Wednesday, February 20, 2013

UW-Fox Advances In WCC Tournament

(Menasha) The UW-Fox men's basketball team advanced to the WCC Tournament semi-finals with an 83-53 win over UW-Marinette on Wednesday night.  They will play UW-Barron on Saturday February 23 at 8pm.  That game will be played in Wausau, WI.  UW-Marathon is hosting the tournaments final four teams.

The Cyclones got off to a fast start against the Buccaneers thanks in part to their efficiency on offense.  They made 18 of their 33 first half field goal attempts, 5 of 13 from three-point range.  Jon Braeger scored 14 points, and Jordan Kaufman 11 points, in the opening half for UW-Fox.

In the second half UW-Fox pushed the lead to 58-27 thanks to strong defensive play from Kaufman, Trevor Krizenesky, and Trevor Smith.  Krizenesky converted several steals into lay-ups to help open up the lead.  UW-Marinette cut into the lead midway through the second half, but 4 points from Jon Schlaver helped UW-Fox comfortably push the lead back up over 20 points.

Braeger led UW-Fox with 24 points.  Krizenesky and Kaufman chipped in with 17 and 13 points respectively for the Cyclones.  Jon Schalver led UW-Fox with 9 rebounds.  The Cyclones overall record now stands at 21-3.

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