EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Two UW-Eau Claire Athletics teams were in action today, men's basketball at home while women's basketball was away.
St. Norbert College 69, UW-Eau Claire 50
The women's basketball team was unable to keep up with St. Norbert College as the Blugolds fell to the Green Knights 69-50 at Schuldes Sports Center tonight. The Blugolds only scored 14 points by halftime and only cut St. Norbert's lead to 14 once in the second half. Abby Midtlien led three Blugolds in double figures with 16 points, a career and game-high.
Loras College (Iowa) 77, UW-Eau Claire 64
Playing in its first home game of the season, the men's basketball team stuck with Loras College (Iowa) nearly the entire way but ended up falling 77-64 to the Duhawks on Ken Anderson Court in Zorn Arena tonight. After the score was tied for the eighth time of the night with just under eight minutes to play, Loras outscored the Blugolds 24-11 the rest of the way to win by 13. Adam Hjelter led the game in scoring with a career-high 25 points while Kurtis Moody led the game in rebounding with 10.