UW Superior falls to Whitewater, 77–44

The UW-Superior Men’s bas­ket­ball team fell short to UW-Whitewater on Sat­ur­day at the Mertz Mor­torelli Gym­na­sium. The Warhawks, led by KJ Evans, were able to get off to a hot start in the first half.  Evans scored 16 points with 7 rebounds.  The junior guard shot 7 from 12 from the court and made a three point shot.  The lead­ing scorer for the Warhawks in the game was senior guard Eric Bryson with 18 points.  Bryson was able to con­nect on 5 out of 6 three point shots and was able to fire from long range.  Point guard Quardell Young led the team with 9 assists, and Reg­gie Hearn had 8 rebounds.  As a team, the Warhawks shot 55.8 per­cent of their shots from the three point arc, mak­ing 10 out of 18 attempts.  The Warhawks made 29 out of 64 field goal attempts.

The lead­ing scorer for the UW Supe­rior Yel­low­jack­ets was a two way tie between Senior guard Jar­rod Peter­son and Sopho­more for­ward Brian Lind­blom with 11 points.  Unfor­tu­nately, the Yel­low­jack­ets only con­nected on 16–46 field goal attempts (34.8%) and shot just 14.3% from the three point line.  The turnover dif­fer­ence between the Warhawks and Yel­low­jack­ets was 9 to 19.

The Yel­low­jack­ets have a record of 6–15 and are 3–9 in the WIAC con­fer­ence.  They faced a tough Warhawks team with a 19–3 record and a num­ber 7 rank­ing for Divi­sion 3.  UW-Whitewater won a National Cham­pi­onship in 2012 with a 29–4 record under coach Pat Miller.  The Yel­low­jack­ets Men’s Bas­ket­ball team will travel to UW Stout on Wednes­day in hopes of pur­su­ing a vic­tory against the Blue Devils.

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