Three-point barrage from Page, Knights leads to sixth straight win

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Saint John’s University

01/26/2022 | 19.00

Jan 26 (Wed) / 7:00 p.m

Saint John’s University

MOORHEAD, Minnesota — The Carleton College men’s basketball team en route to Concordia College-Moorhead for a Sunday matinee. Beck side (Jr./Longmont, Colo./Longmont) led the way with a winning try and scored 25 points en route to an 87-75 final score.

The Knights (12-3, 9-2 MIAC) found themselves in relatively unfamiliar territory with a high scoring first half. While the Cobbers (4-8, 3-6 MIAC) maintained a 12-1 run midway through the frame, the Knights closed out the opening 40-39 twenty minutes into the game. That first-half total was largely due to an 80% mark from beyond the arc (8-10).

After the half-time break, the contest continued to go back and forth, but the Cobbers held the lead for much of the closing stages, with the difference growing to as much as seven. With 3:48 remaining in the game, Jeremy Becker (Jr./Lino Lakes, Minn./White Bear Lake) hit a three to level the game at 75-75. The Cobbers didn’t score at the final 4:41 of the game, Carleton finished the game on a 15-0 run.

Page’s 25 points was a career high, as were his seven threes and three assists. The seven threes ranked sixth-highest in team history, while 87.5 percent (7-8) from beyond the arc is the best under-100% percentage in the Carleton basketball books (19th all-time). Outside of Page’s performance, Beckler contributed his season averages of 17 points and five rebounds Luke Harris (Fy./Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) had 11 points and led seven boards and five assists.

The Knights would finish the game with 16 treys in just 26 tries. The 16 three-pointer has not been seen in Knights basketball history since 2001, when Carleton equaled that total twice, once in Hamline (January 3) and the other in Chicago (November 24). That total is good for third all-time, while 61.5% is fifth all-time in team history. (see lists below)

The win extended the Knights’ winning streak to six games and they have a chance to avenge their latest loss when the Johnnies come to Northfield next Wednesday.

With the Cobbers, four of their starters scored double-digit points. Most notable was Rowan Nelson, who passed Concordia by 22 points, including 14 in the second half.

Next for the knights

Carleton host Saint John’s University in the second leg of a double-header on Wednesday 26 January at 19:00.

Most teams did 3-point FG
1. 18, Macalester; 6.1.93
1. 18, Macalester; 1/11/95]
3. 16, at Hamline; 01/03/01
3. 16, at the University of Chicago; 11/24/01
3. 16, at Concordia; 23.1.22
6. 15, against Augsburg; February 1995
7. 14, vs Concord; nineteen ninety six
7. 14, Bethel 01/19/05
7. 14, against Augsburg; 1/11/97

Highest Team 3pt FG Percentage (min 5 made)
1.7273, St. John’s, 02/19/03 (8-11)
2. .6875, St. Scholastica; 12/12/09 (11-16)
3. .6500, at Hamline University; 01/28/02 (13-20)
4. .6471, at Macalester; 02/17/10 (11-17)
5. .6250, at. St Olaf; 12/13/14 (5-8)
6. .615, at Concordia; 01/23/22 (16-26)
7. .6111, Hamline, 02/12/03 (11-18)
8. .6000, Augsburg 30.01.06 (9-15)
8th .6000, Concordia; 12/1/07 (9-15)

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