’Jackets open with big winThe University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team opened its season with an 80-51 win over Northland College Thursday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team opened its season with an 80-51 win over Northland College Thursday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
Jarrod Peterson, unofficially, led the Yellowjackets with 22 points, Jarrod Peterson led the Yellowjackets with 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and six rebounds. Austin Cahll was next with 13 points and six rebounds and former Northwestern Tiger Aaron Corry chipped in with 10 points and three steals. UWS also got eight points apiece from Walter Charlton and Bronson Byrne and seven from Trent Davis.
Camell Sheppard led the Lumberjacks with 20 points. Adrian Flores added 10 points and Zach Ringhouse had nine.
After the score changed hand five times at the beginning of the game, the Yellowjackets took the lead for good at 5-4. Peterson’s fifth and sixth points of the game and a put-back basket by Byrne gave UWS an 11-4 lead.
Corry scored back-to-back baskets, and Peterson nailed a 3-pointer for a 23-9 lead for UWS, which led to the Lumberjacks calling a time out.
Two more baskets by Corry and a 2- and 3-point basket by Peterson gave UWS a 39-18 lead, which led to another Northland College time out with less than two minutes remaining in the first half.
A 3-pointer by Cahill gave the ’Jackets a 42-20 halftime lead.
The Yellowjackets increased their lead to 46-20 early in the second half, but the Lumberjacks answered with three straight 3-pointers to make it a 17-point game.
A Bauer 3-pointer stopped Northland’s run and gave UWS a 49-29 lead.
UWS eventually took a pair of 27-point leads then opened up a 74-43 lead after two straight 3-pointers by Peterson.
Superior’s largest lead of 80-47 was followed by a pair of baskets by Northland College, which made the final score 80-51.
UWS hosts Augsburg at 7 p.m. Monday.