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Husky Basketball Squads Extend Win Streaks to 3 Games

Husky Basketball Squads Extend Win Streaks to 3 Games Click to Enlarge Photo:

Jan 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - After a perfect weekend on the road one week ago, the St. Cloud State Husky men's and women's basketball teams opened up the weekend perfect at home with a pair of victories over Minnesota-Crookston Friday night.

In the first game of the evening the Husky women came back from a nine point half-time deficit to win, 75-67 and improve thier conference record to 6-6. The post play of Jessica Benson and Aaryn Booker led the way as each reached double figures on the night, Benson leading all scorers with 19 points.

A gutty 1-10 Crookston men's team made life tough on the Husky men in the night cap, but the Huskies pulled away late to win 69-57. Shaun Jensen paced all scorers with 19 points, one off his career high, while Theo Rothstein and Tim Bergstraser each scored 15. The win coupled with an MSU-Moorhead loss, puts the Huskies in sole posession of second place in the NSIC.

The action continues for both squads at Hallenbeck Hall Saturday evening. The women tip off at 4 p.m. against MSU-Moorhead while the men take on the Dragons at 6 p.m. Catch all the action live on 1010 AM WMIN starting at 3:30 p.m.

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