MENOMONIE — The UW-La Crosse men's basketball team used 48 combined points from Wyatt Cook and Ethan Anderson to run away with their fourth win in five games to start the season with an 84-62 win over UW-Stout Wednesday night.
Cook finished 8-for-11 from the field, including a 4 of 5 effort from beyond the arc to finish with a game-high 26 points, while Anderson had 22 points. The Black River Falls High School graduate was 6-for-12 on the night to go along with a team-best seven rebounds. He was also a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line. As a team, the Eagles (4-1, 4-1) finished 19-for-23 from the charity stripe.
Seth Anderson finished with 16 points, while Sean Suchomel and Craig Steele each chipped in nine for UW-L — which finished 28-for-51 (54.9%) from the field as a team.
The two teams will run it back Friday when the Eagles host the Blue Devils (1-4, 1-4) at 7 p.m.
UW-L 67, UW-Stout 59
Alana Gilles had her best night wearing UW-L uniform, scoring a career-high 18 points on 8 of 12 shooting to help the Eagles pick up their second win of the season (2-3, 2-3).
Gilles, who entered Wednesday averaging three points per game, also collected a career-high 10 rebounds. The sophomore was joined in double figures by Emma Gamoke with the Onalaska High School graduate pouring in 17 points thanks to a 5-for-8 effort from 3-point range.
Ava Kramer scored eight points and had five assists, while Lexie Higgins and Julia Seidel each added seven points for UW-L — which was 22-for-55 (40%) from the field. Stout (2-3, 2-3) shot 39.7%.
Meet these 28 notable UW-La Crosse alumni
Shelmina Abji, 1985, computer science
Dylan Bates, 1999, physical therapy
Barry Beaty, 1971, biology
Jason Church, 2011, political science
Russell Cleary, 1951-53, pre-law
Darryle Clott, 1966, English and history; 1971, masters of education
Barbara Gibson, 1978, physical education/teaching
Brian Gutekunst, 2016, sports management
Roger Harring, 1958, physical education/teaching
Amy Huchthausen, 1999, sports management
Theodore Knudson, 1960, general and physical science
Sandra Lee, 1983-85
Patricia Loew, 1974, mass communications
Truman Lowe, 1969, art education
Greg Mahairas, 1982, microbiology
Cynthia Marten, 1988, elementary education
Bill Miller, 2010, honorary degree
Hollie Nyseth Brehm, 2008, sociology
Jon Otterstatter, 1983, computer science
James Reynolds, 1977, political science
Andrew Rock, 2004, finance
Jennifer Shilling, 1992, political science
Barbara Skogen, 1967, medical technology
Patrick Stephens, 1971, education
Christopher Sund, 1987, political science
Dan Smyczek, 1993, political science
James Van Tassel, 1951, education
Sharon Weston Broome, 1978, mass communications
Did you know the director of "Rebel Without a Cause" and the first black American to compete in the Olympics both have ties to La Crosse?
These photos are filled with many familiar faces and places from our area's past.