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Yellowjackets report: Patterson paces men's basketball to win

Duluth Marshall alum Willy Stauber had a goal and assist as his Wisconsin-Eau Claire team beat Wisconsin-Superior.

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MINNEAPOLIS — A career-high 29 points on 10-of-17 from the field from junior guard Xavier Patterson paced Wisconsin-Superior to an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference victory at North Central on Saturday, 75-70.

Other than a 2-minute stretch early in the second half, UWS led throughout, though only briefly by double digits.

With UWS nursing a 71-70 lead with two minutes to go, Patterson made 3-of-4 free throws to get the gap back up to four, and Eli Vogel added another for the final margin.

Vogel finished with 15 points and J'Vaun Walker 14 for the Yellowjackets (6-9, 3-2 UMAC).

The Rams got 11 points from Justin Castro and 10 apiece from Kayden Sund and Cameron Thomas.

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UWS hosts Crown in UMAC play on Wednesday night.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Rams roll early, defeat Yellowjackets

North Central led by as many as 23 points in the first half and rolled to a 78-57 UMAC victory on Saturday in Minneapolis.

The Yellowjackets (3-12, 2-4 UMAC) were held to 12 points in the first quarter and nine in the second and trailed 40-21 at the break.

Makenna Guden (12 points) was the only Yellowjacket scoring in double figures.

Emily DiGiorgio of North Central had a game-high 20 points.

The UWS women are at Northland on Wednesday night.

MEN'S HOCKEY

Blugolds split series in Superior

C.J. Walker's third-period power-play goal was the only offense the Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team could muster in a 4-1 home loss to Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at Wessman Arena.

The Blugolds got four goals from four players, including a goal and assist from Willy Stauber (Duluth Marshall).

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Walker's goal, unassisted, came at 1:17 of the third period, at which point the Yellowjackets were already down 3-0.

Myles Hektor made 29 saves for UWS (11-5-2, 5-3-1 WIAC). The Yellowjackets travel to Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a two-game series next Friday and Saturday.

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