Alex Oman had 20 points and five rebounds to lead UW-Stout to a 69-54 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over the University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team Wednesday night before 245 at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium.
Thomas Scholle-Malone added 12 points as Stout (7-1 overall, 1-1 WIAC) had four players reach double figures in scoring.
With six assists, Erik Olson became Stout’s all-time assist leader with 362, passing Jeremy Liebfried, who had 358 assists from 1996-2000.
Bronson Byrne had 14 points, Johnquez Brooks added 13 points and eight rebounds and Jarrod Peterson had 11 points to lead the Yellowjackets (2-5, 0-2).
There were four lead changes in the first two minutes. Then, with the score tied 9-9, Stout took the lead for good with a 12-2 run for a 21-11 lead and eventually led 32-21 at the half.
Stout put together an 11-1 run midway through the second half and the ’Jackets were never able to recover.
Turnovers played a huge role in the game, as Stout forced the Yellowjackets into 15, including 10 steals. The Blue Devils turned the ball over only six times in comparison.
The Blue Devils also outrebounded the Yellowjackets, 39-33 overall and 12-6 on the offensive end.
The Yellowjackets host UW-La Crosse at 3 p.m. Saturday. The game may be heard locally on 91.3 FM KUWS.
UWS women lose
Whitney Rawdon scored 17 points and had nine rebounds Wednesday night as UW-Stout held off the Yellowjackets 79-68 in a WIAC women’s game before 527 fans at Johnson Fieldhouse in Menomonie.
Stout (5-3, 1-1) led 31-24 at the half and was up 46-27 early in the second half before UWS went on a 19-2 run during a five-minute stretch to pull within two points at 48-46.
Haley Froehlich, who ended with a career-high 12 points, put an end to Superior’s 19-2 run with a 3-pointer at 9:43. She added another jumper two minutes later, and a pair of free throws at the seven-minute mark, and Stout led by nine.
From then on, Rawdon and Kayla Windt accounted for 20 of Stout’s last 22 points, a combined 13-of-14 from the line and 3-of-3 from the field during that stretch.
The Yellowjackets (4-2 and 1-1) were led by Connie Urmanski with 22 points, Sally Linzmeier with 17 and Allyssa Lindberg with 10. Linzmeier also had eight rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Two Urmanski free throws gave Superior its only lead of the game, 13-11 midway through the first half.
The Yellowjackets, who had a two-game win streak broken, host UW-La Crosse at 5 p.m. Saturday.