Dec 14, 2013 at 5:27 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The St. Cloud State Men's and Women's Basketball teams each rolled up 90+ points in Friday night wins over Minot State University in a college basketball double-header at SCSU's Halenbeck Hall.
The St. Cloud State women St. Cloud State improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the NSIC. The Huskies were on a roll, shooting 57% from the field and knocking down a record-setting 16 three-point baskets in the contest. The Huskies took down the Beavers in a 92-85 final score.
SCSU's 16 three-point baskets shattered the previous record (13) set during the 2004-05 season. Freshman guard Betsy MacDonald made seven of seven attempts from behind the arch, to set the new record for best three-point field goal percentage in a game (previous record was set by Sascha Hansen in 2004 and Kayla Rengel in 2006 who each went 5 of 5). MacDonald finished a perfect eight of eight from the field with 23 points for a new career-high.
St. Cloud State will return to action Saturday as they take on the University of Mary at 4 p.m. in Halenbeck Hall.
In the men's end of the SCSU double-header junior guard Kevin Levandoski scored a season high 23 points and backcourt mate Jordan Poydras added 22 points to lead the Huskies to a 97-73 win over Minot.
The Huskies improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the NSIC North.
Levandoski made seven of ten field goal attempts and was seven of eight from the free throw line. He dished a game-high five assists and had a game high three steals.
Four of the Huskies starters scored in double figures and first-year guard Scott Stone came off the bench to add 11 points. Stone has scored in double figures in three straight games. Poydras went seven of 14 from the field and made all six free throw attempts. Senior guard Damarius Cruz knocked down 15 points and had five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Senior forward Matt Craggs rounded out the double figure scoring with 11 points and a team high seven rebounds.
A basket by Cruz at the 15:57 mark of the first half gave the Huskies a 9-7 lead and the home team never trailed after that taking a 43-29 lead into halftime.
The Huskies take on Minot State again at 6 p.m. Saturday, following the women's game. Leighton Broadcasting's radio coverage of Husky Basketball begins at 3:30 with Williams Integracare Clinic Pregame on AM 1180 KYES, your new home of Husky Basketball all season long.
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