Yellowjackets report: UWS men's basketball makes necessary stands
Wisconsin-Superior forced two turnovers and a miss on the last three possessions to preserve a home victory.
Faced with a tied game in the final minute of play, the Wisconsin-Superior men's basketball team pulled out a 63-57 win over Central (Iowa) on the first day of the Merrill Thompson Classic on Friday night, Nov. 11, at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
Kaleb Brand tied the game for Central with a trey with 52 seconds remaining, but Josef Fahrenholtz made a jumper off a blocked shot to give the Yellowjackets a two-point lead with 15 seconds left. UWS forced a turnover with seven seconds left, then after a pair of free throws, forced another turnover and made two more free throws.
UWS led by as many as 10 points midway through the second half only to go on an eight-minute cold stretch that allowed the visitors back into the game in the last three minutes.
When the dust settled, Fahrenholtz led all scorers with 17 points and seven rebounds for the Yellowjackets. Joey Barker added 12 points for UWS, which only had eight turnovers but were only 25-of-60 (41.7%) from the field.
Brand's 14 points off the bench led Central.
UWS (2-0) hosts Wisconsin-Platteville in the second day of the tournament on Saturday.
One goal enough for UWS men
C.J. Walker's goal broke a scoreless deadlock lasting more than 55 minutes with just 2:06 remaining in a nonconference men's hockey game on Friday in Blaine, Minnesota.
UWS had 14 shots in the first period and 20 in the second but was stymied by Royals goaltender Travis Allen. Dylan Meilun stood tall in the UWS goal as well, finishing with a 29-save shutout. The Yellowjackets only put five shots on Allen in the third period but the last one of the game did the job.
UWS (2-2) will play at St. Mary's on Saturday night.