UW-River Falls Sports updateGregorich helps UWRF women stay undefeated; Falcon men win big twice; Men’s hockey falls to Gustavus.
Gregorich helps UWRF women stay undefeated
UW-River Falls’ senior Tiffany Gregorich showed why she was a preseason All-American by scoring a career-high 33 points to lead the 14th-ranked Falcon women’s basketball team to a 75-59 victory over Simpson College Saturday afternoon at Karges Center.
Earlier in the week Gregorich dished out a career-high eight assists in a lopsided 69-38 Falcon victory at UW-Stout.
Tied 49-49 with 7:45 remaining against Simpson, Gregorich hit two three-pointers and a layup during a 12-0 Falcon run that broke the game open.
Last Wednesday at Stout, Guhr scored a career-high 21 points and Gregorich added 12 points and eight assists in a 69-38 win over the Blue Devils.
The Falcon defense held Stout to just 25 percent shooting from the field (13-of-52). No Blue Devil player had more than five points.
Falcon men win big twice
The UWRF men’s basketball team’s average margin of victory in its two home wins last week was 26.5 points as it improved to 8-2 overall and stayed tied with UW-Stevens Point atop the WIAC standings.
The Falcons defeated UW-Stout, 72-52, last Wednesday to improve to 3-0 in WIAC play before routing North Central, 98-65, in a nonconference game Saturday.
Last Wednesday against Stout, senior Wade Guerin had 17 points and senior Shane Manor and junior Ollie White both had 14 as the Falcons jumped out to a 37-25 halftime lead and never looked back.
Saturday night, junior Chris Palmer scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the first half to help the Falcons build a 54-33 lead over North Central on their way to a 98-65 victory.
Hudson High School graduate Nathan Roeder finished with 11 points for North Central.
Men’s hockey falls to Gustavus
The fourth-ranked UW-River Falls men’s hockey team was beaten at home for the first time this season as Gustavus Adolphus made a pair of second period goals stand up in a 2-1 victory over the Falcons last Wednesday at Hunt Arena.
Gustavus led 2-0 before UWRF cut the deficit in half on a goal by Willie Hess 13 seconds into the third period. The Gusties’ 6-foot, 8-inch freshman goaltender John McLean held the Falcons scoreless the rest of the way to preserve the 2-1 victory.
McLean finished with 31 saves for Gustavus while Falcon goalie Scott Lewan made 27. The loss dropped the Falcons to 9-2-2 overall.