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Valley City State University
Men's Basketball - Fri, Feb. 3, 2017

LA CROSSE, Wis. – After dropping three in a row on the road, the Viterbo University men's basketball team returned to their bread and butter – the R.W. Beggs Sr. Gymnasium. The V-Hawks picked up their sixth straight win on their home court, holding off Valley City State University 66-58. 


-Erik Engelstad (SR/Cambridge, Wis.) set the pace early, scoring the V-Hawks first five points and Viterbo never looked back, holding the lead the entire game.

-Ethan Haberman (JR/La Crosse, Wis.) connected on a pair of triples in the final 10 minutes of the half as he joined Engelstad with 10 points in the first frame.

-Defense was key for Viterbo as they shut down Valley City from beyond the arc, allowing them to shoot just 1-for-8 (12.5 percent).

-Out of the locker room, the V-Hawks pushed their advantage to 15 points after a three-pointer from Jared Fleischmann (JR/Marshfield, Wis.).

-The lead hovered around 15 until the Vikings put on some pressure in the final four minutes.

-Valley City had a layup and three-pointer to cut their deficit to six with 52 seconds to play, but Fleischmann and Austin Poehls (JR/Cadott, Wis.) hit three free throws to push the lead back to nine.

-The Vikings responded with two free throws, but it was too late as Viterbo evened their conference record at 6-6.


-Haberman led four in double digits with 17 points, going 5-for-12 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

-Fleischmann reached double digits for the first time in four games, totaling 11 points including nine in the second half. The junior added a team-high five assists, his ninth game with at least five.

-The V-Hawks hit 35 percent of their triples while holding Valley City to 21.1 percent (4-for-19).

-Viterbo forced 22 turnovers, recording eight steals.

-Austin Dunbar led Valley City as he totaled 15 points and 19 rebounds. Jason Ralph added 15 points.


The V-Hawks host Dakota State tomorrow, February 4 at 6:00 p.m. Live video and stats can be found on

Valley City State (N.D.) 14-12, 6-6 NSAA292958
Viterbo University 14-11, 6-6 NSAA333366
Feb. 3, 2017
La Crosse, Wis. (R.W. Beggs Sr. Gym)
Attendance: 293
Valley City State (N.D.)Indv. LeadersViterbo University
2 Players (#14,#22) - 15Points #44 Haberman, Ethan - 17
#22 Dunbar, Austin - 19Rebounds #35 Engelstad, Erik - 7
2 Players (#04,#14) - 3Assists #02 Fleischmann, Jared - 5
Valley City State (N.D.)Team StatisticsViterbo University
38.8% (19 - 49) Field Goals % 41.5% (22 - 53)
21.1% (4 - 19) 3 Point Field Goals % 35% (7 - 20)
84.2% (16 - 19) Free Throws 71.4% (15 - 21)
40Rebounds 28
8Assists 14
22Turnovers 13
82nd Chance Pts 10
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