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Result: L 56-59

Men's Basketball at St. Olaf College

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 – 8:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Skoglund Center

Kent Hanson surpasses 1,000 career points, but St. Olaf nabs the Goat Trophy

By Oliver Wolyniec '19
Kent Hanson
Kent Hanson converts a layup early in the second half and reaches 1,000 points for his career
Photo: David Pape

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Junior Kent Hanson (St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul Academy) poured in a game-high 27 points surpass 1,000 career points, but even that was not enough to prevent the Carleton College men’s basketball team from dropping a 59-56 result at cross-town rival St. Olaf College on Wednesday evening. The result also gave the Oles possession of the famed Goat Trophy.

Hanson becomes the 29th player in Carleton men’s basketball history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau. This was his 16th career game with 20-plus points.

Buckets were difficult to come by in the early going, as the Knights (5-10, 3-7 MIAC) first got on the board at the 15:22 mark courtesy of a slashing layup by Carlston McKenzie (Fy./Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park). Austin Korba had singlehandedly given his Oles (8-7, 7-3 MIAC) a 6-0 edge before that.

After a timeout to talk things over, Carleton responded with a 9-0 run to go up by three at 9-6 with 12:38 left in the period.

Matthew Stritzel (So./Chicago, Ill./Niles Notre Dame) lifted the Knights with his shooting from long range, nailing a trio of 3-pointers in the half. His third tied the game at 19-19 with five minutes remaining before intermission.

The Oles rode a mini-run toward the end of the period to a 26-21 lead before the Knights got some hard-earned points in the paint to trim the deficit. At the half, St. Olaf led by a 30-27 tally. Stritzel and Hanson accounted for 21 of Carleton’s 27 points in the period.

Early on in the second, Stritzel picked up right where he left off, draining a 3-pointer to give the Knights a 32-31 edge. Another Stritzel trey 90 seconds later upped Carleton’s lead to 37-31 with 16:18 left, and the Oles promptly called a timeout.

St. Olaf, fueled by a raucous home crowd, battled back and tied the game at 40-40. The two teams cooled off afterward, but an old-fashioned three-point play by Hanson handed the Knights a 52-49 advantage with 3:53 left in the game.

On the other end, Korba converted on an elbow jumper to bring St. Olaf within one. A few possessions later, Korba corralled an offensive rebound, dribbled out to the perimeter, and hit a crucial three to give his team a 54-52 lead with just 2:07 left. He finished with 15 points to pace the hosts.

A Carleton turnover and another made shot by St. Olaf left Carleton facing a 56-52 deficit with just over a minute left in the game. After the Oles failed to put the game away at the free throw line, the Knights had a shot to tie the game trailing 59-56 with 3.1 seconds remaining. Hanson got a heavily contested look from the corner, but the shot missed, and St. Olaf escaped with a 59-56 victory to reclaim the Goat Trophy.

Hanson paced the Knights on offense with 27 points while adding 10 rebounds to notch yet another double-double. Stritzel matched his career-high with five 3-pointers and finished the contest with 18 points. Quinn Johnson (Sr./Roseville, Minn.) racked up a game-best six assists for Carleton.

The Knights will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 19 for a home matchup against No. 8-ranked Saint John’s University at 3:00 p.m. That game will follow the 1 p.m. women’s contest against College of Saint Benedict. Links to live video and stats for both games will be available on Knights Online.

Carleton Men’s Basketball 1,000-Point Club

Points  Player Years
1) 2,029 Zach Johnson (106 G) ’05-’09
2) 1,967 Josh Wilhelm (97 G) ’95-’99
3) 1,903 Gerrick Monroe (105 G) ’89-’93
4) 1,467 Dan Forkrud  (108 G) ’02-’06
5) 1,445 Kyle Beste (105 G) ’01-’05
6) 1,440 Ivan Grimm ’58-’60
7) 1,423 Kevin Grow (103 G) ’14-’18
8) 1,366 Scott Krohn (105 G) ’89-’93
9) 1,356 Mark Wandmacher (70 G)  ’81-’84
10) 1,300 Laurie Slocum ’51-’55
11) 1,268 Tommy Drake (102 G) ’04-’08
12) 1,246 Bryan Rosett (108G) ’06-'10
13) 1,205 Roy Hanson (64 G) ’75-’79
14) 1,196 Tanner Schieck (92 G) ’00-’04
15) 1,162 Jeremy Sutherland (103 G) '06-'11
16) 1,155 Tom Sawatzke ‘09-’13
17) 1,136 Jim Tolf (59 G) ’79-’82
18) 1,103 Jim Lovrien (99 G) ’95-’98
19) 1,102 Jake Phillips (108 G) ’03-’07
20) 1,100 Scott Theisen ‘09-’13
21) 1,095 Dave Current (62 G) ’60-’63
22) 1,086 Leon Smith (60 G) ’71-’74
23) 1,070 Scott Christensen (91 G) ’99-’03
24) 1,068 Howard Rosenblum  ’51-’55
25) 1,050 Seth Jonker (108 G) '07-'11
26) 1,025 Michael Armacost ’55-’58
27) 1,023 Tom Klimisch (99 G) ’91-’95
28) 1,013 August Schlaffer '46-'50
Kent Hanson