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Pointers Men's BB suffer first conference loss of season at Platteville, 54-46

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UW Stevens Point Men's Basketball vs Platteville.  Photo courtesy UWSP Athletics Dept.
UW Stevens Point Men's Basketball vs Platteville. Photo courtesy UWSP Athletics Dept.
PLATTEVILLE, WI  (UWSP)  -  The UW-Stevens Point men's basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season when it fell to UW-Platteville Wednesday night, 54-46. Box ScoreThe Pioneers opened the game on an 8-0 run, but the Pointers stormed back as a three pointer by Trevor Hass (New London, WI/New London/Augustana (SD)) brought UWSP to within 14-13 with 2:57 remaining in the first half.UWSP (18-3, 11-1 WIAC) trailed 17-13 at halftime.Platteville (15-6, 8-4 WIAC) claimed a game-high 15 point lead midway through the second half when Chas Cross hit a pair of free throws to put the Pioneers on top 35-20.Joe Ritchay (Wisconsin Rapids, WI/Lincoln)'s jumper with just under three minutes left in the second half brought UWSP to within 44-38, but that's as close as the Pointers would get.Hass led the Pointers in scoring with 12 points and Ritchay followed with 10.Cross led all scorers with 16 points.UWSP shot a season-low 30.6 percent from the floor.The Pointers travel to UW-La Crosse Saturday, Feb. 2 for a 3 p.m. tipoff with the Eagles.

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