Grand View University issued the following announcement on Dec. 7.
The Vikings men's basketball team hosted and defeated the Eagles of Faith Baptist Bible College Thursday, December 6th. Grand View hit the century mark, winning the contest by a final score of 100-41. The Vikings improved to 6-5 overall.
Every member of the Viking squad saw significant playing time.
Grand View dominated from the onset as they began the game on a 19-6 run.
The Vikings were able to get to the rim and score at will. The first half saw them shoot 69% from the floor. Grand View only shot 4 three-point attempts in the first period and they made 1. The Vikings' also only turned the ball over 3 times compared to 15 assists.
Grand View's defense was equally impressive. They held the Eagles to 21% shooting from the field and forced them into 12 turnovers.
The combination of great offense and defense provided the Vikings with a 53-16 advantage going into the halftime locker room.
The second half was much of the same. The starters began the second period by going on an 11-0 spurt.
The Vikings weren't as efficient scoring the ball as they were in the first half, but they made up for it with their three-point shooting. Grand View was 53% from the field and 47% from long range.
The defense continued to hold strong as well. It kept the Eagles shooting 23% from the floor in the second period.
KEYS TO THE GAME…
The Vikings dominated in every facet of the game. They outshot the Eagles 61% from the floor and 42% from deep, while their opponents went 22% and 27% respectively.
Grand View shared the ball extremely well. They dished out 30 assists on 44 made shots. They also only committed 9 turnovers.
The Vikings outrebounded the Eagles 43-36. Faith Baptist recorded 13 offensive rebounds compared to Grand View's 6.
PLAYERS OF NOTE…
All Vikings saw playing time in the contest, and all but two players entered the scoring column.
Donald Metoyer Jr. (SR/Kansas City, Kansas) led all scorers with 14 points on 7/9 shooting. The big man added 5 rebounds and 1 block.
Jay Chen (SO/Taipei, Taiwan) scored 12 points while going 5/8 from the field. Chen connected on both of his three-point attempts.
Kory Kuenstling (SR/Dunkerton, Iowa) was the final Viking to reach double figures. Kuenstling ended the night with 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The senior threw down 3 dunks on the evening.
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