The College of St. Benedict basketball team could not hold on to beat the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul on Saturday.

Despite falling behind 12-8 in the opening quarter, the Bennies turned things around in the second to close the gap to 24-22 at the break.

In the third quarter, CSB caught up to the Tommies, tying the game 38-38. The final frame saw eight lead changes, with the Bennies up by as many as three before a late push gave St. Thomas the edge. The Tommies topped the Bennies 64-56.

Maddie Schmitz led the team with 13 points and five rebounds. Madison Doran added 10 points.

The Bennies fall to 6-6 and 2-5 MIAC. On Wednesday they will travel to Winona to face St. Mary's University at 7:00 p.m.

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