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Huskies Defeat Golden Eagles 89-67 in First Action Following Holiday Break
December 29, 2007

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414


(St. Cloud, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston men’s basketball team traveled to St. Cloud, Minn. this afternoon to take on the Huskies in the Golden Eagle’s first action following the holiday break. SCSU shot 51 percent as a team in the game to defeat Minnesota, Crookston 89-67.

 

The Huskies opened the game with an 8-0 run through the first three minutes of play to put UMC down early. Turnovers did not help the Minnesota, Crookston comeback as the team turned the ball over 11 times in the first half contributing to 13 SCSU points and giving the Huskies a 42-31 halftime lead. Leading all scorers through the first 20 minutes was SCSU’s Taylor Witt who scored 13 points and went 3-4 from beyond the three-point line. The Golden Eagles were led by Joey Kollar (Sr, F, Norwood-Young America, Minn.) and Matt Pelzer (Jr, G, St. Cloud, Minn.) who each scored seven points in the first half.

 

In the second half, SCSU’s David Dreas found his touch scoring 19 points to put the Golden Eagles away. Dreas finished with a season high 28 points in the contest and went 5-6 from long range in the second half. UMC cut the turnovers down to eight in the half but St. Cloud turned those into 14 more points for a total of 27 points off turnovers on the night. Helping out the Huskies offensively were Taylor Witt and Matt Schneck who scored 13 and 12 points respectively. Schneck added five blocks in the contest. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles were Delano Robinson (So, G, Bloomington, Ill.) and Eli McVey (Sr, G, Princeton, Minn.) who scored 10 points each. McVey scored eight of his season high 10 points in the second half.

 

Today’s loss brings the Golden Eagles to 3-9 overall. St. Cloud improves to 10-2 overall.  The Golden Eagles return home on January 2 to take on Dakota State University. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium.

 

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at: www.goldeneaglesports.com  

 

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).