Fast start for Vikings charges past CSC

Jaisean Jackson (2), junior of Denver, looks for a pass into the paint while being guarded by Jameson Bryan (10), freshman of Apple Valley, Minnesota, during the game against Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Saturday in the Chicoine Center. — Photo by Anh Le

The Vikings scored 43 points in the first half with the Eagles falling short with only 16 points. CSC struggled all over the court, especially from long-range, where they only converted on 2 of 13 shots. CSC shot less than 20 percent in the first half. The Vikings were 46.7 percent with shooting three pointers and 50 percent all in all.
In the second half of the game, the Eagles improved, scoring 31 points to the Vikings 37 points. The Eagles improved to 50 percent from the court and 5 of 8 from behind the three-point line.
Jordan Mills, sophomore of Alliance, finished with nine points in the second half and five rebounds. Walker Andrew, freshman of Littleton, Colorado, and Adoum Mbang, junior of Yaoundé, Cameroon, who played his first season, game both scored nine points. Mbang was also the leader defensively on the boards grabbing six rebounds.
Jeremy Ruffin, junior of Chicago, was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week last week for his double-double against the University of Nebraska at Kearney, while grabbing two steals and shutting down the Loper star forward Trey Lansman.
The Eagles are back home this week to open conference play against Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Orediggers are ranked No. 6 in the nation, starting the season at 6-0. They were also picked to finish second in the RMAC in the preseason coaches’ poll.
CSC will then follow up with Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Monday at the same time. The CCU game was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was moved due to RMAC scheduling conflicts.

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