APPLETON, Wis. -- Five Lawrence University men's basketball players scored in double figures Saturday as the Vikings topped Cornell College 86-75 at Alexander Gymnasium.
Brad Sendell paced the Vikings with 19 points, and Bryce Denham scored 18 points and grabbed a team-best nine rebounds. Senior George Mavrakis, playing in his final home game, added 14 points for the Vikings.
Jordan Magnani and Cooper Kabela scored 20 points apiece to lead Cornell (6-17, 4-12).
Lawrence pulled out to a double-digit lead in the first half and then kept the Rams at arm's length for the rest of the game. Lawrence went on an 11-4 run in the first half, capped by Materna's layup, to grab a 35-25 lead with 4:43 left in the first half.
The Rams closed to 42-38 at the half and got as close as 49-46 before the Vikings pulled away. Fisher hit a 3-pointer, followed with a layup and Denham added a layup as the Vikings scored seven consecutive points to take a 56-46 lead.
The Vikings were up 73-62 after a pair of Materna free throws with 5:18 left when Cornell scored five straight points to close the margin to six. Mavrakis squashed the rally with a 3-pointer, and Cornell never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.