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POINTERS: Men, Women Win on the Hardwood

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Jessica Brito (Danville, IL/Bismarck-Henning) scored 13 points off the bench for the UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team as it defeated Marian University 68-19 Tuesday evening.

UWSP went on a 25-0 run in the first half taking a 36-11 lead into halftime.
Brito, a sophomore transfer from UW-Parkside, was 2-for-2 from behind the arc and shot 5-for-6 from the floor.

Sam Barber (Schofield, WI/D.C. Everest/Winona St.) led all scorers with 14 points, shooting 6-for-8 from the floor and pulling down a team-high six rebounds.

The Pointers defense held the Sabres to under 20 percent shooting from the floor and forced 29 turnovers.

Ashley Backes led the way for the Sabres with six points and Rissa Cerveny pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

UWSP returns to action Sunday, Nov. 25 as it travels to St. Paul, Minn. to take on St. Thomas. Action set for 2 p.m.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team opened its home schedule in dominating fashion by defeating St. John's University Tuesday night, 82-52.

Holding on to a 15-13 lead midway through the first half, the Pointers put together a 21-0 run to grab a 36-13 advantage. The UWSP defense forced four turnovers during that stretch.

UWSP (3-0) shot 54.5 percent from the floor in the first half as it took a 45-25 lead into the break.

The Pointers' lead reached as high as 44 points when Austin Ryf (Winneconne, WI/Winneconne) connected on a pair of free-throws with just over five minutes remaining in the second half.

Tyler Tillema (Randolph, WI/Randolph) and Clayton Heuer (Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln/UW-Green Bay) led all scorers with 18 points apiece for the Pointers. Tillema added seven assists while Heuer shot 7-for-7 from the field.

Joe Ritchay (Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln) and Ryf also scored in double-figures with 10 points each. Jordan Lutz (Amherst, WI/Amherst) added eight points and eight rebounds in the winning effort.

The Pointer defense forced 24 turnovers and held the Johnnies (0-2) to just 35.4 percent shooting for the game.

UWSP travels to Storm Lake, Iowa Saturday, Nov. 24 to take on Buena Vista University at 7 p.m.

COURTESY UW-STEVENS POINT


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