Huskies stay alive to hold off University of Mary

St. Cloud State made 29-70 field goals throughout the game, 32 of those attempts coming from behind the three point line, ending Friday’s game 90-84.

Junior guard for the Huskies Scottie Stone led both teams in scoring tonight, going off for 32 points on 9-21 shooting. Huskies freshman guard Gage Davis finished the game with 20 points, making three of his six shots from three point range to fall. Marauders senior guard Marquealis Edwards ended his outing with 19 points on 7-11 shooting from the field.

The first half of the game was a shootout between both teams, ending with a total of 32 shots from behind the three-point line.

St. Cloud shot phenomenally from three in the first half, shooting 61.1 percent, making 11 of their 18 attempted shots.

Stevie Stone led all scorers at the end of the first half with 19 points, making five of his six shots from long range. Marquealis Edwards led his team in first half scoring with 16 points, making two of his four attempts from three point range to drop. With 2:50 left to play in the first half, the Huskies went on a 10-2 run to push their lead to double digits, concluding the half with a score of 53-40.

St. Cloud State ended with over 45 percent of the total shots that they took from the field to be three point attempts.

Head coach Matt Reiner said that, “We had to execute our sets and they were giving us those shots… That’s what they were giving us at the time and we took advantage of it.”

Unfortunately for the Marauders, those shots that they were giving up were continuously falling for the Huskies tonight. St. Cloud State finished the game with a shooting percentage of 40.6 percent and made five more threes than their seasonal average.

Ball movement was a major point of emphasis for the Huskies coming into this game. Matt Reiner said, “We spent a lot of time this week on our sets and talked about what do we look for out of every play.”

The Huskies ended up finishing the game with 20 assists, four more than what their average usually is.

St. Cloud State (9-10) will stay at home for their next game when they face off against University of Sioux Falls (11-8). MARY (13-6) will travel to Duluth to take on University of Minnesota Duluth (13-6).

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