Lady Vikings win 12th straight, Runnin' Vikes drop tough game vs TVCC

Lady Vikings win 12th straight, Runnin' Vikes drop tough game vs TVCC

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The Lady Vikings ripped-off their 12th consecutive win on Saturday and remained perfect in Northwest Athletic Conference East Region play with an 80-73 victory over Treasure Valley.

Big Bend sophomore Miranda Johnson (Salt Lake City, UT) led all scorers with 23 points and added 7 rebounds while freshman Hannah Willson (Rexburg, ID) picked up 3 rebounds and chipped in 17 points.

The Lady Vikings (16-2; 5-0) shot 54.3% from the field including 10-fo-20 from 3-point land. Treasure Valley (9-9, 2-4) struggled from long range connection on just 3-of-23, 3-point attempts. A big advantage for the Lady Vikes was that they were able to sink 20-of-25 free throws (80%) while the Lady Chukars again struggled to hit just 12-of-23 of their own from the charity stripe.

BBCC jumped out quickly and led 32-13 after the first quarter of play — their largest lead of the game. However, Treasure Valley kept battling back and cut the lead to 42-40 with 7:54 left in the third. TVCC did outscore the Lady Vikes in the fourth quarter 24-18, but it would be enough to pull out the come-from-behind win.


Treasure Valley 97, Runnin' Vikes 91

After an evenly matched first half, Treasure Valley pulled away to a 69-52 advantage with 9:10 left in the game and looked like they were putting the game on cruise control. But the Runnin' Vikes would battle cutting the lead to five (78-73) on a Seraphin Decker layup with 4:01 left to play. But the Chukars (6-10, 4-2) stayed calm and connected on 9 of their final 10  free throws to ice the game down the stretch and take the eventual victory, 97-91.

The Runnin' Vikes (12-4, 2-13) were led by Decker (SO; Las Vegas, NV) and Koby Huerta (So; Covington, WA) who each scored 29 points in the road loss while Decker also grabbed 9 rebounds.

Mauricio Smith 9SO; Las Vegas, NV) chipped in 10 points and 4 rebounds in the loss.

For the full men's boxscore: CLICK HERE.


Next game:

Big Bend will host Walla Walla on Monday in a Martin Luther King Holiday showdown inside the Peter C. DeVries Center on Monday. The Lady Vikes will tip-off at 2 p.m. with the men to follow at 4 p.m.

On the women's side, Walla Wall is currently 3-2 in the conference and 13-5 overall and currently tied with North Idaho in third place in the NWAC East standings.

For the men, Walla Walla is also 3-2 in conference play and 9-9 overall. The Warriors are currently in fourth place in the NWAC East just ahead of BBCC.