KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Vikings Hand USF Men First NSIC Loss



Bookmark and Share

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana shot a season-high 55.5 percent from the field and 61 percent from 3-point range on its way to a 96-77 win over Sioux Falls (5-2, 2-1 NSIC) on Saturday night at the Stewart Center. Casey Schilling recorded his second double-double of the season finishing with 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Vikings (5-4, 2-1 NSIC).

Augustana hit 11 3-pointers in the win, marking its third straight game with 10 or more in the contest. Daniel Jansen was a perfect 3 for 3 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points on 6 of 9 shooting. Jansen was also 4 of 4 from the free throw line.

Freshman guard Matthew Brazendale posted the second 20-point performance of his career, finishing with 20 on 7 of 14 shooting. Augustana shot 83 percent from the free throw line hitting 29 of 35 shots from the stripe. Schilling led the Vikings at the line with a career-high 10 made free throws on 12 attempts.

Adam Beyer added a season-high nine points for Augustana making one field goal and going 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Ethan Guske pitched in eight points hitting 2 of 3 from 3-point range.

USF was led Mack Johnson who scored 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Mahlon Jones added 19 points for the Cougars going 8 of 12 from the field. 

After USF started off the game with a quick 3-pointer from the right corner, the Vikings went on a12-3 run to grab a big lead. The Cougars stopped the bleeding getting baskets on consecutive possessions but Jansen and Brazendale answered with two straight 3-pointers to put the Vikings up 19-9.

Augustana hit 7 of its first 8 shots, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range in the first five and a half minutes of the game to take a 21-9 lead at the game's first media timeout.

The Cougars went on a 17-4 run over the four and a half minutes, hitting three 3-pointers during the stretch, taking a 26-25 lead with 10:11 to play in the first half. Augustana stormed right back scoring 14 of the game's next 18 points to take a 39-30 lead.

USF followed suit and scored eight straight points on three straight possessions, on two more 3-pointers by Johnson to make it a 39-37 game. That did not get the Vikings down as they scored 12 of the game's next 16 points to go up 51-41 with 1:32 to go in the half.

Augustana took a 51-45 halftime lead after shooting 65 percent (19 of 29) from the field in the first half, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range. The Vikings were led by Schilling's 13 first-half points with Matthew Brazendale and Jansen each adding nine points.

USF got 14 points from Johnson in the first half as he was 5 of 7 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range. The Cougars finished the half shooting 50 percent (17 of 34) from the field, 6 of 13 from 3-point range.

The Vikings pushed the lead to 10 at 55-45 a minute and a half into the second half but USF went on a 10-3 run over the next two minutes to make it a three point game at 58-55 in favor of the Vikings. That is as close as Augustana would allow the Cougars to get as the Vikings were able to push the lead back up to 10 at 72-62 with 9:31 remaining in the game. Brazendale scored five points during that stretch and seven over a minute span and the Vikings and the Vikings continued to add to their lead.

Schilling gave the Vikings its largest lead of the night at 15 hitting his second 3-pointer of the night making the score 81-66 with 6:50 remaining in the game. The Vikings continued to overwhelm the Cougars pushing their lead to 20 at 91-71 after a putback by Devin Gilligan.


< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Explorers quick start too much for Birds  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD-- The Sioux Falls Canaries were dogged by timely ...

Scheels Plays of Week from August 11th-17th  story with video

Zach Borg has your Scheels Plays of the Week from August 11th-17th. ...

Bougher pitching well for Railcats  story with video

Former Jackrabbit Stephen Bougher has had a solid second season in the American ...

Birds go extras behind Kirby-Jones HR's  story with video  Aug. 19

MMA Fights finally come to South Dakota  story with video  Aug. 19

Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit  Aug. 19

Softball season is underway  story with video  Aug. 18

Talcott adds amateur title to resume  story with video  Aug. 18

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Iowa Mother Charged After Girl Becomes Pregnant

Authorities say a central Iowa woman faces a child ...

Suspect Tried To Push Woman Into Lake

Sioux Falls Police are looking for a 19-year-old man ...

Neunaber's Father Died Of Natural Causes

(KTIV) The Plymouth County Sheriff released the ...

U.S. Senate Debate Surrounds EB-5 Scandal   story with video  Aug. 20

Rapid City Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges  Aug. 20

Restaurant Won't Pass Higher Wage To Workers  Aug. 21

Students Issued Chromebooks For Year Ahead  Aug. 20

South Dakota Hunger Report Released  story with video  Aug. 20

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top