MENOMONIE, Wis. — Milton Cummings made a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to give the UW-La Crosse men’s basketball team a 59-57 win over UW-Stout at Johnson Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

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Cummings, who finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, answered a basket by Zach Dahl that capped a big run and gave the Blue Devils a 57-56 lead with 44 seconds to go.

The Eagles (11-7, 3-4 WIAC) had a 56-47 lead when Ben Meinholz made a 3-pointer with 6:09 left, but Stout (7-11, 1-6) scored the next 10 points. Dahl and Sam Ortmann scored four points each during the Blue Devils’ run.

Meinholz also scored 15 points for La Crosse, which held a 30-26 halftime lead and turned the ball over three times during Stout’s run at the end of the game. The Eagles held a 35-20 rebounding advantage and were scoreless between the closing 3-pointer by Meinholz with 6:09 left and Cummings’ shot with 13 seconds to go.

Brendon Manning had nine points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals for La Crosse, which shot 19 percent (4-for-21) from the 3-point line and committed 19 turnovers. The Blue Devils turned the ball over 16 times and were led by a 16-point effort from Ortmann.



Western 60, St. Cloud 53

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Lexi Schroeder scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Cavaliers (3-13, 2-3), who won their second game in a row.

Danna Kendall went 3-for-3 from the 3-point line and added 11 points for Western, which also received 10 points from Kerrigan Lyga and trailed 27-23 at halftime.

Casey Moger had nine rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Cavaliers.


Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.

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