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.