UWSP Hoops: Men Lose First in WIAC, Women Win

Pointers suffer first conference loss of season at Platteville, 54-46
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season when it fell to UW-Platteville Wednesday night, 54-46.

The Pioneers opened the game on an 8-0 run, but the Pointers stormed back as a three pointer by Trevor Hass (New London, WI/New London/Augustana (SD)) brought UWSP to within 14-13 with 2:57 remaining in the first half.

UWSP (18-3, 11-1 WIAC) trailed 17-13 at halftime.

Platteville (15-6, 8-4 WIAC) claimed a game-high 15 point lead midway through the second half when Chas Cross hit a pair of free throws to put the Pioneers on top 35-20.

Joe Ritchay (Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln)'s jumper with just under three minutes left in the second half brought UWSP to within 44-38, but that's as close as the Pointers would get.

Hass led the Pointers in scoring with 12 points and Ritchay followed with 10.

Cross led all scorers with 16 points.

UWSP shot a season-low 30.6 percent from the floor.

The Pointers travel to UW-La Crosse Saturday, Feb. 2 for a 3 p.m. tipoff with the Eagles.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Liz Althoff (Darien, WI/Clinton) scored a team-high 15 points Wednesday evening as the UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team cruised past the Pioneers of UW-Platteville, 79-60.

The Pointers dominated the entire game, allowing the Pioneers to lead for just 45 seconds in the first half.

UWSP built its lead to as many as 20 in the opening half and took a 45-25 lead into the break.

UW-Platteville came no closer than 16 points in the second half, trailing by as many as 25 points down the stretch.

Althoff went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc and 4-for-4 from the charity stripe in the win.

Sam Barber (Schofield, WI/D.C. Everest/Winona St.) also reached double-figures as she posted 13 points and pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.

Both Alyssa Krajco and McKenzie Forseth scored 16 points for Platteville.

The Pointer women will travel to UW-La Crosse on Saturday evening to take on the Eagles at 5 p.m.


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