Yellowjackets report: Late shot off the mark for UWS hoops
Elsewhere, UWS women's basketball lost 77-70 at Simpson College.
A last-second attempt from T.J. Moberg was off the mark as Wisconsin-Superior dropped a 77-76 nonconference men's basketball decision at Bethel on Saturday, Nov. 19.
With UWS holding the ball with eight seconds remaining, Moberg's fadeaway at the horn drew glass only, ending a game with 17 lead changes and 10 ties in which neither side held a lead larger than seven points. Both the Yellowjackets and Royals made 50% of their field-goal attempts, with UWS going 30-for-60.
J'Vaun Walker, who went 8-for-9 from the floor, scored six of his game-high 23 points inside the last 3:03, including baskets that put UWS up 72-71, tied the game at 74, and drew the Yellowjackets within a point for what would be the final margin.
Zach Doely and Avery Mast co-led the Royals with 17 points, Doely's coming with 11 rebounds.
Josef Fahrenholtz added 17 points and six rebounds for UWS (2-2). The Yellowjackets travel to St. Norbert on Saturday afternoon.
Kukowski's career day not enough
A career-high 21-point performance from Hermantown alum Bryton Kukowski wasn't enough as Wisconsin-Superior fell 77-70 to Simpson College in a nonconference game at Indianola, Iowa on Saturday.
Simpson took a 6-4 lead 2 1/2 minutes into the game and found themselves chasing the game from there against the No. 13-ranked Storm after going 3-for-21 from the field in the first quarter. Though they were within three points in the second quarter, five in the second half and seven late, UWS never took the lead.
UWS, which finished 29-for-76 (38.2%) from the field, got 10 points from Kaelyn Christian.
Haley Rasmussen scored 22 points to lead Simpson.
The Yellowjackets (2-1) travel to Wisconsin-Stout on Tuesday night.
Yellowjackets fall at Stout
Wisconsin-Stout scored twice late for a 4-1 victory over Wisconsin-Superior in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's hockey on Saturday at Wessman Arena.
The Yellowjackets had the first goal, from Tristan Therrian on the power play at 8:48 of the second period, but none of the other 30 shots UWS generated got past Blue Devils goalie Tyler Masternak.
Stout got the offense going late in the period when Matt Dahlseide tied it with 2:30 before the intermission and Peyton Hart put the visitors ahead 54 seconds later.
The Blue Devils nursed the one-goal lead until late tallies from Maksis Brimanis and Trenten Heyde ended it.
Nick Althaus made 21 saves for the Yellowjackets (4-3-0, 1-1-0 WIAC), who'll play a nonconference road game at Marian on Tuesday night.
Pointers pick up road win
Brynn MacLean's shot through traffic tied the game at 1-1, but was all the scoring Wisconsin-Superior could muster in a 4-1 home loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday at Wessman Arena.
The goal, the first of her UWS career, came 38 seconds into the second period, but UWSP followed with three unanswered, starting with Grace Torma's eventual game-winner at 8:11 and an Annika Horman tally 47 seconds later.
Rose Beeman made 25 saves for UWS (4-3-0, 1-2-0 WIAC), which was 0-for-6 on the power play and has not scored on its last 16 advantages.
UWS will play a non-conference road game at St. Benedict on Tuesday.