Northwood—Despite having one player sick and another on vacation, the Saints were able to take care of business Tuesday in their first conference game after the holiday break.
The Saints took a ten-point lead at the half and held on to win by a comfortable margin, 53-36.
“I knew with the defense they like to run, we needed to get the ball inside to our posts,” said head coach Jason Squier.
The posts led the way for the Saints, with Nicholas Bork scoring 12 points and nabbing 8 rebounds, and Collin Kramer scored 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Ethan Kirchgatter scored 10 on Tuesday, and is the team’s leading scorer with 15. 6 points per game.
Kramer has been contributing 13.7 points per game so far this season, and Bork has done well on the boards for St. Ansgar, grabbing an average of 8.6 rebounds per game.
Squier said he was happy how his team performed after the break, especially with two of their usual starters unable to play.
“The reserve players did a nice job,” Squier said.
Sophomore Adam Williams scored 9 points, knocking down two 3 pointers and going 3 for 4 from the free-throw line.
Freshman Ryan Cole was active on defense, coming up with 6 steals to go along with his 7 points.
The Saints will play a hot Newman-Catholic (6-3) this Friday at home, as the Knights have won their last 6 contests.