Tengwall lauded by MIAC basketball
St. Thomas sophomore guard Erik Tengwall (New London-Spicer) made the biggest play in Sunday's 66-62 overtime win over Gustavus Adolphus leading to his selection as the MIAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week.
With the title game tied in overtime and Gustavus in possession of the ball, Tengwell stole an inbounds pass and converted a layup for the key play in St. Thomas' closing 9-0 run that turned a five-point deficit into a four-point victory.
The basket was his only score of the game to go along with five rebounds.
With the title-game win, St. Thomas (21-6) received the MIAC's automatic bid to the Division III Men's Basketball tournament where they are defending national champion.
Tyler Grey (Montevideo) led the Gusties, who received an at-large berth, in the OT loss with 19 points.