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Saints report: Hanson helps Falcons holds off CSS in overtime

Silgen’s 22 points lead Saints in their men’s basketball season opener.

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Noah Hanson sank a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left in overtime to lift Wisconsin-River Falls to a 77-76 nonconference victory over St. Scholastica in the CSS men’s basketball season opener Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, before 243 at Reif Gymnasium in Duluth.
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Noah Hanson sank a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left in overtime to lift Wisconsin-River Falls to a 77-76 nonconference victory over St. Scholastica in the CSS men’s basketball season opener Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, before 243 at Reif Gymnasium in Duluth.

Hanson finished with 23 points while Rodrick Payne (16 points) and Dylan Parker (10) were also in double figures for the Falcons (2-1).

Isiah Hendrickson of Duluth East sank a pair of free throws with 25 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but only after Hanson missed a 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining. After Hanson made his game-winning free throws in OT, Connor Bich of Hermantown made a pair of free throws with a second remaining but the Saints could get no closer.

CSS got great balance and production from its starting lineup as Jack Silgen (22 points), Quinn Fischer of Esko (15 points, nine rebounds, six assists), Nick Carlson of Canyon (12 points), Bich (11 points) and Cade Goggleye of Nett Lake (eight points) all scored at least eight points.

It was the third time these teams have gone to overtime since 2008 and the Saints' first loss in that span.

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River Falls had a 50-38 advantage on points in the paint, 23-8 advantage in bench points and 8-1 advantage in blocks.

St. Scholastica plays former UMAC foe Northwestern at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in St. Paul.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Storm hold off Saints as Urbina scores 45

Dominique Urbina scored 45 points in leading Crown College to an 86-76 nonconference victory over St. Scholastica in their season opener before 80 at the Wild Athletic Center in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota.

CSS had won all 43 previous meetings over the Storm.

Urbina was 16 of 23 from the field, 2 of 4 from 3-point range, and 11 of 15 from the three-throw line while adding six assists, five rebounds and two steals. McKenzie Latzke added 20 points and six rebounds for the Storm.

Karli Nixon scored 21 points off the bench while Megan Hurley added a career-high 16 points and nine rebounds for St. Scholastica, which led 43-42 at the half before getting outscored 28-15 in the third quarter. The Saints shot 37.7% for the game but only 25% in that pivotal third quarter.

Amelia Zmuda and Miranda Broberg chipped in 12 points apiece, with that being a career-high for Broberg, while Eve Turner of Side Lake had eight points for CSS.

St. Scholastica plays another former UMAC foe, Northwestern, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in St. Paul.

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COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER
Duluth’s Friday named all-MIAC

St. Scholastica senior Morgan Friday was named to the MIAC all conference women’s soccer team Wednesday.

Friday earned all-conference honors for the fourth straight season as she was a First Team UMAC selection her first three seasons, including being named offensive player of the year three times in the Saints’ old league. She finished four in the MIAC with eight goals this season.

Hunter Zamzow, another Shattuck St. Mary's product from Duluth like Friday, as well as fellow junior Alexa Ickert (Minnetrista, Minn.) were named honorable mention.

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