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Rattlers drop UW-Marshfield

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Gazette staff
November 30, 2013

The UW-Rock County men’s basketball team matched UW-Marshfield in a 3-point battle Saturday afternoon and held on for a 72-66 road victory.

Each team hit 10 3-pointers, including six from UW-Rock guard Safarii Hunt, who scored a game-high 26 points.

“Safaari was 6 of 10 from 3, and going 10-for-24 (as a team) made a huge difference,” Rattlers coach Scott Lee said. “They were 10 of 32. Fortunately we were able to match their 3s.”

Post Kyle Hoskins (Elkhorn) had 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Matt Smith (Elkhorn) scored 13 before leaving with an ankle injury.

The Rattlers are 7-4 and 3-0 in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference.

On the women’s side, the Rattlers’ pressure defense wore Marshfield down in the second half as UW-Rock scored 46 points after halftime in a 79-50 runaway victory.

“We kind of slowly, slowly wore them down,” Lee said. “Our offense is spawned by our defense, and that’s how we scored 46 in the second half.”

Marshfield committed 29 turnovers, including 15 on Rattlers steals.

Emily O’Donnell (Janesville Craig) led UW-Rock with 12 points, while Lexie Weigand (Fort Atkinson) added 11.

The Rattlers women (8-2, 8-0) don’t play again until Saturday, while the men travel to Baraboo on Wednesday.

(Women)

UW-ROCK 79, UW-MARSHFIELD 50

Rock (79)—Cheseboro, 3-0-6; Dement, 5-4-14; Kinney, 2-0-6; Wellnitz, 3-0-9; Gestrich, 4-0-8; O’Donnell, 4-2-12; Weigand, 4-1-11; Rackow, 1-0-2; Harnack, 0-2-2; Smith, 4-1-9.

Marshfield (50)—Trunkel, 2-4-8; Jankowski, 3-3-9; Drews, 0-1-1; Len, 3-1-7; Meachem, 6-9-21; Craig, 2-0-4.

Rock                               33       46

Marshfield                    24       26

Three-point goals—Rock 9 (Kinney 2, Wellnitz 3, O’Donnell 2, Weigand 2), Marshfield 0. Free throws missed—Rock 8, Marshfield 11. Total fouls—Rock 23, Marshfield 17. Fouled out—Smith, Meachem.

(Men)

UW-ROCK 72, UW-MARSHFIELD 66

Rock (72)—Dessent, 2-0-6; Hunt, 8-4-26; Smith, 5-3-13; Hoskins, 8-3-20; Spry, 3-0-7.

Marshfield (66)—Weiler, 3-5-12; Johnson, 5-0-15; Belter, 2-0-6; Zettler, 7-2-17; Glore, 2-2-7; Kleisgen, 3-3-9.

Rock                               36 36—72

Marshfield                    35 31—66

Three-point goals—Rock 10 (Dessent 2, Hunt 6, Spry 2), Marshfield 10 (Weiler, Johnson 5, Belter 2, Zettler, Glore). Free throws missed—Rock 5, Marshfield 1. Totals fouls—Rock 13, Marshfield 14.



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