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No. 22 Vikings Notch Kaminsky's 400th Career Win

February 04, 2013
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Story by Chad Slyter, Valley City State Sports Information

MAYVILLE, N.D. -- No. 22 Valley City State (N.D.) returned to the form that head coach Jeff Kaminsky has instilled in his eight seasons at the helm as the Vikings took care of business on the road at Mayville State (N.D.) in a 68-49 victory. The win was Kaminsky's 400th career win.

The Vikings led from beginning to end as they limited the home team Comets to just one of 18 shooting from beyond the 3-point line and shot just 33% in the game.

Valley City State conversely didn't miss much as it shot an even 50% in the game and was nine of 18 from the arc.

Gus Kueber, who transferred from Mayville State to Valley City in his final season, was greeted by a hostile crowd but it didn't affect him as he led the Vikings with 17 points in the victory.

Kaminsky's career milestone comes in his eighth season at Valley City State with his Viking career record now standing at an impressive 131-99. Prior to coming to Valley City State, Kaminsky coached at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for 11 seasons.

Kaminsky returned the Vikings to their traditional form in the 2007-08 season when the program won 20 games for the first time in 20 seasons, finishing with a 22-8 record and narrowly missing the NAIA National Tournament. He then followed it up by leading the Vikings to the DAC regular season Co-Championship in 2009-10, finishing with a 20-10 overall record before leading the Vikings to another 20-10 season in 2011-12.

The win versus Mayville State pushed the Vikings to 19-5 in the 2012-13 season. Valley City State and coach Kaminsky will look to mark another 20 win season when they will play on the road at Jamestown College on Wednesday at 7:30 pm.  The Vikings and Jimmies have split their two games so far this season, with each team winning on their respective home court.