Aberdeen, SD (PCSaints.com) – The Presentation College Saints Men’s Basketball team completed the sweep over Waldorf University Warriors tonight by a score of 82-71. The Saints move to 6-18 overall and 1-11 in the NSAA.
The Saints and Warriors battled back and forth over the first eight minutes of play. Brandon Doss (JR/Cincinnati, OH) hit two free-throws one to tie the game and the other to put the Saints up by a point a lead they would never give back. The Saints built their lead to as large as 24 points in the first half. The Warriors did fight back and the Saints took a 16 point lead to the locker room at halftime.
Much like the rest of the season the Saints came out of the locker room and battled. This time they worked to keep their lead. Over the first five minutes of the half the Saints maintained a 17 point lead. The Warriors kept battling the Saints all night and several times over the last ten minutes of the game cut the lead to single digits. The Saints were able to play good defense and make their free-throws down the stretch tonight to bring home an eleven point win over the Warriors
By the Numbers…
The Saints had five players tonight in double digit scoring. Led by Isaac Sumption (SO/Frederick, SD) with 14 points. Travez Nyx (SR/Detroit, MI) had 13 points on the night. Brandon Doss and Jackson Becker (JR/Aberdeen, SD) both had 11 points each. Maximo Guillermo (JR/Santo Domingo, D.R.) rounded out the Saints with 10 points, for scorers in double digits tonight. Travez Nyx led the Saints with six rebounds. Brandon Doss had four assists. The Saints as a team shot 53.7% from the field, 50% from behind the arch and 75% from the free-throw line.
ABERDEEN, SD (viterbo.prestosports.com) [SAT] – The Viterbo University Men’s Basketball earned a win at Presentation College (SD) in an 84-80 nailbiter on Saturday night. . The V-Hawks improve to 15-11 (9-4 NSAA), while the Saints fall to 6-19 (1-12 NSAA).
Ben Olson would score the first points of the game, and six of the first eight for Viterbo. Jack Monis scored the next six for the V-Hawks to tie the game 14-14 at 14:27, and Olson found Robert Cunitz for three to give Viterbo the lead. Cole Cruble and Luke Spink each hit shots off the bench to extend the lead, but the Saints went on a major run to take the lead 33-31 at 4:02. Keegan Severn’s jumper stopped the run, followed by an Olson steal and layup as Viterbo took a 40-37 lead into halftime.
Dakota Mannel got the action going for Viterbo in the second, with a basket and a steal that led to a Cunitz triple. Olson would score eight straight for the V-Hawks, and Alex King hit a three off the bench to make it a seven-point game with under 10 minutes left. Monis converted an and-one, and Olson nailed a threat 7:07 making the score 66-57. Although Maximo Guillermo made it one possession at 2:37, Olson hit a pair of jumpers with a Cunitz three in between, and the V-Hawks it their foul shots late to win the game 84-80.
Viterbo had a slight edge from the floor, 53%-50%, but were extremely hot from three, hitting 62% of their shots compared to 29% by the Saints. Viterbo also won the rebounding battle, 31-26.
Olson led all players with 34 points to go with five boards and Mannel contributed three assists and two steals. Travez Nyx had 16 points for the Saints.