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Lady Vikings earn win against Wolsey-Wessington

Posted: Saturday, Jan 11th, 2014

James Valley Christian’s Julie Loewen, front, and Wolsey-Wessington’s Brittany Bergquist battle for the ball during their game Thursday at JVC gym. In the next photo, James Valley Christian’s Hannah Loban drives to the basket against Wolsey-Wessington’s Kallie Carey during their 281 Conference girls’ basketball game Thursday at the JVC gym. The Lady Vikings emerged with a 61-41 victory. PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN

HURON ― The James Valley Christian girls’ basketball team built a 10-point halftime lead, increased it to 14 with eight minutes to play and ended up winning 61-41 Thursday night.

The Vikings were led by Khiree Held who had 31 points while Kristen Williams added 11. While the Lady Warbirds shot 34 percent from the field, five percent better than the Vikings, James Valley hit 10 three-pointers, 10 more than Wolsey-Wessington to pull away.

Brittany Berquist had 18 points for Wolsey-Wessington.

The Vikings outrebounded Wolsey-Wessington 37-32 and James Valley Christian was led by Julie Loewen who had 10, followed by Sam Dowling who had eight and Hannah Loban finished with six.

For the Warbirds Berquist had nine, while Meagan Eggleston, Kallie Carey and Sydney Carey each had four.

Both teams had troubles taking care of the ball as the Lady Vikings had 27 turnovers to the

Lady Warbirds finishing with 22.

However, James Valley Christian did have 18 steals with Williams collecting five, while Meagan Eggleston had a pair of assists.

James Valley Christian girls’ team will net play saturday evening at Sully Buttes while the Lady Warbirds will play Monday evening when they host Highmore-Harrold.

For the complete article see the 01-10-2014 issue.

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