THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bucs Go 2-1 During Busy Week Before Break
Issue Date: December 14, 2017
The UW-Marinette Buccaneer men took two of three over the past week, with wins over UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Sheboygan and a loss to UW-Washington.
The Bucs opened the week with an 84-60 win over Fond du Lac. 12 players scored for the team. Sophomore Matt Newman scored 14 points, with sophomore Tyler Hagemeier the only other Buc in double figures with 10.
Four Marinette scorers put in nine, including freshman Noah Miller, Hunter Ebel, freshman Connor Nelson and freshman Hunter Hass.
Fond du Lac dropped to 0-8 on the season, with freshman Chris Aviles scoring 19 to lead the team. Freshman DeAndre Ross scored 17 as well.
Saturday was a tough day for the Bucs, as they dropped a 100-66 loss at UW-Washington. The team struggled defensively, allowing four Washington scorers into double figures. Adrian Huerta scored 19 to lead the winning team, followed by Braxton Thomas with 17, David Wiley Jr. with 13 and Derrick Chaney, who had 11.
UW-Washington shot 53.5 percent from the field, while UW-Marinette shot just 28.9 percent, including 31 percent from the three-point arc.
Freshman Hunter Hass scored 16 points to lead the Bucs, while Newman added 12 points, shooting 3 for 4 from deep and 10 from Nelson.
The team rebounded against UW-Sheboygan on Monday, Dec. 11, taking a 77-66 win. Nine Bucs scored, including four in double figures. Sophomore Bryce Thompson led the squad with a 16-point night, going 5-8 at the free throw line.
Freshman Levi Kempka scored 15 and Newman dropped in 14, while Nelson got into double figures with 10.
The team shot 15-20 at the free throw line to hold off Sheboygan, despite a barrage of three pointers in the second half from the home team.
Sheboygan had just 20 points in the first half, but the team made 10 three pointers in the second half, including five from Nate Serketich for his only 15 points of the night.
Vinny Montazella made three from beyond the arc in the second half, scoring 12 points on four triples. Julian Jones led the team with 16 points and Alex Antonie scored 14.
The Bucs travel to UW-Marathon Wednesday before two weeks off for university finals and the holidays.