Men Struggle at St. Olaf
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - The MLC men's basketball team fell behind early and was never able to get things going in an 82-38 loss at St. Olaf Monday.
With the game 6-4 early in the first half, St. Olaf put things out of reach with a 22-0 run over a span of more than ten minutes. MLC finished the first half trailing 46-17 after shooting 24 percent from the floor, while St. Olaf shot 55.2 percent from the field and 8-15 from beyond the three-point line.
St. Olaf put away any hopes of an MLC comeback at the start of the second half, opening the second stanza with a 17-2 spurt to put them ahead 63-19 on the way to winning comfortably.
The Knights finished the game shooting 22.2 percent from the floor, and also committed 16 turnovers. Scott Henrich led MLC with nine points, while Jake Unke and Justin Danell each had six points. Danell also added a team high seven rebounds.
MLC dropped to 0-3 on the season with the loss, while St. Olaf improved to 3-0 in the win.
The Knights will return to action on Wednesday, December 1, when they host St. John's for a 7 p.m. tilt.