Saints Top Knights in Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. – The MLC men’s basketball team was unable to keep up with the hot shootings Saints from St. Scholastica in a 77-55 loss Friday night.
The Saints were efficient throughout the game offensively, shooting 50.9 percent from the field and going 10-22 (45.5 percent) from beyond the three-point arc, while MLC struggled to shoot 35.5 percent from the floor and 23.1 percent from long range.
MLC kept things close to start the game, but the Saints took control in the last part of the first half to go into the break with a 42-33 lead.
The Knights cut the deficit to seven at 44-37 early in the second half, but a 17-4 run by the Saints pushed the lead to 20, and all but ended any hopes the Knights had of a comeback.
Galen Holzhueter led MLC with 16 points, while Justin Danell added eight points and a team-best six rebounds. Craig Wilke also scored eight for MLC off the bench.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 1-20 overall and 1-10 in the UMAC, while St. Scholastica improved to 12-10 on the season and 9-2 in league play.
The Knights will return to action tomorrow (Saturday, February 11), when they travel to Northland for a game scheduled to start at 5 p.m.[STATS]