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Hass sets scoring record with 45 points at UW-La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (UWSP) - Trevor Hass set the school record for scoring in a game with 45 points as the top-ranked UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team recorded a 91-72 conference victory over UW-La Crosse on Saturday afternoon at Mitchell Hall.

The 45 points are five more than the previous UWSP record of 40, which was done on three occasions. Josh Iserloth scored 40 points in a game twice in the 2001-02 season and Hass equaled that mark on Dec. 29 against Whitman at the D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas.

Hass shot the ball well from all parts of the floor, shooting 13-for-17 from the field, 9-for-13 from behind the arc and 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. The nine three-pointers tied the school record for a single game.

The senior scored 28 of his 45 points in the second half, as UW-Stevens Point (18-0, 9-0 WIAC) outscored UW-La Crosse (11-7, 5-4 WIAC) 54-40 after halftime. The Pointers shot 71.4 percent (20-for-28) in the second half, including 10-for-13 from three-point range.

UWSP led 63-58 with 8:32 remaining before going on a 21-6 run to lead by 20 with 2:54 remaining. Hass scored 11 points during the run, including three three-pointers and the run was capped by a Joe Ritchay dunk. The dunk was one of three on the afternoon for the Pointers.

UW-Stevens Point led by five, 37-32, at halftime after a first half that featured 11 ties and seven lead changes. In the second half, UWSP led 58-47 after a Hass three but UW-La Crosse scored seven-straight points to get within four before the Pointers pulled away for good.

In addition to Hass' record-setting game, Tyler Tillema nearly recorded a triple-double, finishing with 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Clayton Heuer chipped in with nine points, while Ritchay had six assists.

The Pointers shot 54.4 percent from the field, 54.2 percent from behind the arc and 88.9 percent from the charity stripe. UWSP handed out 21 assists compared to just nine turnovers.

The Eagles shot 50.8 percent from the floor and 31.8 percent (7-for-22). Calahan Skogman had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead four double-figure scorers for UW-La Crosse.

UW-Stevens Point hosts UW-Eau Claire on Wednesday, January 29 at 7 p.m. The Pointers defeated the Blugolds 74-55 on Dec. 4 in their first conference game of the season.


Balanced scoring attack sends women's basketball to win over UW-La Crosse

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (UWSP) - A balanced scoring attack and a 24-6 advantage in scoring at the free-throw line led the 24th-ranked UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team to a 70-55 conference win over visiting UW-La Crosse on Saturday afternoon at Berg Gym.

Seven players scored between seven and nine points for the Pointers (13-5, 6-3 WIAC), who held the Eagles (8-10, 2-7 WIAC) to 32.4 percent shooting in the win. UWSP shot 24-for-36 (66.7 percent) from the free-throw line in the game, compared to 6-for-15 (40.0 percent) for UW-La Crosse.

UW-Stevens Point led 40-19 at halftime after shooting 51.7 percent (15-for-29) in the first half and held UW-La Crosse to 21.9 percent and seven made field goals in the opening half. The Pointers also made four of six attempts from behind the arc in the first half, including a pair of makes by Lauren Anklam, who was one of four UWSP players to finish with nine points.

The score was tied at six just over three minutes into the game before UW-Stevens Point went on an 18-0 run over a span of just over seven minutes. Anklam's two first-half threes both came during the run and six Pointers players scored in the stretch. The Eagles missed 10 straight shots before Rachel Atchison hit a three with 9:06 left before the break.

UWSP led by as many as 22 in the opening half and took a 21-point lead into the break. In the second half, the closest UW-La Crosse got was 14 points with 2:15 remaining. The Pointers shot 35.3 percent from the field in the second half but got to the free-throw line 28 times, making 18.

For the game, UW-Stevens Point held UW-La Crosse to 32.4 percent from the field and 18.8 percent (3-for-16) from three-point range. The Pointers also outrebounded the Eagles 45-37 in the game, led by eight rebounds from Kaitlyn Jacobs.Five UWSP players had five or more rebounds in the game.

Jenna Pitt , Autumn Hennes ,and Myranda Tyler joined Anklam with nine points in the game. Seven of Hennes' nine points came in the first five minutes of the game. Twelve UW-Stevens Point players scored in the game.

The Pointers travel to UW-Eau Claire on Wednesday, January 29 for a 7 p.m. tip-off with the Blugolds. UW-Stevens Point defeated UW-Eau Claire 85-45 at home on Dec. 4 behind a 50-12 advantage in points in the paint.

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