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Third time may be the charm

Third time may be the charm

February 24, 2016

By Emily Leclair Feb. 24, 2016 The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team ended its regular season last week with a win against UW-Oshkosh on Feb. 17 and a loss to UW-Eau Claire on Feb. 20. The team will compete in the WIAC Tournament on Feb. 24, where it will face UW-River Falls in the first round. ...

’Hawks win third straight game

February 19, 2016

Column by Justin St. Peter Feb. 17, 2016 This is a clear message to all WIAC teams. Do not sleep on the Warhawks. After an up-and-down year that saw a massive amount of turnover from last year’s WIAC Championship roster, the ’Hawks are getting hot at exactly the right time. After going 2-0 in th...

Consistency on defense gives Warhawks issues

Consistency on defense gives Warhawks issues

February 15, 2016

By Justin St. Peter Feb. 10, 2016 There is an old saying that is repeated across many sports that says, “Defense wins championships.” Head coach Pat Miller said he believes defense to be his team’s biggest issue, but it was not the case in the ’Hawks 72-51 victory against UW-Stevens Point on Fe...

Warhawks lose third game in a row

February 3, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016 By Justin St. Peter The Warhawks men’s basketball team has been involved in seven straight games with a final margin of victory less than seven points. The Warhawks (12-6 overall, 3-4 in conference) continued this trend with a 78-75 overtime home loss against UW-Platteville on Jan. 27. ...

Close games the key for UW-W’s young team

January 27, 2016

Jan. 27, 2016 By Justin St. Peter The Warhawks men’s basketball team was down by 10 to UW-Oshkosh at halftime on Jan. 20 on the road. They had given up nine 3-pointers and head coach Pat Miller said the team wasn’t happy with the way it had played. That was when the team slowly turned it aro...

Warhawks fall to No. 1 team, win in overtime

December 10, 2015

By Justin St. Peter Dec. 9, 2015 When looking at the schedule, head coach Pat Miller knew a home game against the No. 1 team in the country, Augustana College on Dec. 2, would be a challenge for his team. The Warhawks held a 29-28 lead in the first half, before the Vikings pulled away in the...

Nine letter-winners out, 11 in, team wins

November 19, 2015

By Justin St. Peter Nov. 18, 2015 After losing nine players from last year’s 24-4 team, including all five starters, the Warhawks men’s basketball team will have an uphill battle to get back to the top of the WIAC. Among the nine players lost, guard Quardell Young, and forward K.J. Evans were bot...

Quardell Young deserves a chance in the NBA

Column by 
Justin St. Peter 
Sports Editor

November 5, 2015

Column by Justin St. Peter Nov. 3, 2015 Quardell Young’s illustrious basketball career is not over yet. The former Warhawks star point guard was selected in the fifth round, with the 95th pick, in the National Basketball Association Development League Draft (NBA D-League) by the Maine Red Claws on Oct....

RP Votes: Young wins

RP Votes: Young wins

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Paul Bressler Despite a bitter end to a four-year journey, senior guard Quardell Young closed out his collegiate career as the Royal Purple’s  2014 Male Athlete of the Year. “We came up short, very short,” Young said. “Obviously, our whole team and staff were disappointed with t...

Young’s successful career comes to a close

March 30, 2015

April 1, 2015 By Alex Calles The main goal for Warhawk point guard Quardell Young was to win back-to-back titles and three in his four-year career at UWW. But after being knocked out in the first round of the Division-III NCAA Tournament by Defiance 83-71, his plans changed. Instead of making a run t...

Call him the master chemist

Call him the master chemist

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Justin St. Peter It’s the game within the game. Whenever the men’s basketball team makes a good play, the crowd turns to the bench and watches the team go crazy. One player stands out. That player is freshman guard Jerry Ngobi. Ngobi does not play much, but he is well-known...

’Hawks season ends early

’Hawks season ends early

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Justin St. Peter The Warhawks were on the wrong side of history when the Defiance College Yellow Jackets recorded its first NCAA tournament win in a 83-71 loss in the first round of the NCAA D-III Tournament on March 6. The Yellow Jackets were anchored by senior guard Travis Schomaeker’s...

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