MADISON - Sophomore wing Jayden Hardy from Nicolet scored a team-high 15 points with two baskets from 3-point range, 5 of 6 free throws, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot as the UWM-Waukesha men's basketball team lost to high-powered Madison College 91-70 in a tough, physical nonconference game at H. Douglas Redsten Gymnasium on Monday night.
The frustrating road loss snapped a string of back-to-back victories for steadily improving UWM-Waukesha, which dropped to 5-4 overall.
Madison College, a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III North Central Community College Conference, won its second consecutive game to improve to 5-6 overall.
UWM-Waukesha was outscored 46-35 in what proved to be a decisive first half, including a 23-9 run over the course of the opening 10 minutes.
The Cougars trimmed the deficit to 48-39 on a jump shot in the paint by sophomore post player Kurt Meyle from St. John's Northwestern Military Academy with 17:24 remaining but couldn't get any closer.
Freshman guard Dion Morbley from Milwaukee Vincent followed with 11 points for UWM-Waukesha, which made four 3-pointers, 22 of 32 free throws and shot 40 percent from field-goal range. Freshman wing Tyler Torosian from New Berlin West, freshman guard Jake Antczak from Mukwonago and freshman wing Jeremy Ninham from Nicolet each added seven points.
Six-foot-8 freshman forward Adam Anhold, a transfer student from NCAA Division II Bemidji State University, scored a game-high 21 points to lead Madison College, which forced 26 turnovers in the contest. Sophomore guard Nathaniel Buss had 19 points for the Wolfpack, which made nine 3-pointers, 20 of 33 free throws and shot 47 percent from the field.