Winona State falls to St. Cloud State, 74-70 | All Tech Sir

St. CLOUD, Minn. – The Winona State College males’s basketball crew confronted the St. Cloud State on Friday, Jan. 13 in a contest the place the host Huskies pulled away late to lose to WSU 74-70 on the highway.

Trailing 39-33 at halftime, Winona State acquired off to a chilly begin within the second 20 minutes, trailing by double digits simply three minutes into the sport at 52-38. Luke Martens helped WSU climb again into the competition when he scored after a layup, and Owen King hit a 3-pointer moments later to offer a robust Warrior response and minimize the deficit to 11 halfway by way of the second half.

The 2 groups traded baskets for the rest of the second stanza with 4 Warriors, Connor Drew, Declan Dillon, Owen King and Luke Martens, all reaching double figures in scoring as WSU led the Huskies. Within the closing minute, WSU closed the competition to inside three factors at 71-68, however SCSU’s Jalen Griffin hit considered one of two free throws to make it 72-68.

Nonetheless, the Warriors’ Declan Dillon answered with a layup with 12 seconds left to tug WSU inside attain of a hero, down simply two at 72-70.

Sadly for Winona State, Matthew Willert of St. Cloud State, for 2 free throws with ten seconds to play to ice the sport for the house crew. Willert’s late-game makes have been a part of a 12-of-14 day on the foul line for SCSU; WSU was 9 of 12 from the free throw line within the sport.

Winona State saved the benefit on the boards (32-28), however St. Cloud State took benefit of eight Huskie steals within the sport to drive WSU into 12 turnovers.

St. Cloud State was 25 of 60 (41.7%) on the evening. The Huskies noticed Jalen Griffin lead his crew with 15 factors. SCSU strikes to 7-9 total and 4-7 in NSIC play.

As a crew, Winona State shot 29-of-59 (44.1%) from the ground total and was 9-of-25 from 3-point vary. Connor Drew led WSU with 17 factors, whereas Declan Dillon had 15 factors and 6 rebounds. Owen King additionally hit double figures with 11 factors and Luke Martens added ten. Drew grabbed eight rebounds to steer Winona State in boards.

With the loss, WSU drops to 9-7 on the yr and 4-7 within the NSIC. Winona State hosts Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, January 14th, the Bulldogs and Warriors will tip off at 5:30pm in Romano Gymnasium.

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