Lions sees the Falcons escape

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Three players scored in double figures as the Finlandia University men’s basketball team (2-4) lost 78-69 to Wisconsin-River Falls (3-2), Wednesday night at Don Page Arena.

The first 12 minutes of the game was a tight contest. Junior Ilrick Higgins-Moise knocked one in from downtown. That closed the gap to 22-16 at the 8:44 mark. 

UW-River Falls scored 11 straight points and led in double digits the last eight minutes.  The Lions scored the first eight points of the second half.

Sophomore Devin Schieble scored from downstate to make it 38-35 with 18:23 to go. The Falcons pushed the lead to 12 at the 8:31 mark.

FinnU began to slowly chip away. Sophomore Noah Prestia hit a twisting jumper in the paint. That pulled Finlandia to three, 63-60 with 4:07 left. UW-River Falls scored 11 straight points to seal the game.

For Finlandia, junior Danny Zuchak had 18 points and five steals, junior Emmett Johnson had 15 points and four steals and Higgins-Moise scored 12 points.

For UW-River Falls, Rodrick Payne had 30 points and eight rebounds.

Finlandia travels to Escanaba, Saturday, Nov. 26, to host Aurora. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.


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