Basketball teams go 3 for 4 on the Weekend
01/13/2013 - 6:00 AM
The SCSU basketball teams were on the road for a pair of games over the weekend at Southwest MN State University and the University of Sioux Falls.
The women’s basketball team was 1-1 on the weekend taking down SMSU on Friday 77-70. The game with the Mustangs was a tight battle to the end. With 2:43 left in the second half the game was tied. The Huskies trailed by as many as ten points in the contest. Jessica Benson led the Huskies with a career-high 32 point performance in the win. Sam Price and Lexy Petermann also scored in the double digits for SCSU. Saturday afternoon the Huskies fell in a close contest with the University of Sioux Falls 56-57. Benson and Price led the Huskies scoring double-digit points. SCSU is now 11-2 overall and 7-2 in the NSIC.
The men’s team was 2-0 over the weekend in the pair of NSIC contests. On Friday the team took down the Mustangs of SMSU in a come from behind fashion. The Huskies won the close matchup 71-69. Theo Rothstein gave the Huskies their first lead of the game late in the second half. He led the team with 12 points in the second half for a game total of 14. Shaun Jensen added the final seven points to catapult the Huskies to victory in the final minutes. He finished the game with 12 points, James Fort and Damarius Cruz also finished with double-digit totals on Friday. Saturday Cruz scored a career high 25 points in the 83-73 win over the University of Sioux Falls. Jensen, Rothstein and Connor Niehaus also tallied double digit totals in the victory. The men’s team is now 11-2 overall and 7-2 in the NSIC.
The teams have a quick turnaround facing UMD in Duluth on Tuesday evening.
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