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Saints report: Scots rally in the second half to deny CSS its first MIAC win

Williams leads the way as Saints go cold in second half.

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Caleb Williams had 18 points and eight rebounds and Macalester used a big second half to down St. Scholastica 57-50 in MIAC men’s basketball Wednesday, Dec. 8, before 202 at Reif Gymnasium in Duluth.

Caleb Williams had 18 points and eight rebounds and Macalester used a big second half to down St. Scholastica 57-50 in MIAC men’s basketball Wednesday, Dec. 8, before 202 at Reif Gymnasium in Duluth.

Jack Hernandez added 13 points and six rebounds and Lucas Leiter chipped in 10 points off the bench to lead the Scots (4-5 overall, 1-3 MIAC), who overcame a 31-24 halftime deficit by outscoring the Saints 33-19 the rest of the way. It was the first matchup between the programs since 1994.

Jack Silgen was the lone CSS player in double figures with 18 points for the Saints (1-5, 0-4), who shot 33.3% (7 of 21) in the second half, including 0 of 8 from 3-point range. St. Scholastica finished just 13% from 3-point range (2 of 15) for the game.

CSS will try for that first historic MIAC victory when the Saints play Carleton at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Northfield, Minnesota.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Scots pull away from Saints

Solana Cushing had 14 points and seven rebounds and Macalester outscored St. Scholastica 18-7 in the third quarter to pull away from a 33-26 halftime lead to win 69-48 in MIAC women’s basketball before 66 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Peyton Starks scored 12 points off the bench, Celine Sabbagh added 11 points and six rebounds and Emma LaFrenz had eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds to lead the Scots (4-4 overall, 2-3 MIAC).

Sophomore forward Liz Frase of Proctor scored 11 points off the bench to lead CSS (0-7, 0-5) while Miranda Broberg was also in double figures in scoring with 10 points.

The Saints continue MIAC play at Carleton at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Northfield.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Saints’ Adrian to participate in FCS Bowl

St. Scholastica wide receiver Mitchell Adrian will participate in the FCS Bowl at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Adrian, a senior from Altoona, Wisconsin, was a All-MIAC Second Team selection this season after earning All-UMAC First Team honors in 2019. Adrian led the Saints with 61 receptions for 467 yards and three touchdowns this fall. He ranked second in the MIAC and ninth in NCAA Division III with 7.6 receptions per game.

Adrian finished his career with a program-record 206 receptions in just 26 career games, leading active D-III players with a career average of 7.92 receptions per game.

Former CSS quarterback Zach Edwards, who went on to play professionally for the Barcelona Dragons of the European League of Football, competed in the FCS Bowl in 2019.

The FCS Bowl will be held at Daytona Stadium, home of Bethune-Cookman University, and features NFL draft prospects from the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision but other levels as well.

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