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Shaeffer sharp, Men's Hoops rolls

Shaeffer sharp, Men's Hoops rolls

Senior point guard Grant Shaeffer had 21 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds with just one turnover to lead the visiting Tommies to Wednesday night's 81-66 MIAC men's basketball win at Macalester.

St. Thomas (13-4 overall, 9-3 MIAC) has won nine of its last 10 games and shares the MIAC lead with Bethel, one-half game ahead of idle St. John's.

The Tommies shot 52 percent from the floor, including 9-of-19 treys. UST had a 38-27 rebounding edge and a 24-9 advantage in bench scoring. The Toms led 45-37 at halftime then started on a 10-4 run after the break. The margin was 13 or more the rest of the contest.

UST's Ryan Boll added 15 points, four boards and four assists. Michael Hannon scored 12 points, and Will Dunn added 10.

Kareem Ismail scored 22 points to lead the Scots (6-11, 2-10).

St. Thomas plays Saturday at St. John's.