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College men's basketball: Newman leads Saints past UWS

Steve Kuchera / St. Scholastica’s Jarod Wilken goes over Wisconsin-Superior’s Shaq Coleman during Wednesday’s game at Mertz Mortorelli Gym in Superior. The Saints won 75-56.

Brandon Newman scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in a big first half as St. Scholastica topped Wisconsin-Superior 75-56 in its UMAC opener Wednesday night before 417 at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium in Superior.

Newman, who came off the bench, needed just 12 minutes to score his 15 first-half points as the Saints (3-4 overall, 1-0 UMAC) led 40-24 at the break. The Barnum product finished with five rebounds and three steals and has now scored in double figures in all seven games this season. Teammates Collin Anderson and Nate Weets chipped in 12 points apiece as nine players scored for St. Scholastica.

Vid Milenkovic had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Yellowjackets (2-6, 0-1), while Colton Williams (14 points) and Montroy Scott (11) also scored in double figures.

St. Scholastica didn't shoot particularly well, going 41.7 percent from the field, but UWS was worse at 34.5 percent. The Saints, who were coming off a buzzer-beating loss at home to Wisconsin-Eau Claire last Thursday, also held a 30-23 rebounding advantage.

St. Scholastica has now won five straight in the series, the Saints' longest streak against the Yellowjackets, but UWS still holds a 34-16 edge in the all-time series.