 1-1 0-0 3, Hunter Sand 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 26-54 16-18 79.3-pt FG — PC 6-18, Deas 2-7, Lollis 0-1, Brooks 0-0, Guidry 0-3, Maher 1-2, Eugene 0-0; VCSU 11-26, Nelson 4-6, Entzi 1-4, Kvilvang 2-7, Cornelious 0-1, Lee 2-3, McCalla 1-2, Skelly 1-1. Fouls — PC 21; VCSU 22. Rebounds — PC 36, Deas 7, Lollis 5, Brooks 6, Guidry 2, Maher 2, Eugene 4, Kuo, 3, Coleman 6; VCSU 22, Nelson 4, Entzi 5, Kvilvang 4, Cornelious 3, Lee 4, Sand 1. Assists — PC 16, Deas 3, Guidry 5, Maher 1, Eugene 2; VCSU 12, Nelson 3, Kvilvang 3, Lee 2, McCalla 2, Skelly 1, Kennedy 1. Turnovers — PC 17, VCSU 18. Blocks — PC 1, Lollis 1; VCSU 0. Steals — PC 6, Deas 3, Guidry 1, Eugene 2; VCSU 6, Nelson 3, Lee 2, Cornelious 1.


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