Theisen's triple-double leads Carleton

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Macalester played a strong second half Saturday afternoon at the Leonard Center on Senior Day and the home-finale, but could not overcome a big halftime deficit as Carleton gained an 84-71 MIAC victory to hold on to fourth place in the standings.


Sam Marshall (Sr., Sun Prairie, Wis.) registered his third double-double of the campaign, scoring 22 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.  He was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw stripe.  Dylan Kilgour (Fy., La Crescenta, Calif. / Crescenta Valley)netted 18 of  his 20 points in the second half, going 4-for-6 from downtown in the period.  Kilgour, the MIAC's top-scoring frosh, distributed four assists.  Bert Yaffe (So., Bethesda, Md. / Walter Johnson) had 10 points and three assists.


The Scots out-scored the Knights 21-13 in points off turnovers and 15-11 in second chance points.  Mac went 14-for-15 from the charity stripe.  Carleton, however, shot 58% for the game, including 8-for-19 on three-pointers.


Scott Theisen posted his second triple-double in two weeks, contributing  21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Carleton (14-9 / 11-7 MIAC).   Tom Sawatzke paced the Knights with 26 points and Shane McSparron scored 22.  Carleton led 45-27 at halftime and had 26 assists on the day.


Macalester has two games remaining on the season, Wednesday (Feb. 13) at Augsburg and Saturday (Feb. 16) at Bethel.