Gage Davis scored at will to pace the Huskies in a 85-70 win over Winona State on Saturday at Halenbeck Hall. Davis had 31 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists as St. Cloud pulled away to defeat the Warrors.
After playing the previous night, the Huskies showed some signs of fatigue early on as they had 9 of their 13 turnovers in the first half. The 2 teams entered halftime tied at 34, with both teams shooting better than 50% on their field goal attempts.
At the start of the second half, St.Cloud raced out to a 10 point lead, but Winona State cut that lead to 2 with just over 11 minutes to go. The Huskies then responded with a 15-2 run that would be more than enough to carry St.Cloud to victory. Davis was the catalyst in the second half, going 7-8 from the floor and scoring 17 of his 31 points.
Once again St. Cloud was effective from behind the arc as they shot 10 for 19 from three-point range. Brindley Theisen also continued his hot shooting as he had 25 points including his 7 three-pointers.
Defensively the Huskies were paced by Sean Smith who had himself a night with 6 blocks while altering many other shots attempts. Smith left briefly in the first half with an apparent shoulder injury, but returned for the second half to help the Huskies defense.
Winona was led by Kevion Taylor who had 20 points to go along with 5 rebounds.
The win marked the 3rd in a row for St.Cloud as it moved the Huskies to 16-6 overall and 11-5 in NSIC play. The Warriors fell to 10-12 on the season with a 7-9 record in conference.
St. Cloud State will be back in action on February 8th, on the road at Wayne State.