MANITOWOC - Freshman guard Jake Antczak from Mukwonago contributed a team-high 17 points with four baskets from 3-point range, 5 of 6 free throws, four rebounds and three assists as the high-powered UWM-Waukesha men's basketball team defeated UW-Manitowoc 84-81 in a Wisconsin Collegiate Conference East showdown Saturday afternoon.
It was the first conference road victory of the season for UWM-Waukesha, which improved to 2-0 in the league standings and 3-1 overall.
The Cougars, who outscored UW-Manitowoc 46-32 in the critical, momentum-building first half, demonstrated their depth, balance and athleticism with 10 players reaching the scoring column - including four in double figures.
Sophomore wing Jayden Hardy from Nicolet registered his fourth consecutive double-double by finishing with 15 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot for UWM-Waukesha, which converted eight 3-pointers and 20 of 30 free throws. Sophomore post player Kurt Meyle from St. John's Northwestern Military Academy also registered a double-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and an assist.
Freshman wing Tyler Torosian from New Berlin West followed with 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals for the Cougars, who showcased their unselfishness by recording 23 assists. Freshman wing Jeremy Ninham from Nicolet chipped in six points, six rebounds, one assist and a steal.
Freshman guard Jalen Black from Dominican added five points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Nate Hubbard scored a game-high 24 points for UW-Manitowoc, which dropped to 1-1 in conference and 2-1 overall.