Yellowjackets not strong enough for Eagles

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.

Image cour­tesy of Pete Vuke­lich — The Stinger
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