Men’s basketball stung by yellowjackets

By Kylie Bowman:

A home game on Wednesday, Feb. 12th harmed the Blue Devils chances of making the playoffs in a 70-59 defeat to the yellowjackets of Superior.

Stout (12-10, 7-6 WIAC) struggled at the three point line only shooting 1-14 until Brett Ahsenmacher a freshman from Annandale, Minn. hit a three-pointer with 22 seconds left in the game. The Blue Devils were only able to shoot 25 percent from the field, while the Yellowjackets boasted of 50 percent success rate, building a substantial lead. UW-Superior led for the final 17:55 of the game.

It was a good night for Aaron Jenny senior from Spicer, Minn. nearly earned a double double with eight points and ten rebounds. Stout was led by Jimmy Whitehead, a senior from La Crosse, with ten points, along with senior Jay Higgins from Maple Grove who contributed seven points and rebounds.

Superior had four players who scored in the double figures: Brian Lindblom and Aaron Corry scoring 15 points each, Bronson Byrne scoring 14 points, and Jarrod Peterson with ten.

The Blue Devil men’s basketball team will play their next game at UW-La Crosse Wednesday, Feb. 19th and will close out the regular season travelling to top-ranked UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, Feb. 22nd.

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