Entries tagged with ‘Phil Wirtjes’
The Gustavus men's basketball team stayed unbeaten in MIAC play with a hard-fought 83-73 win at Macalester on Wednesday night. The Scots cut a double-digit Gustie lead to six points with :16 left in regulation play, however Phil Wirtjes made four free throws in the final seconds to allow Gustavus to hold on for the 10-point victory. Wirtjes led Gustavus in scoring with 20 points.
Gustavus rallied from 10 points down in the second half to defeat St. Olaf 74-66 in St. Peter on Monday night. Phil Wirtjes scored 26 points to lead the Gusties who are now 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus men's basketball team used a 15-2 run midway through the first half to take a 16 point lead at 27-11 and never looked back on its way to a convincing 78-61 win over Bethel on Wednesday night in Arden Hills. Sophomore post James Hill scored 19 points as the Gusties opened MIAC play with a win over the Royals.
The Gustavus men's basketball saw its valiant comeback fall short when Ben Aalfs hit a three-point shot with :02 remaining to give UW-Superior a 71-68 win over the Gusties in Superior, Wis. Gustavus, which trailed by 14 points at halftime, stormed back behind the play of Seth Anderson who scored 14 second half points. The Gusties, who fall to 1-1 on the season, will next play at Bethany on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 pm.
The Gustavus men's basketball team opened its 2010-11 season with a 95-81 win over Buena Vista University on Monday night in St. Peter. The Gusties made 9-of-10 free throws in the final 90 seconds of the game to secure the victory. Phil Wirtjes led Gustavus with 21 points.
Gustavus Adolphus senior Ryan McPartland and junior Phil Wirtjes were named to the 2010 MIAC All-Conference team on Thursday afternoon. St. Thomas’s Tyler Nicolai was named MIAC Player of the Year, as Augsburg Head Coach Aaron Griess was named MIAC Coach of the Year. Senior Jesse Van Sickle was named Honorable Mention All-Conference and is a member of the 2010 All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team saw it’s season come to an end on Saturday night with a 78-71 overtime loss to Carleton in the MIAC Playoff Championship game in front of a some 2,800 fans in Lund Center Forum on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. Carleton proved to be too strong in the overtime session, scoring the first six points and shooting 5-for-6 from the field.
The Gustavus men's basketball team got a down-to-the-wire 59-57 win over Augsburg on Thursday night in the MIAC Playoff Semifinals. Phil Wirtjes stole an Augsburg pass with 0:10 seconds on the clock and went coast-to-coast for a layup to give Gustavus the win and berth into the MIAC Playoff Championship game.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team scored a season-high 86 points to defeat Bethel 86-52 on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn. The Gusties were led by Jesse Van Sickle who scored a season-high 25 points on 10-for-17 shooting. With the victory, Gustavus moves back into sole possession of second place in the MIAC standings with just two regular season games left to play. The Gusties improve to 14-9 overall and 12-6 in the MIAC, as Bethel drops to 11-12 overall and 7-11 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team let a 14-point second half lead slip away in a heartbreaking 77-69 overtime loss to St. Olaf on Wednesday night in Northfield, Minn. St. Olaf’s Bobby Fong scored a game-high 34 points (12-22), while bringing down 11 rebounds in the game. Gustavus was led by Ryan McPartland with 18 points (6-8).