The Vikings of Valley City State taking on the Mayville State Comets. This game had all the makings of an absolute barn burner, with the Comets coming in as a top 5 offense in all of Division 2 in terms of 3-pointers made, and they were 7th in overall scoring. Meanwhile, the Vikings were right behind them in terms of scoring from deep, and were top 15 in overall offense from the field. And after a 19-19 first quarter, it certainly seemed like both teams were living up to the hype.
But in the second, the offense continued for one team and came to almost a complete stop for the other.Lexi Lennon was absolutely on fire from beyond the arc, and MacKenzie Huber was absolutely unstoppable down low. Sara Schwanke was hyper efficient as well, as all three put up a season-high points total for the Comets. The Vikings shot over 50% from beyond the arc, and nearly that much from the field overall. The low block combo of Alexia Olson & Andi Gayner couldn’t answer the barrage in the paint.
The Comets also couldn’t answer the darts that VCSU was throwing from deep, as Jena Lundon had an off game. The senior leader for Mayville State averages about 18 points a game, and finished with 22 but went 6/16 from deep. The majority of those came late as well. The 17-2 run in the 2nd would go on to be the deciding factor in this one. Every Comets run was answered by a Vikings response, and it would be VCSU coming out on top 86-66.