St. Norbert basketball teams take titles

DE PERE – The St. Norbert men’s basketball team defeated Illinois College 90-63 on Saturday. The Green Knights finished a perfect 18-0 in Midwest Conference play, the first team to do so. Five players scored in double figures for St. Norbert. Kam Cerroni and Andrew Schwoerer tied for the high mark with 14 points. Izaiah Anderson and Brandon Gries both scored 11 points. Garrett Thorn added 10 points. Gries also pulled down a game high 12 rebounds. St. Norbert shot 59 percent from the floor as a team for the game. The 5th ranked team in the country has now won 20 consecutive games and will host the conference tournament next weekend.

The St. Norbert women’s basketball team was also a winner Saturday. They edged Illinois College 75-72 in double overtime. The win gives the Green Knights a share of the conference crown and they also will host the Midwest Conference tournament next weekend.

Heidi Van Sistine scored a game high 23 points for St. Norbert. Morgan Heim and Tasha Giese each had 12 points while Brianna Byrne chipped in 11 points. Giese also pulled down a game high 10 rebounds and dished out a game high 8 assists.

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