St. Thomas men bounce back with home win

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Tommie Men's Basketball opened up a 32-point lead midway through the second half and got points from 13 different players in a 77-52 defeat of Hamline in Saturday's MIAC game at Schoenecker Arena

St. Thomas (10-8 overall, 8-5 MIAC) ended a rare two-game conference losing streak and avenged a Dec. 2 loss at Hamline.

The Toms improved to 5-1 on their home court this season and moved into a multi-team tie for fourth place, just one game out of second.

Connor Bair and Ryan Boll each scored 11 points to lead UST, which had a 43-31 rebounding edge. Erik Davis, Ryan Lindberg and Elijah Hannah each scored eight points.

Hamline led 4-2 before a 32-9 Tommie run over a 13:30 span put the home team in control. UST led 39-21 at halftime and opened the second half on an 18-4 run for a 57-25 lead with 13:00 to play. At that point, the Toms had a 27-0 advantage in bench points.

Isaac Brooks scored 10 points to lead the Pipers (9-10, 5-9).