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UWRF men advance to WIAC final

UWRF's Brian Kimble hits a floater in the lane for two of his eight points in the Falcons' 76-51 victory over UW-Stevens Point Friday night at Karges Center. Bob Burrows photo.

Junior Ollie White scored 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the UW-River Falls men's basketball team to a 76-51 victory over No. 20 UW-Stevens Point in a WIAC Tournament semifinal game Friday night at Karges Center.

The Falcons led wire to wire to defeat the Pointers for the third time this season and advance to Sunday's WIAC Tournament championship game at UW-Whitewater. The eighth-ranked Warhawks defeated UW-La Crosse, 66-55, in Friday night's other semifinal.

Shane Manor added 12 points, including three dunks, and Wade Guerin scored 10 points and pulled down six rebounds while Aaron Anderson contributed nine points, all on three-pointers, and Brian Kimble had eight points, six assists and three steals.

The Falcons and Warhawks will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in Whitewater with the WIAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament on the line.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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