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No. 4 JVC upends No. 3 Viborg-Hurley

Posted: Monday, Jan 21st, 2013




MITCHELL — In a battle of the unbeatens, James Valley Christian, ranked No. 4 in Class B, cruised to a 53-35 win Saturday over third-ranked Viborg-Hurley during the Hanson Classic played at Mitchell’s Corn Palace.

The Vikings, now a perfect 10-0 on the season, gave the Cougars (9-1) their first loss by forcing 16 turnovers and shooting 47 percent from the field.

James Valley Christian struck early and often, holding a 22-8 lead after the first quarter. They extended the lead to 34-19 by halftime. It was a low-scoring second half, but JVC would outscored Viborg-Hurley 19-16 to secure the win.

JVC junior forward Nathan Wedel led all scorers with 22 points and had a game-high 11 rebounds. Senior Adam Hofer added 15 points and seven boards.

Viborg-Hurley was led by junior Jack Huether who scored nine.

The Vikings will defend their perfect record Tuesday night as they host Sully Buttes at the JVC gym at 7:30 p.m.



Viborg-Hurley 8 19 26 35

James Valley Christian 22 34 43 53

Viborg-Hurley (9-1): Tyler Gerdes 2 0-0 4; Austin Bjerkaas 3 1-2 7; Jack Huether 3 2-2 9; Trevor Jacobsen 2 1-2 5; Andrew Hora 3 0-0 7; Kyle Paetow 1 0-0 3. Totals: 14 4-6 35.

James Valley Christian (10-0): Donnie Decker 0 1-2 1; Alex Waldner 4 0-0 8; Nathan Wedel 10 2-2 22; Adam Hofer 7 0-2 15; Cole Glanzer 1 2-2 5; Kellen Hood 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23 5-8 53.

Rebounds: VH 27 (Bjerkaas 7, Hora 7); JVC 30 (Wedel 11, Hofer 7). Assists: VH 7; JVC 6 (Hofer 3). 3-point goals: VH 3; JVC 2. Turnovers: VH 16; JVC 12. Steals: VH 5; JVC 15 (Hofer 5). Fouls: VH 11; JVC 8.

For the complete article see the 01-20-2013 issue.

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