Green Knights down Lawrence

Lawrence's Mason Materna scored 15 points to pace the Vikings in their loss at St. Norbert.
Lawrence's Mason Materna scored 15 points to pace the Vikings in their loss at St. Norbert.

DE PERE, Wis. -- The St. Norbert College men's basketball team pulled away late in the first half Wednesday and went on to an 85-52 Midwest Conference win over Lawrence University at the Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center.

Taylor Penn scored 14 points and Mitchell Reinthaler added 12 as the Green Knights (14-4, 9-2 MWC) shot 56.1 percent from the floor.

Mason Materna came off the bench to pace Lawrence (10-7, 6-5) with 15 points in just 12 minutes of action. Materna hit 6-of-8 shots from the floor, including 3-of-4 from three-point range.

Lawrence got off to a slow start but a jumper from Bryce Denham and Quinn Fisher's three-point play trimmed St. Norbert's lead to 25-17 with 4:23 left in the opening half.

St. Norbert responded by going on a 15-6 run to close out the half, and the Green Knights led 40-23 at the break.

Lawrence's Dylan Hamlin made the first basket of the second half to cut the lead to 15, but the Green Knights steadily pulled away from that point.