A balanced scoring effort helped the UW-La Crosse men's basketball team run its winning streak to five games with a 77-66 WIAC win over visiting River Falls on Wednesday night.
The Eagles, who are ranked 11th in the country by d3hoops.com, got 15 points apiece from Black River Falls High School graduate Ethan Anderson, Seth Anderson and Austin Westra.
Wyatt Cook added 14 points for UW-L, which improved to 12-2 overall and 3-2 in the conference, while Torin Hannah finished with 10 points.
The Eagles, who led 38-29 at the half, made only two of their eight 3-pointer attempts but shot nearly 52% from the floor and made 17 of their 22 free-throw attempts.
UW-La Crosse 68, UW-River Falls 39
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — The Eagles outscored the Falcons 20-8 in the third quarter on their way to their third straight win.
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Alana Gilles scored a game-high 16 points in 19 minutes off the bench for UW-L (10-5, 2-2), while Onalaska grad Emma Gamoke and Lexie Higgins were also in double figures with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Gilles made seven of her nine field goal attempts, while Higgins was 6-of-9 from the floor. Gamoke made three of her four 3-point attempts, while Aquinas grad Kyah Steiner grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Eagles, who led 28-21 before their big third quarter, shot 48% from the floor and made 10 of their 12 free-throw attempts.
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.