Knights Make it Two in a Row
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC men's basketball team used an efficient offense to beat Minnesota, Morris 83-76 Saturday.
Greg Holzhuter finished with 22 points in MLC's win over UMM, and also set the new career record at MLC for steals
The Knights shot 55.9 percent from the field for the game, including a 42.1 percent clip from beyond the arc, and finished with 28 assists on 33 made field goals.
Senior guard Greg Holzhueter led the way offensive with 22 points on 8-10 shooting, and also finished with five steals, making him the all-time career leader in steals at MLC. Holzhueter passed Jeff Dolan's previous record of 147, and now sits at 149 steals for his career.
The Knights finished the first half with a five-point lead at 41-36 with the help of 56.3 percent shooting from the field. Holzhueter had ten points in the first half, while Nathan Bauer had nine points and six assists heading into the break.
MLC held on throughout the second half, keeping the lead the entire 20 minutes and holding off each Cougar charge. The Knights Holzhueter and Bauer each had 12 points in the half, while Galen Holzhueter added nine points.
For the game, the Knights had four players in double figures, with Greg Holzhueter and Bauer leading with 22 and 21, respectively. Bauer also added nine assists. Galen Holzhueter finished with 13 points, and also added a career high eight assists. Justin Danell provided some offense down low with ten points.
With the win, MLC improved to 2-11 overall, and 2-3 in the UMAC. UMM fell to 6-9 on the season and 3-2 in league play with the loss.
The Knights will return to action on Tuesday, January 25, when they host North Central for a double header of men’s and women’s basketball, with the men starting around 7:30 p.m.