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01/17/20 – St. Cloud State 82 – Concordia St. Paul 72
St. Cloud State utilized consistent offense in a 82-72 win Friday night over Concordia St. Paul.
The tempo was set for the Huskies early on shooting over 50% in the first quarter. Tori Wortz led SCSU in a 2nd quarter push for a 38-29 lead into the halftime lead. She notched 20 points in the opening half with Brehna Evans strong on the boards with 6 rebounds.
SCSU held the momentum into the third quarter carrying a ten point lead. Despite foul trouble, big baskets from Madelin Dammann helped SCSU to a thirteen point lead with 10 minutes left.
Concordia St. Paul searched for a late response pulling the contest within six points, yet the Huskies held their ground. Strong defense right at the finish of the fourth quarter ultimately led the Huskies to a solid 82-72 victory at home. Junior Tori Wortz controlled the offense all night with 24 points along with Madelin Dammann and Brenah Evans scoring double digits. Nikki Kilboten was a force defensively with 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.
01/17/20 – St. Cloud State 84 – Minnesota State 77
SCSU capped off a dominant weekend of games at home with a massive result Saturday afternoon earning a 84-77 over Mankato.
Brehna Evans showed her consistent and strong form of play into this contest guiding the Huskies to a 42-38 lead into the halftime break. The sophomore guard collected 17 points, four rebounds and five assists in the opening half of the contest.
In a physical game, both teams faced some foul trouble early in the game that crept into the 2nd half. Free throw shooting proved crucial early in the half with free throws propelling SCSU ahead to a 7 point lead.
The free throw line proved pivotal in the final quarter of the contest, pulling MSU – Mankato back into the contest within three points. Yet all game long, SCSU found ways to hold Mankato at bay for a 84-77 win. Evans controlled the game for SCSU with 23 points while Katrina Theis also went along with a double double on 18 points and 10 rebounds as well.
SCSU improved their winning streak to 6 games, the longest in program history since the 2014-15 season. The Huskies improved their record to a impressive 12-4 and 9-3 in NSIC conference play.
St. Cloud State travels for a tough test battling Northern State January 24th in South Dakota.