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Men’s Basketball Rolls over Martin Luther on Senior Day

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Notables
-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.
 
Top Performers
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.
 
Up Next
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.
 

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