The UW-Parkside men’s basketball team couldn’t seal the deal Saturday.
The Rangers, in quest of their first win of the season, led by five points in the second half before Texas A&M International rallied for a 65-55 victory at San Antonio, Texas.
The loss dropped the Rangers’ overall record to 0-4.
The Rangers started the game well and moved to a five-point lead with 3:28 to play in the first half after Adam Bonk’s 3-point shot. They went to the locker room at the break ahead 27-25.
But the Dustdevils rallied, thanks in part to an 8-0 run.
Jameel Moore scored a game-leading 19 points for the Rangers. Bonk had 13 points and was the only other Ranger to score in double figures.
“Our offense really hurt us tonight,’’ said Parkside coach Luke Reigel, whose team committed 17 turnovers. “We had way too many turnovers and way too many fouls (25). We aren’t unable to put everything together right now.’’
Dan Milota and Xabier Gomez had 16 points apiece for Texas A&M International (3-1).
LAKE FOREST 71, CARTHAGE 65: The Red Men couldn’t take advantage of a balanced scoring attack that featured four players scoring in double figures in the Carthage College Tournament in Tarble Arena on the Carthage campus in Kenosha.
Steve Leazer scored a team-high 17 points for the Red Men (1-1). Brad Kruse totaled 14 points, while Brad Perry and Jacob Polglase finished with 10 points apiece.
Leazer connected on four of seven 3-point attempts.
The Red Men trailed only 28-25 at halftime.
Lake Forest (2-1) was led by Danny Sotos and Eric Porter, each scoring 20 points.
One of the major reasons for Lake Forest’s victory was its outside shooting. Lake Forest connected on 13 of 30 shots from beyond the arc; Carthage made only eight 3-pointers in 25 attempts.
Kruse and Leazer were selected to the all-tournament team. Porter was chosen the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
MINNESOTA-DULUTH 73, UW-PARKSIDE 49: The Rangers played a competitive first half before Minnesota-Duluth pulled away for 24-point victory in the DeSimone Gymnasium on the Parkside campus in Somers.
Parkside (1-6) was within 42-35 at halftime as the Rangers took advantage of some good outside shooting. In the opening period, the Rangers converted on five of seven 3-point shots.
Carolina Rahkonen led the Rangers’ scoring attack with 13 points. Rahkonen also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Hayley Maystead contributed eight points and five rebounds.
Ann Simonet and Sammy Kozlowski sparked Minnesota-Duluth (1-0) with 14 points apiece.
CARTHAGE 58, CORNELL COLLEGE 56: The Lady Reds got off to an impressive start and never looked back in the Cornell College Classic at Mount Vernon, Iowa.
The Lady Reds (2-0) moved to a commanding 27-4 after the first quarter. They led 37-11 at halftime.
The closest Cornell would come to Carthage in the second half was eight points — 59-51 — with 3:24 remaining in the game.
Madie Kaelber topped Carthage scorers with 17 points, hitting seven of 14 shots from the field. Teammate Bailey Gilbert contributed 15 points.
Prairie graduate Sammie Woodward scored three points.
Rose Shimaoka led Cornell with 12 points.