Sophomore guard Anders Nelson had 14 points and No. 5-ranked St. Thomas Men's Basketball used two mid-game runs to pull away from visiting Macalester, 64-35, in MIAC play Wednesday night at Schoenecker Arena.
The Toms closed the first half on a 10-1 run to take a 30-21 lead at the break. They used a 15-0 run early in the second half to push the lead to 48-23.
St. Thomas (6-1 overall, 2-0 MIAC) ran its win streak to five. The Purple had a down shooting night from behind the arc, making just 5-of-22 treys, but had only nine turnovers and used its depth to wear down the Scots (4-4, 1-2).
Senior Jackson Henningfield had 10 points, eight boards and three blocks and now has 998 career points for Macalester.
St. Thomas is home Saturday to face Gustavus (1 p.m.).