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February 25, 2011

Women’s last game, seniors honored Paige Curtis STAFF WRITER

The lady Viking basketball team played hard for a victory in a close game against Waldorf College. The final score of the game was 75-70. Senior day and the team’s last home game was held Saturday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Sisam Arena, where four seniors were announced and recognized for their dedication to Grand View athletics. The seniors recognized were Kristin Rasmussen, guard; Beth Ehlers, guard; Krista Walker, guard; and Danielle Ballard, center. “The last game was very emotional for us seniors,” Ehlers said. “Sad because it was our last home game, but happy to be here playing with our teammates.” “It’s crazy how fast time flies, so it was hard to grasp the fact this would be our last time playing a game in Sisam Arena. Almost all of my best memories at Grand View have been with my teammates throughout the years,” Ehlers said. The Vikings were in the lead for most of the game with a 45-38 score at half. During the second half the Warriors

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Nicole Wilson, junior guard, dribbles past an Ashford University player at the game on Wednesday, Feb. 16. This was the second to last game of their regular season, and they won 58-48. The team’s ending record for the season was 14-16.

pulled within two points with two minutes left. The Viking’s would gain a larger lead with the help of Danielle Ballard who had a game high of 15 points. Amy Vos scored 13 and Karissa Shindelar, sophomore guard, recorded 12 with

four assists. The Viking’s ended with a 14-16 record. Amy Vos, sophomore guard, said, “I felt that this year was a building year but we are still working together at practices and preparing

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the team for the conference tournament.” The Viking women are currently ranked fifth in the conference. The team is practicing to get ready for the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament.

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Men’s basketball team end season with win Paige Curtis STAFF WRITER

The Grand View men’s basketball team won their final home game against Waldorf College with a large 40-point lead. The final score came out to be 77-37. The game was Saturday, Feb. 19, in Sisam Arena at 3 p.m. A large and loud crowd came to support the team and filled the arena’s seating. The only time the Warriors were leading was after the first basket. At half, the Vikings already had a substantial lead of 42-15. Nick Wagner, senior guard, said, “We have been through a lot this year, it was nice to see our team pull it

together at the end of the season. The chemistry of the team has gotten much stronger as the year has gone on.” Wagner was also the high scorer of the game with 13 points and 10 were in the first half. Being the last game, it also was senior day. All seniors were recognized before the game for their hardwork and significance to the team. The seniors on the team this year are Wagner, Jamel LeBranch, guard and Royce Phillips, point guard. Josh Henry, junior guard, said, “Saturday’s game was a very important game because we wanted to be sure and get our seniors one last win at home. They are all 3 great players and play a big role on

our team. We will definitely miss them next year.” The season record right now is 17-9. Nathan Muench, junior center, said, “It’s been a fun season with a lot of adversity that has made the team stronger.” The team is still continuing their practices to prepare for the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament. Henry said, “Our season has had plenty of ups and downs but we have been playing really well as of late and are the hottest team in the league right now going into the conference tournament. It won’t be easy but we are hoping to win our 3rd straight conference title and make another trip to Branson for the National Tournament.”

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Kody Ingle, freshmen guard, shoots the ball over an Ashford University player. The team won 68-64 in overtime. Their overall record was 18-10, and they had a conference record of 8-8.

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