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Cyclones? Roughed up by UW-Manitowoc

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The UW-Fox Valley men’s Cyclones’, unable to keep pace in the second half in a physically contested ballgame, were downed Wednesday night against the UW-Manitowoc Blue Devils, 74-55.

The Cyclones (0-2 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference, 0-3 overall) were able to keep it close in the first 25 minutes against a Blue Devil team (1-0 WCC, 3-2 overall) that boasted a stockpiled roster of 15 players. Unfortunately, poor shooting finally caught up and spoiled anything resembling a UW-Fox Valley second-half rally. After trailing only 35-32 at halftime, the Cyclones could only manage 7 more field goals the rest of the way. For the game, UW-Fox Valley shot a miserable 29.3% (22/75) as opposed to the Blue Devil’s 42.4% (25/59).

The cold shooting was not lost on Coach Mike Gallus’s mind. "We got plenty of shots. We got them from a lot of people from all over the court. [But] just didn’t stick them. That’s basically the ballgame right there," Gallus said.

Ben Paton led the Cyclones in scoring, tallying 19 points. Matt Butch and Beau Christensen were second in team output, contributing 10 points apiece.

The next game for the UW-Fox Valley men’s Cyclones’ team is Monday, November 29th, at UW-Fond du Lac. Tip off is at 8:00p.m.

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, between South Oneida Street on the east and S. Appleton Road on the west. UW-FV is just south of Hwy #441.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Mike Gallus, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley

920-832-2600

Posted 11/29/1999