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College men's basketball: CSS downs Martin Luther

St. Scholastica scored eight of the final 10 points to pull away and defeat Martin Luther College 64-55 in UMAC action Wednesday night at Reif Gymnasium.

St. Scholastica scored eight of the final 10 points to pull away and defeat Martin Luther College 64-55 in UMAC action Wednesday night at Reif Gymnasium.

Quinn Fischer of Esko paced the Saints (5-7 overall, 3-2 UMAC) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Nate Weets of Cloquet added 12 points and Jarod Wilken scored 11.

CSS led 26-25 at halftime and 56-53 before closing the game with a 3-pointer by Sam Thompson, a jumper by Brandon Newman and a Collin Anderson layup.

Austin DeNoyer (17) and Ian Paulsen (15) paced the Knights (5-7, 2-3) in scoring.

Both teams struggled shooting, with CSS making 8 of 33 shots (24.2 percent) from 3-point range and Martin Luther nailing just 3 of 17 (17.6 percent).

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• Timothy Wendel scored 31 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Crown College to an 83-70 UMAC victory over Wisconsin-Superior at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.

UWS (2-11, 1-4) led 37-35 at halftime before UMAC-leading Crown (9-3, 4-0) outscored the Yellowjackets 48-33 in the second half.

Wendel was 9-for-15 from the field and 13-for-14 at the free-throw line.

Montroy Scott led the Yellowjackets with 22 points, while Mac Reykdal and Andrew McGill combined for another 30 points.

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