-Wilken is the lone CSS senior player
-Final scheduled regular season home game for the Saints
-CSS has shot over 50% from the floor in four of six games this season
-Back-to-back 20-point games for Silgen
DULUTH, Minn. (csssaints.com) – The St. Scholastica men’s basketball team led for over 35 minutes and had little trouble with Martin Luther College on Saturday, winning 90-61 at the Reif Gymnasium to improve to 6-0 on the year.
How It Happened
The Knights (1-7, 0-5 UMAC) kept pace with the Saints in the early going, leading 11-9 after the first four minutes. CSS then went on a 9-0 run with four points coming from Isiah Hendrickson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East HS) to make it 18-11. Later in the half, five straight points from Noah Winesett (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East HS) and a jumper by Quinn Fischer (Esko, Minn./Esko HS) gave St. Scholastica a 30-17 advantage. CSS went into the locker room up by that same 13-point margin of 38-25.
The second half saw plenty of fouls, 23 to be exact, and the Saints were 13-of-22 from the line, while the Knights were 9-of-9. Jack Silgen (Deerwood, Minn./Crosby-Ironton HS (St. Thomas)) scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half and the Saints shot 57% from the floor to win going away 90-61.
Silgen led the Saints in scoring for the second straight game with 20 points, while Winesett finished with 13 points. The lone senior on the team, Jarod Wilken (Annandale, Minn./Annandale HS), finished with nine points and a team-high seven rebounds. Cade Goggleye (Nett Lake, Minn./North Woods HS) dished out four assists.
The Saints (6-0, 5-0 UMAC) return to the floor on Thursday where they will face North Central University (Minn.) in battle of conference unbeatens in Minneapolis. Action is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.