The UWS men basketball team has struggled so far this season controlling the ball. They were bit by the bug yet again this past Saturday by the UW-LaCrosse Eagles.
The Eagles used 17 UWS turnovers to their advantage, using 11 second half turnovers and turning them into 11 points. Luke Tweed scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, as he got his three point stroke hot, hitting 3-4 from downtown.
UWS didn’t get their usual scoring load from Jarrod Peterson as he only scored 11 points. Brunson Byrne continued his strong season though, scoring 16 points on 8-9 shooting. Byrne also grabbed 4 rebounds.
Senior Brendan Bauer scored 12 points for the Yellowjackets, the senior was also being vocal with his team trying to keep them mentally in the game. The downfall started with 15 minutes to go when the Eagles took the lead 44-43.
The next 13 minutes was all Eagles as they took their biggest lead of 14 points, 69-55. The Yellowjackets have now dropped four games in a row and travel to Eau Claire on Saturday to take on former coach Matt Silverling.
The game is set for 7 p.m and can be heard on KUWS.