Sunday, March 15, 2015


On Feb. 16 St. Olaf and St. Thomas squared off in a men’s college basketball game. Going into the game St. Olaf had an overall record of 20-3 and a conference record of 15-3 while St. Thomas had an overall record of 20-2 and a conference record of 15-2.

St. Thomas looked to push the ball down the floor and score baskets early in the contest.

St. Olaf swung the ball around the 3-point line as they looked to take time off the shot clock. St. Thomas switched between man-to-man and zone defense. They were able to confuse St. Olaf.

St. Thomas looked to score layups in transition.

St. Olaf called a timeout with 14:37 left in the first half. The score was St. Thomas 9, St. Olaf 4.

St. Thomas’s Taylor Montero and Conner Nord came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. There teammates did a good job of getting the ball to them where they were able to score.

St. Olaf had a difficult time scoring midway through the first half.

St. Olaf called a timeout with 10:23 left in the first half. The score was St. Thomas 19, St. Olaf 10.

St. Thomas guard Marcus Alipate was able to get pas his defenders and looked to make mid-range jump shots and layups. He looked for his shot at the top of the key.

St. Thomas called a timeout with 7:36 left in the first half. The score was St. Thomas 21, St. Olaf 12.

Montero continued to come up with jump shots and layups late in the first half. Teammate Grant Shaeffer came up with deep 3-point baskets.

St. Thomas was able to slow down the St. Olaf offense in the first half.

At halftime the score was St. Thomas 35, St. Olaf 17.

As the second half got underway St. Olaf continued to attack the basket and came up with baskets. They started out hot and then cooled off considerably.

Both teams played very physical. They both battled for loose balls and rebounds.

St. Thomas spread the ball around the floor and was able to get everyone involved in the offense.

Alipate came up with some good passes as he was able to get to the basket and make layups and dribble through the defenders.

St. Olaf struggled to shoot the ball throughout the game. St. Thomas jumped out to a huge lead early and St. Olaf couldn’t make shots throughout.

St. Thomas came away with the 66-49 victory over St. Olaf.

The leading scorers for St. Olaf were Caleb Lunning with 12 points and Sterling Nielsen with 10 points.

The leading scorers for St. Thomas were Remke with 14 points, and Alipate and Montero each with 10 points.

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