VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Blake Strouth scored 19 points to lead Minnesota State Moorhead to a 72-71 victory over Valley City State in men's basketball Wednesday.

The Dragons led 42-37 at halftime but struggled shooting the ball in the second half.

Matt Aakre (16 points) and Craig Williams (11 points) were also in double figures for MSUM.

Mike Stowman led the Vikings with 18 points.

MSUM: O'Neal 2-5 3-3 7, Isaacson 1-3 3-4 5, Strouth 8-14 0-0 19, Williams 4-13 2-4 11, Seals 0-2 0-0 0, Oduniyi 1-2 0-0 2, Aakre 6-14 0-0 16, Hardy 2-4 0-0 4, Holte 3-4 2-2 8. Totals 27-61 10-13 72.

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VCSU: Sussex 0-4 0-0 0, Lindahl 5-10 0-0 13, Stowman 3-4 9-11 18, Curry 6-13 2-2 16, Howard 5-9 2-5 12, Ernst 0-1 0-0 0, Anderson 1-4 0-0 2, King 1-1 0-0 2, Adams 2-2 0-0 4, Wolff 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 25-52 13-19 71.

Halftime: MSUM 42, VCSU 37. 3-point goals: MSUM 8-22 (Strouth 3-5, Williams 1-7, Aakre 4-10), VCSU 8-17 (Jackson 0-3, Lindahl 3-5, Stowman 3-4, Curry 2-3, Anderson 0-2). Total fouls: MSUM 22, VCSU 13. Rebounds: MSUM 38 (Williams 11), VCSU 30 (Lindahl 6). Assists: MSUM 8 (three with 2), VCSU 10 (Curry 4). Steals: MSUM 6 (Isaacson 2), VCSU 5 (five with 1). Turnovers: MSUM 18, VCSU 14.

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