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Gazette Staff
December 6, 2007
— UW-Whitewater has broken even in two huge games in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball.

After knocking off defending champion and preseason favorite UW-Stevens Point last Saturday, the visiting Warhawks fell 80-74 to UW-Oshkosh on Wednesday night at the Kolf Sports Center.


Whitewater, ranked sixth in the D3hoops national poll, fell to 4-1 for the season and 1-1 in the WIAC. Oshkosh (6-0) improved to 2-0 in the conference and remained in a first-place tie with UW-Eau Claire.


The Warhawks were tied twice with Oshkosh, but the Titans never trailed. It was 34-27 at halftime.


Whitewater cut the lead to a basket several times in the second half, only to see Oshkosh mount a run and maintain control.


The Warhawks got within 62-20 on two free throws by Myles McKay with three minutes remaining, but Oshkosh responded with a 14-5 surge to seal the victory.


Whitewater’s Kori Vernon scored a season-high 17 points. Matt Goodwin and McKay had 12 points apiece for the Warhawks, and Janesville Craig graduate Josh King added eight.


Oshkosh’s Matt Miller scored 24 points, including 4-for-5 shooting from three-point range. D.J. Marsh added 23 points, including a 7-for-7 effort on free throws, and Dane Seckar-Anderson scored 22 points.


Whitewater made 26 of 60 field-goal attempts for 43 percent, but the Warhawks were only 3-for-16 on three-point attempts.


The Warhawks will be back home Saturday for a 3 p.m. game against UW-Superior.


OSHKOSH 80, WHITEWATER 74


Whitewater (74)—King 1-2 0-0 6-6 8, Perry 4-9 0-0 1-2 9, Goodwin 4-14 2-8 2-2 12, McKay 3-11 0-5 6-7 12, Koski 3-9 1-2 1-1 8, Hunter 1-1 0-0 0-1 2, Mitchell 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Brezovar 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Vernon 7-9 0-1 3-4 17, Kolinske 2-4 0-0 0-0 4. Totals: 26-60 3-16 19-23 74.


Oshkosh (80)—Marsh 8-16 0-5 7-7 23, J. Johnson 3-9 0-1 0-0 6, SeckarAnderson 10-15 0-0 2-3 22, Miller 8-11 5-6 3-3 24, Schrimpf 0-3 0-2 0-0 0, R. Johnson 1-1 0-0 3-4 5, Miller 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Borgardt 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.Totals: 30-55 5-14 15-17.


UW-Whitewater 27 47—74


UW-Oshkosh 34 46—80


Three-point goals—Whitewater 3-16 (Goodwin 2-8, McKay 0-5, Koski 1-2, Vernon 0-1), Oshkosh 5-14 (Marsh 0-5, J. Johnson 0-1, Miller 5-6, Schrimpf 0-2). Fouled out—King. Rebounds—Whitewater 36 (Perry 9), Oshkosh 27 (SeckarAnderson 9). Assists—Whitewater 12 (Kolinske 3), Oshkosh 12 (SeckarAnderson 5). Total fouls—Whitewater 17, Oshkosh 18.


In other WIAC play, it was:


? n River Falls 79, Stout 72—At Menomonie, The Falcons earned their first WIAC victory and ended their four-game losing streak.


Senior forward Scott Kelly led a group of five Falcons (3-4, 1-1) in double figures with 16 points in 36 minutes. Miles Webb scored 22 points to lead Stout (3-4, 0-2).


n Stevens Point 76, La Crosse 61—At La Crosse, In bouncing back from their loss to UW-Whitewater, the Pointers never trailed.


Jerome Wotacheck led Point (4-1, 1-1) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Bryan Beamish recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Khalifa El-Amin ended the game with 11 points.


Tony Mane led La Crosse (4-2, 0-1) with 20 points, including 5-for-9 from three-point range.


n Eau Claire 77, Platteville 69 (OT)—At Eau Claire, The Blugolds gained a 16-8 advantage in the overtime for their second straight WIAC victory and fifth straight win overall.


Dan Beyer scored 29 points for Eau Claire (5-2, 2-0). Josh Langenfeld scored 24 points for Platteville (4-2, 1-1).




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