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Forum staff reports, Published March 08 2012

Valley City State women fall at NAIA tournament

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – College of the Ozark’s Morgan Smith scored a game-high 19 points and tallied seven rebounds and four assists to secure a 57-51 victory for the Bobcats (30-3) against Valley City State on Friday at the women’s NAIA Division II National Basketball Championship.

Valley City’s Brittany Lehner posted 16 points and Courtney Titus added 12 points and six rebounds for the Vikings (19-15).

VC (19-15): Lehner6-9 4-6 16, Hummel 1-5 2-2 4, Titus 5-12 1-1 12, Even 0-8 0-0 0, Jihad 1-8 0-0 2, Ralston 2-3 0-0 4, Scherr 1-2 0-0 3, Pedersen 1-3 0-0 2, Hunter 4-8 0-1 8, Trautman 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 21-58 7-12 51.

O (30-3): Hickey 3-5 0-2 7, Smith 6-13 7-8 19, Combc 1-2 1-3 3, Walker 1-5 0-0 2, Waught 4-12 1-2 11, Wiebe 0-2 0-0 0, Posey 2-3 1-2 6, Kepler 1-5 3-4 6, Laugger 1-2 0-0 3, Merriman 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 19-49 13-23 57.

Half: VC 24, O 25. 3-point goals: VS 2-22 (Hummel 0-1, Titus 1-6, Even 0-7, Jihad 0-3, Ralston 0-1, Scherr 1-2, Pedersen 0-2), O 6-25 (Hickey 1-2, Smith 0-1, Combs 0-1, Walker 0-4, Waught 2-8, Wiebe 0-1, Posey 1-2, Kepler 1-4, Lauffer 1-2). Total fouls: VC 17, O 14. Fouled out: Lehner. Rebounds: VC 45 (Even 8), O 32 (Smith 7). Assists: VC 8 (Titus; Jihad; Scherr 2), O 13 (Smith 4). Steals: VC 12 (Even 3), O 10 (Hickey; Walker; Waught 2). Turnovers: VC 22, O 16. A: 509.