College sports roundup: UW-L men’s and women’s basketball teams score wins | University
MENOMONIE, Wis. –The 11th-ranked UW-La Crosse men’s basketball team capitalized on a key second-half run to come back and earn an 89-85 WIAC win at UW-Stout on Wednesday night.
The Eagles (10-2, 1-2), who have now won three in a row and have a perfect 7-0 on the road, went on an 18-0 run deep into the second half to turn a 54-47 deficit into a 65-54 lead with 10 minutes, 8 seconds left.
Senior forward Wyatt Cook had six points during that run, while senior guard Ethan Anderson and junior forward Austin Westra each contributed four points.
Anderson, a graduate of Black River Falls High School, finished with a game-high 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Junior guard Henry Noone made four 3-pointers and totaled 16 points, while Cook had 14 points.
Westra and freshman goalie Torin Hannah each added 10 points off the bench for UW-L, which trailed 46-40 at halftime.
The Blue Devils (10-4, 1-2) had three players in double figures, including two with at least 20 points, but the Eagles converted 13 UW-Stout turnovers to 16 points.
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The Eagles scored the first seven points of the game and were never behind as they won their second in a row.
UW-L, which improved to 9-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference, had three double-digit players, led by senior guard Emma Gamoke’s 19 points.
The Onalaska graduate made three 3-pointers and added five rebounds and four assists.
Aquin graduate Kyah Steiner, a junior forward, recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore guard Paige Schumann finished with 11 points, nine of which came from the free throw line.
As a team, the Eagles were 21 of 29 (72%) from the charity strip while shooting 41% from beyond the arc and 50% from the floor.
UW-L led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter before that advantage increased to 41-24 at halftime after the Eagles held the Blue Devils (6-7, 1-2) to a clip of shooting 27% in the second quarter.
UW-L saw their lead reduced to four points early in the fourth quarter before putting the game aside late.