Cold Shooting Late Costs Men’s Basketball At Macalester

Posted on January 25th, 2020 by


ST. PAUL, Minn– The Gustavus men’s basketball team saw their three game winning streak come to an end Saturday as Macalester took advantage of a five minute scoring lapse by Gustavus in the second half and defeated the Gusties 80-72. With the loss, Gustavus is now 8-10 overall and 8-5 in the MIAC while the Scots improve to 6-12 overall and 3-10 in the league.

“There are good shots, great shots, and average shots,” said Head Coach Mark Hanson. “We just took too many average shots on offense and did not rebound very well on defense today.”

The Gusties started the game with a 15-3 scoring run over the opening seven minutes, as Gustavus hit three straight three pointers over that stretch. The Gusties would lead by as much as 10 before the Scots cut the lead to 26-23 at the 5:03 mark. Over the next minute, Kaleb Feahn (Jr., Waseca) would score eight points to increase the Gustie lead to 34-25. A three by Isaac DouglasĀ  (Jr., Montevideo) and a Peter Lundquist (Jr. Rochester) layup helped the Gusties hold a 39-31 halftime lead.

Gustavus would again lead by as much as 10 points through the opening nine minutes of the second half, but the Scots cut the lead to three points with 9:35 to play. Macalester would trim their deficit to one before a Douglas three pointer at 5:22 gave the Gusties a 70-66 edge, but the Gusties would then not hit a shot for almost five minutes. The Scots went on a 14-2 run to end the game as Gustavus missed seven straight shots before Feahn made a layup with 28 seconds remaining.

Feahn led all Gusties with 16 points off the bench. Douglas and Lundquist both produced double figures as well, scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively. Logan Rezac (Jr., Andover) led the team with 11 rebounds and 9 assists.

Gustavus next travels to St. John’s Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip-off.


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