UWS hoops teams suffer losses to UW-La CrosseThe University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s and women’s basketball teams both suffered losses Saturday at UW-La Crosse’s Mitchell Hall.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s and women’s basketball teams both suffered losses Saturday at UW-La Crosse’s Mitchell Hall.
Chris Fehrenbach became UWLC’s career 3-point field goals made leader in the Eagles’ 62-53 win over the Yellowjacket men, while the UWLC women completed a season sweep over the Lady ’Jackets with a 73-40 victory.
Fehrenbach finished with three 3-pointers against UWS and now has 209 3-pointers, breaking the record of 206 held by Casey Taggatz.
The Eagle men improve to 10-10 overall and 5-6 in the WIAC while the Yellowjackets drop to 8-11 overall and 4-7 in the conference.
UWLC raced out to an 8-0 lead before UWS went on a 9-0 run to take a one-point lead. The Yellowjackets led 14-10 with 11:57 remaining in the first half when the Eagles went on a 9-0 run for a 19-14 lead. The game was tied 19-19 with 6:09 left when UWLC went on an 11-2 run for a 30-26 lead at halftime.
UWS cut the lead to four points three times in the second half, including 40-36 with 10:29 left. UWLC went on an 8-0 run to lead 48-36 with 7:48 remaining and UWS could get no closer than seven points the rest of the game.
Fehrenbach led UWLC with 21 points, finishing 8-of-12 from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range. He was 2-of-2 at the free-throw line and added eight rebounds. Brandon Brown finished with 12 points, four steals and two assists for the Eagles while Andrew Haass recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Shane Manor led UWS with 13 points while Dwight Hill added 12 and Jake Smith 11.
The Yellowjackets shot 36.8 percent from the field, including 35.7 percent (5-of-14) from 3-point range. The team was 6-of-7 (85.7 percent) at the free-throw line.
UWS hosts UW-River Falls at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The ’Jackets defeated the Falcons 76-74 earlier in the season.
Lady ’Jackets fall
The UWLC women improve to 10-10 overall and 5-6 in the WIAC while the Yellowjackets fall to 4-15 overall and 1-10 in the conference.
UWLC never trailed in the contest, taking a 15-8 lead with 10:28 remaining in the first half. The Yellowjackets cut the lead to 19-16 with 8:18 left, but the Eagles finished the half on a 17-6 run to lead 36-22.
UWS could get no closer than 14 points in the second half. They cut the lead to 38-24 with 18:13 left, but UWLC went on a 10-2 run to lead 48-26 with 15:19 remaining.
Lindsay Wahl led UWLC with 19 points. Dana Churchill added 10 points and Mackenzie Hunter scored nine.
Kelsey Thingvold led UWS with nine points while Amanda Rounsville added eight. UW-Superior shot 40.5 percent from the field, including 22.2 percent (2-of-9) from 3-point range. The team was 4-of-10 (40 percent) at the line.
The UWS women are at UW-River Falls Wednesday.