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UW-L fights back, closes out Viterbo


UW-La Crosse men’s basketball team made it 10 consecutive over the crosstown rivals Monday night.

Four players scored in double figures for the Eagles led by Calahan Skogman’s 15 points. He added nine rebounds in the 68-59 win over Viterbo at Beggs Gymnasium.

UW-L now leads the all-time series 16-9.

It was tied 33-33 at halftime and Viterbo (5-3) had a 58-52 lead with 7:30 remaining before the Eagles (4-1) stormed back.

UW-L took the lead with three consecutive 3-pointers – one by Skogman, the next two by Tice Braden.

Those came as part of a 16-1 run that closed out the game – the first 13 of those points unanswered.

UW-L held Viterbo to just 42-percent shooting in the second half. The V-Hawks also hit just 9 of 17 free throws in the half.

And that’s the only real difference – the ball going through the basket.

Rebounds were virtually even. UW-L had 16 turnovers to just nine from Viterbo. The only real difference was shooting. UW-L shot 56 percent, Viterbo 49. UW-L was 14-for-20 from the stripe, Viterbo 11 of 19. And UW-L hit 10 of 21 3-pointers to Viterbo’s 4-for-11.

Luke Tweed scored 13, while teammates Clint Rihn and Braden each had 12.

Matt Turba led Viterbo with 14 points, four assits and five turnovers, while David Shepard had 11 points.

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