Yellowjackets stung by Pointers

The UWS men bas­ket­ball team let a con­fer­ence win slip away from them on Sat­ur­day after­noon. The men were lead by Jar­rod Peter­son and his 26 point per­for­mance but it was all for noth­ing as it came in a loss.

Peter­son was off to a hot start scor­ing 20 of his 26 in the first half but the UW-Stevens Point Point­ers held him to a mere six points in the sec­ond half. The Yel­low­jack­ets held a three point lead going into the locker room at half­time and an eight point lead with 14 min­utes left in the game.

Pete Vuke­lich — The Stinger

Brun­son Byrne pass­ing the ball after a rebound Saturday.

The Point­ers weren’t about to be held under though as they latched onto the scor­ing of their left handed stand­out Tyler Tillema. The Point­ers scored nine straight points to take the lead 49–48 with 11 min­utes left in the game. The Yel­low­jack­ets got three free throws from Peter­son to retake the lead 51–48 but that was short lived and that was the last time the Yel­low­jack­ets tasted the lead.

Brun­son Byrne also was a big con­trib­u­tor for the Yel­low­jack­ets, scor­ing 15 points and grab­bing six rebounds. John­quez Brooks also chipped in 12 points for the Yel­low­jack­ets in the loss. The men got beat up on the turnovers, and the Point­ers were able to score 20 points off those turnovers. The men also got outscored on sec­ond chance points and bench points.

UWS will play home against UW-Stout, game time is 7. The Yel­low­jack­ets are 2–4 on the season.

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