12/06/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2019 01:22
Augustana then entered halftime leading 45-28 after shooting 50 percent from the field in the stanza.
The Vikings' lead ballooned to 24 points when Hanson again hit back-to-back treys midway through the second half. His first basket came from just behind the line while his second one pushed himself behind the international 3-point line for a 70-46 lead.
After the Warriors went on a mini 5-0 run, Hanson again hit a long-range shot, this time from pro-distance as the Vikings led 73-51.
With the Pentagon opener crowd on its feet, and the momentum swinging the Vikings' way, Augustana pushed to the 91-78 victory.
Riemersma now owns three double-doubles this season and has recorded six in his career. Following his 20 points, Hanson totaled 15, all on 3-point baskets. Sophomore added 12 points, junior 11 and Dykman, a junior, 10.
A trend that has carried all season, the Vikings won the rebounding battle 51-33 and tallied 17 offensive rebounds. In comparison, Winona State only grabbed five offensive boards. Sophomore blocked a pair of shots while Schaefer and junior each had a block.
Winona State was led by Alec Rosner with 17 points while the Warriors shot 45.6 percent from the field.
Augustana played with the lead for 39:12 of the game and received 34 points from its bench.
The Vikings host Upper Iowa Saturday at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sanford Pentagon.