Augustana women fall on Senior Day to St. Cloud State

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Closing out their second-to-last home stand this weekend, the Augustana women's basketball team fell to St. Cloud State, 63-48. The Vikings move to 19-8 (11-7 NSIC) while the Huskies shift to 14-8 (11-7 NSIC).

Taking the floor on senior day, the Vikings were led by Lynsey Prosser with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Fellow seniors Shelby Selland (four points) and Allie Walter also contributed for Augustana.

After the first 10 minutes of action at the area, the two team were tied up at 13-13. The Vikings went 5-15 from the field while the Huskies went 5-13.

The second quarter of action saw the Vikings outscored 13-5. Going 40% from beyond the arc, the Huskies then applied pressure to the Vikings not allowing the team to connect on any threes in the quarter.

Going into the locker room the Vikings trailed 27-18 and had only connected on seven field goals. The nine points marked the largest lead of the game. Vishe' Rabb and Lynsey Prosser each tallied five points at the break.

Selland opened the third quarter netting a post move in the lane, her first points of the game and first since returning to action in over a month. The Vikings trailed by as much as 19 in the quarter, but pushed it to 49-32 to close out the quarter.

In the fourth, Janelle Shiffler pulled it the home team within 14 when she walked in for a layup, but SCSU continued to answer on their end of the court. Shiffler went on to finish with eight points. Overall, Augustana shot 32.2% from the field.

The Huskies shot 35.6 percent and were led by Tori Wortz with 16 points.

The Vikings now hit the road for two NSIC games next weekend. On Friday they take on Minnesota State at 5:30 and return to action on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in St. Paul against the Golden Bears.