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Both Pointers hoops teams get wins on Saturday

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The UW-Stevens Point men's and women's basketball teams picked up conference wins on the road over UW-Eau Claire on Saturday.

The men's team held off a late run from UW- Eau Claire to earn a 54-50 victory to stay undefeated in the WIAC.

The Pointers and Blugolds were locked in a tight contest until UW-SP used a 16-0 run midway through the second half to pull away.

Joe Ritchay led all scorers with 13 points while DeVon Jackson paced the Pointers (12-2, 5-0 WIAC) with 10 points.

 

The women's team got past UW-Eau Claire 51-49 in a defensive battle that saw the Pointers score 18 points off 19 Blugolds turnovers.

DC Everest product, Sam Barber, scored her 1,000th career point in the game, becoming just the 19th Pointer in program history to do so.

The Pointers (11-3, 3-2 WIAC) led 30-26 at halftime but the lead changed hands several times throughout the second half.

Myranda Tyler led the Pointers with 13 points and a season-high eight rebounds.

 

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