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Result: L 68-57

Men's Basketball hosts Bethel University

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - West Gym

Knights unable to maintain second-half lead in loss to Bethel

Kevin Grow
Kevin Grow became the fourth player in MIAC Men's Basketball history to surpass 1,000 career points, 900 career rebounds, and 100 career blocks.
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s basketball team went cold down midway through the second half and ended up absorbing a 68-57 loss at the hands of Bethel University. The result moved both teams in a five-way tie for third place in the MIAC standings.

Carleton (9-7, 7-4 MIAC) led 46-38 with 14:26 remaining in the contest, but the game changed drastically over the next nine minutes. Over that span, Bethel (12-4, 7-4 MIAC) outscored the Knights, 24-7, as the hosts went just 1-of-6 with six turnovers while the Royals went 7-of-11 from the field with only one turnover. Carleton would get no closer than seven points over the remaining 5:30 of the contest.

Kevin Grow (Sr./Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial) paced Carleton with 17 points and seven rebounds. He moved into 10th place on the Knights’ all-time scoring list with 1,276 points. He also became only the fourth player in recorded MIAC history to total at least 1,000 career points, 900 career rebounds, and 100 career blocks. (SEE CHART AT BOTTOM OF RELEASE).

Matthew Stritzel (Fy./Chicago, Ill./Niles Notre Dame) added 14 points to the Carleton effort, while Quinn Johnson (Jr./Roseville, Minn./Roseville) contributed eight points, five assists, and three steals.

Bethel’s Bridgeport Tusler scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, while Riley Dearring and Granger Kingland added eight points apiece for the visitors.

Carleton’s next game involves the short trek across town as the Knights visit St. Olaf College for a 7 p.m. tipoff on Monday, Jan. 22. A Carleton victory would ensure the Goat Trophy stays under Knight control for another year. A live audio broadcast will be available via KDHL 920AM in the Northfield/Faribault area and worldwide via Knights Online.

NOTE: Only 4 players in MIAC history have 1000+ points, 900+ rebounds, 100+ blocks (as reported by MIAC schools):

Name Team Yrs Pts. Reb. Blk.
Dale Turnquist Bethel ’89-’91 1746 952 178
Carl Hipp Hamline ’07-’11 1575 918 244
Jason Velgersdyk Bethel ’80-’83 1416 947 218
Kevin Grow