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St. Norbert Routs Knox

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, December 1, 2018 | Men's Basketball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert raced out to an 11-0 lead and had little to worry about the rest of the afternoon in posting a solid 84-42 win over Knox College in a Midwest Conference game at Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center.

The Green Knights (3-2, 2-0 MWC) benefited from a trio of Joe Ciriacks three-point field goals in the first four minutes of the game. His long-range marksmanship along with a basket by Wade Geenen gave St. Norbert an 11-0 lead just 3:33 into the game.

Knox would cut the deficit to 13-5, but a Connor Curtis basket and another Ciriacks triple pushed St. Norbert ahead 18-5. The Prairie Fire would trail 24-10 with 7:44 left in the half before the Green Knights went on a 12-0 run, which included treys by Drew Yetka, Ethan Riniker and Ciriacks. St. Norbert settled on a 44-15 halftime lead thanks to another Yetka triple late in the half.

St. Norbert scored 18 second-chance points in the second half and 26 for the game. Knox would get no closer than 25 points in the second half.

A total of 13 players cracked the scoring column for the Green Knights. Ciriacks led the way with 17 points, while Yetka added 14 points. Curtis finished with 12 points and Nolan Beirne had 11 points and seven rebounds. The Green Knights shot 46.9 percent (30-for-64) from the floor and held a whopping 49-25 rebounding advantage. St. Norbert collected 20 offensive rebounds off 38 live misses.

Knox shot 29.2 percent (14-for-48) from the floor. Blake Godbold was the only Knox cager to reach double figures in scoring, finishing with 13 points and six rebounds.

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