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Hinrichs off to good start but team 0-4

Seth Hinrichs leads the Lafayette Leopards in scoring (19.5 ppg) and is second on the team in rebounds (5.8 per game), but the Patriots are 0-4 after a loss on Saturday to the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J.

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Hinrichs, a 6-foot-7 junior guard from Clara City (MACCRAY), scored 20 points for the 11th time in his career in the Leopards’ latest setback.

Foss helps Cougars upset Gustavus

University of Minnesota-Morris forward Brendon Foss’ layup with about 30 seconds to play capped a late-game comeback as the Cougars (3-1) took down Gustavus Adolphus (3-1) 68-64 on Saturday.

Minnesota Morris trailed 61-54 with about seven minutes left in the game before outscoring the Gusties 14-3 to end the game. Foss, a senior from Hancock, scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.

Former Ridgewater College guard Neil Helgeson scored four points for the Cougars. Another former Warrior guard, Tyler Pendleton, hit a 3-pointer and also finished with 4 points for UMM.

College football postseason roundup

Bethel quarterback Erik Peterson threw for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns, completing 25 of 27, to lead the Royals to a 70-13 win over St. Scholastica of Duluth on Saturday in an NCAA Division III playoff game that is expected to be the final college game played in the Metrodome.

Jay Hilbrands, a senior wide receiver from Clara City (MACCRAY), caught five passes for 57 yards and a 16-yard touchdown that put Bethel up 14-0 in the first quarter.

The Royals will host Wartburg in the second round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs but the Dome won’t be available to three Prep Bowl games on Saturday.

In other football playoff games, St. Cloud State (11-1) upset Henderson State 40-35 in Arkadelphia, Ark., and will advance to play at No. 2 seed Minnesota State Mankato in the next round of NCAA Division II Super Region 3. The Mavericks had a first-round bye.

No. 4 Minnesota Duluth (11-1) spilled Emporia State 55-13 on the Bulldogs’ home field to advance.

North Dakota State (8-0, 11-0) bashed South Dakota 42-0 to win the Missouri Valley Conference title. The Bison are two-time FCS defending champions and received the top seed for the playoffs, announced Sunday. The Bison have a first-round bye.

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