Saturday, January 17, 2009

PSU pulling away, 80-58... And Kelsey Kahle breaks the record

After some amount of anticipation Kelsey Kahle has become the school's all time leading scorer.

Kahle scored her 22 point of the game on a nice move inside for a reverse layup following a terrific pass by sophomore Kelli Valentine.

Kahle, who is now out of the game as the Vikings have pulled away from the Bears, sat at 19 points and then 21 points for a brief moment. While at 21 points, and just one bucket away from breaking the record, she missed an easy shot and then delivered a brilliant pass inside to Valentine.

On the next trip back down the court, Valentine returned the favor.

Kahle, in her normal way, seemed as if the she did not even know about the record and continued playing her hard-nosed style.

The crowd stood in applause and then once again as Kahle was removed from the game, likely for good.

PSU leads at the half, 47-34

A sharpshooting first half has given the Vikings a 47-34 first half lead.

Portland State has hit 16 of their 30 field goal attempts and six of their 11 three-pointers.

Kelsey Kahle will at least make a push toward the record as the senior has 10 points. Kelli Valentine has 10 points as well and Claire Faucher looks to be regaining some of her form from last season as she leads the Vikings with 11 points and four assists.

Vikings lead Northern Colorado 30-16, early in the first half

If fans had any concern about the Vikings responding after a tough loss on Jan. 14 at UC Santa Barbara, those concerns should now be nullified.

After a somewhat slow start, Portland State has taken over the game on both ends of the court. The Vikings are deflecting just about every ball and using crisp passing and high percentage shots to build a lead on the Bears.

At this point, Kahle has nine points and seems well on her way to breaking the longstanding record.

Kahle is not the only Portland State player on the court that has looked sharp thus far as the Vikings seem to have a great advantage over the Bears at every position.

Stay tuned for more updates...

PSU vs. Northern Colorado Live Blog

We're here at the Stott Center live blogging the Vikings matchup with Northern Colorado.

No doubt about it, the expectation is on senior forward Kelsey Kahle and the possibility that she could break the all-time scoring record in school history today.

She is just 22 points back and with the Vikings playing on the road next week at Eastern Washington I am sure that Kahle and others would not mind seeing the record fall today as opposed to next Saturday in Cheney.

Check back later for more updates.