STEVENS POINT, Wis. – After tallying only three points in the first half, Sam Barber (Schofield, WI/D.C. Everest/Winona St.) compiled 20 points in the second half to help the UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team to a 75-66 win over UW-River Falls Thursday night.
The Pointers trailed the Falcons for over 18 minutes of the first half and fell behind by as many as 10 points.
It wasn't until seven minutes into the second half that the Pointers regained the lead when Barber knocked down a jumper. UWSP never trailed again and built a lead as large as 10 points.
Three other Pointers recorded double figures on the evening including sophomore Kaitlyn Jacobs (New Franken, WI/Green Bay Preble) who posted a career-high 10 points.
Brooke Allen (Barneveld, WI/Barneveld) chipped in with 15 points and five rebounds and Liz Althoff (Darien, WI/Clinton) added 11 points.
Tess Lueders led UW-River Falls with 12 points.
UWSP returns to action Saturday, Jan. 5 as it travels to UW-Eau Claire to take on the Blugolds. Tipoff set for 5 p.m.
Pointers back on winning track, defeat UW-River Falls 82-65
1/3/2013 | Men's Basketball
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Four Pointers scored in double figures as the UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team defeated UW-River Falls 82-65 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup Thursday night.
The Pointers (11-2, 4-0 WIAC) claimed a 12 point lead midway through the second half when Devon Jackson connected from behind the arc to put the Pointers up 26-14. UWSP maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.
UWSP shot 62.5 percent from the floor in the first half en route to taking a 49-29 lead into halftime. The 49 points is the most scored by the Pointers in any half this season.
With just over 10 minutes remaining in the second half, a three pointer by Trevor Hass (New London, WI/New London/Augustana (SD)) increased the Pointer lead to a game-high 22 points at 66-44.
Hass led the Pointers in scoring with 18 points while Jackson added 16 off the bench.
Jackson also recorded four steals as the Pointer defense forced 20 turnovers.
Jordan Giordana (Kaukauna, WI/Kaukauna) and Joe Ritchay (Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln) chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Falcons' (5-8, 0-4 WIAC) Zach Peterson led all scorers with 20 points.
UWSP continues its WIAC schedule when it travels to UW-Eau Claire Saturday, Jan. 5 for a 3 p.m. tipoff with the Blugolds.
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