Falcon men stay unbeaten at homeThe UW-River Falls men’s basketball team improved to 6-0 at home this season by defeating UW-La Crosse, 77-59, last Wednesday and UW-Eau Claire, 88-76, on Saturday.
By: UWRF Sports Information, River Falls Journal
The UW-River Falls men’s basketball team improved to 6-0 at home this season by defeating UW-La Crosse, 77-59, last Wednesday and UW-Eau Claire, 88-76, on Saturday.
The two wins keep the Falcons in a three-way tie with UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point for first place in the WIAC, all at 6-1. UWRF, now 12-4 overall, will face the Pointers this Saturday in the second of three straight road games. They travel to UW-Superior (4-3, 10-6) Wednesday, Jan. 18, Stevens Point (6-1, 13-3) Saturday and UW-Stout (1-6, 6-10) next Wednesday, Jan. 25.
Last Saturday against Eau Claire, Ollie White had a career-high 25 points and pulled down seven rebounds, Wade Guerin and Shane Manor scored 15 points apiece and Brian Kimble and Zach Peterson finished with 10 points each as the Falcons cruised past the Blugolds (3-5, 10-6).
Guerin grabbed 12 rebounds to go with his 15-point night and Kimble dished out six assists as the Falcons opened up a 35-28 halftime lead and led by as many as 19 in the second half. The Falcons outrebounded the Blugolds, 46-25.
Last Wednesday against La Crosse, Guerin and Manor scored 16 points each and the Falcons erased an early seven-point deficit to pull away in the second half on their way to a 77-59 victory.
UWRF trailed 15-8 midway through the first half before going on a 12-2 run to take the lead for good. The Falcons led 36-22 by halftime and by double-digits the rest of the game.
Taylor Peterson contributed 14 points in the victory while Kimble finished with eight points and eight assists. Guerin pulled down a team-high nine rebounds as the Falcons outrebounded the Eagles, 40-27.