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St. Norbert Shoots Down Lawrence

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, February 5, 2020 | Men's Basketball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College shot a robust 56.7 percent from the floor and needed it as the Green Knights captured a 90-79 win over Lawrence University in a Midwest Conference game at Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center.

The Green Knights (17-3, 12-1 MWC) won for the 17th time in their last 18 games and defeated the Vikings for the 21st consecutive time.

Both teams got off to a hot start, with each squad on a 100-point pace through the first 10 minutes of action. St. Norbert held an 18-16 lead after a Jacob Bolwerk 3-pointer with just 5:29 elapsed. Lawrence would then go on a 9-2 run to take a 25-20 lead with 12 minutes left in the half following a Julian DeGuzman 3-pointer. St. Norbert quickly retook control, going on a 14-0 run over the next 3:40. Wade Geenen had a 3-pointer and Bolwerk a couple of hoops during the run, with Jack Pettit's layup putting the Green Knights ahead 34-25 with 8:20 left.

St. Norbert held a 36-27 edge before Lawrence scored eight straight points to cut the margin to 26-25 with 4:38 to go. A Joe Ciriacks 3-pointer helped give St. Norbert a 42-39 halftime lead.

The Green Knights held their lead throughout the second half, eventually opening up a double-digit lead at 63-52 with 13:09 left on a Nolan Beirne finish. St. Norbert led 73-61 with 9:02 left on a Bolwerk basket, but Lawrence rattled off five quick points to get to within seven points. The Green Knights would again lead by 12 at 80-68 on a Beirne basket with 6:16 to go but Lawrence would again get to within seven at 82-75 with 4:11 left. The Vikings would close to within seven points twice more, but would get no closer.

St. Norbert connected on 34 of 60 field-goal attempts and was 10-for-22 (45.5 percent) from beyond the three-point arc. All five starters scored in double figures for the Green Knights, with Ciriacks finishing with 22 points and Bolwerk a career-high 20 points. Geenen finished with 14 points, while Beirne and Connor Curtis had 10 points apiece. The Green Knights had a 38-25 rebounding edge.

Lawrence shot 44.1 percent (26-for-59) from the floor, and hoisted 34 three-point field-goal attempts, making 14 for a 41.2 percent clip. Brad Sendell had a game-high 29 points, while Bryce Denham added 17 points.

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