Pointer men get big night from Hass and edge Pioneers to win again
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Trevor Hass (New London, WI/New London/Augustana (SD)) led the Pointers with 21 points as the UW-Stevens Point men’s basketball team beat UW-Platteville 65-60 Wednesday night.
The Pointers (15-2, 8-0 WIAC) closed out the first half on an 11-5 run capped off by a Hass three pointer to take a 33-31 lead into the break.
The Pioneers (11-6, 4-4 WIAC) took a 45-40 lead with 12:30 remaining in the second half when Brad Reinke connected from behind the arc.
However, the Pointers reclaimed the lead at 49-47 when Hass hit a pair of free throws with just over seven minutes remaining.
UW-Platteville tied the game 53-53, but three pointers by Joe Ritchay (Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln) and Hass on consecutive possessions gave UWSP a six-point lead with 3:07 remaining, and the Pointers led for the rest of the game.
Hass shot 5-for-6 from behind the arc.
Clayton Heuer (Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln/UW-Green Bay) scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds for UWSP while Austin Ryf (Winneconne, WI/Winneconne) added 11 points and a career-high nine assists.
Chas Cross led the Pioneers with 21 points and nine rebounds.
The Pointers travel to UW-River Falls Saturday, Jan. 19 for a 3 p.m. tipoff against the Falcons.