Knights get big basketball victory over Saints

By Jake Schroer

Crow River News Sports


Behind 27 points and 13 rebounds from Jackson Greenwaldt, the Knights came back for a big upset win against the St. Francis Fighting Saints. Into the game, the Saints had a record of 16-3, while the Knights sat at .500.

Trevor Rothstein added 18 points and five rebounds. Rothstein also shot perfectly from the free throw line on the evening. The Knights (11-10) kept the score close throughout the game, managing to trail 33-28 at halftime.

In the second half, STMA turned to its leader and he delivered. Overall, Greenwaldt delivered a 9-16 shooting night, including making six of seven shots from the free throw line. The Knights outscored the Saints 36-25 in the second half for a 64-58 victory.

Coach Tim Anfenson said that his team put together one of its better ballgames all season.

“Lots of good things came out of this game,” he said.

The Knights shot 17-24 from the free throw line. STMA’s reward for the victory was a considerable amount of rest; St. Francis was its only opponent of the week. The Knights have another busy week on the horizon.

STMA met Buffalo on the road in a doubleheader on Tuesday. The Knights host Sartell-St. Stephen on Thursday; a game rescheduled from a polar vortex day. The Knights then welcome Duluth East on Friday.