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Park dispatches Lady Vikings, 65-40

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PARKVILLE -- The Missouri Valley College women's basketball team couldn't get its shots to drop Tuesday during a 65-40 non-conference loss at Park.

Only one other time over the past 46 games have so few points been scored by the Lady Vikings, who were held to a 29.3-percent field-goal percentage and made just two of 21 attempts from three-point territory.

The Lady Pirates opened up a 12-point lead in the first 10 minutes and extended it to a 16-point spread after Valley went scoreless for nearly seven-and-a-half minutes.

Junior Sami Jackson made a lay-up and freshman Chelsey Merrigan sank two free throws with 2:09 left in the first half to cut the deficit to 10 points, but sophomore Vivian Holcomb converted a conventional three-point play to push the margin up to 16.

Junior Clare Youngclaus connected from outside for the Lady Vikings in the final minute of the period, sending the game into the break with Park holding a 35-22 lead.

The Lady Pirates opened the second half with a 13-4 run, pushing the spread up to 25 points with under seven minutes remaining.

Holcomb led Park (4-3) with 16 points and senior Dominique Hayes produced a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, part of her team's 43-31 edge on the boards.

Senior Chelsea Quiring's eight points was high for Valley (2-4), which got seven points and five rebounds from Merrigan in her first varsity appearance.

The Lady Vikings, who were coming off back-to-back wins, play in the Northwest Missouri State Tournament this weekend -- starting with Friday's tilt against William Penn (Iowa).

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