SMSU WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: SMSU earns one victory at UWW Tournament

WHITEWATER, Wis. – The Southwest Minnesota State wheelchair basketball team concluded a busy weekend winning one of four games at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, SMSU dropped a 53-41 game to Edinboro (Pa.), before earning a hard-fought 56-54 win over the University of Missouri. SMSU closed the weekend with losses to the University of Illinois (68-48) and the University of Alabama (81-45) on Saturday.

SMSU is now 2-6 overall on the season.

In the loss to Edinboro, Walter Johnson scored a team-leading 14 points on 7 of 19 shooting, while teammate Kyle Blake added 10 points on 5 of 7 from the field.

In the victory over Missouri, Johnson scored a team-high 28 points on 11 of 21 from the field with nine rebounds. Ryan Kile chipped in with 19 points on 9 of 12 shooting.

SMSU closed the win shooting 48 percent (23 of 48) from the field with one 3-pointer.

In SMSU’s third game on Friday, Johnson scored 23 points in the loss to Illinois. Kile and Blake eached added six points, while Ezekiel Ramudzi scored five points.

In SMSU’s final game of the weekend, Johnson scored 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds, while Chauncey Wulf added seven points with three field goals.

Southwest Minnesota State returns to the court on Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the University of Missouri Tournament.

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