The new-look UW-Parkside men’s basketball team showed glimpses of promise on Saturday night.

The Rangers, who were hit hard by graduation losses, held their own in the first half against Michigan Tech before faltering in the second half of an 82-57 loss in the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge at Houghton, Mich.

It was the season opener for both teams.

“We hung around in the first half, but we went cold to open the second half,” Parkside coach Luke Reigel said. “We don’t have a big margin for error and, if we go cold, we’re going to struggle.”

The Rangers played solidly in the first half and trailed only by seven points at halftime. But Michigan Tech’s depth — it had nine players score in the game — began to be a factor in the second half.

Reigel said he was pleased with his team’s defense, which held Michigan Tech to 37 points in the opening half.

“We did a lot of nice things in the first half defensively,” Reigel said. “We made some plays. Joe Borcia did a good job inside and Linwood Lee did nice things on the perimeter. There are good places to build around.”

Borcia, a red-shirt sophomore center, grabbed a team-high six rebounds and had a game-high two blocked shots. He also totaled a team-leading 11 points. Junior guard Adam Bonk was the only other Ranger to score in double figures; he had 10 points.

The Rangers shot 44 percent from the field in the first half before connecting on just 29 percent of their shots in the second half.

Michigan Tech’s Dillon Gordon topped all scorers with 20 points.

“We have a lot of new faces and we’re very young,’’ Reigel said. “It’s very important to focus on the process and not get caught up in results.”

Michigan Tech 82, UW-Parkside 57

PARKSIDE (0-1)

Espen Fjaerestad 2-7 0-0 6, Joe Borcia 5-10 1-2 11, Linwood Lee 2-8 5-6 9, Adam Bonk 4-8 0-0 10, Jameel Moore 1-5 2-2 5, Jonah Matulle 3-8 1-2 9, Ramar Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Bret Barclay 2-3 2-3 7, Riley Keckeisen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-52 11-15 57.

MICHIGAN TECH (1-0)

Kyle Monroe 8-11 0-0 18, A.J. Grazulis 3-5 0-0 6, Tommy Lucca 4-7 4-4 14, Tanner Uren 4-6 0-0 10, Bryan Heath 1-7 0-0 2, Dillon Gordon 7-9 0-0 20, Isaac Appleby 4-4 0-0 8, KC Borseth 0-1 0-0 0, Sean Clarey 0-0 0-0 0, Dawson Bilski 0-3 0-0 0, Trent Bell 2-3 0-0 4, Ryan Schuller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-58 4-4 82.

Halftime—Michigan Tech 37-UW-Parkside 30. 3-point goals—UW-Parkside 8-24 (Fjaerestad 2-5, Lee 0-1, Bonk 2-4, Moore 1-4, Matulle 2-5, Evans 0-3, Barclay 1-2), Michigan Tech 12-24 (Monroe 2-3, Lucca 2-4, Uren 2-3, Heath 0-3, Gordon 6-8, Dawson 0-3). Total fouls—UW-Parkside 11, Michigan Tech 14. Rebounds—UW-Parkside 23 (Borcia 6), Michigan Tech 36 (Monroe 9). Assists—UW-Parkside 13 (Moore 4), Michigan Tech 22 (Uren 5). A—693.

Women

OHIO DOMINICAN 100, UW-PARKSIDE 73: The Rangers couldn’t overcome a slow start in losing to Ohio Dominican at Cedarville, Ohio.

The Rangers fell behind 25-14 after the first quarter and trailed 51-32 at halftime. It was the Rangers’ fifth straight loss to open the season.

The Rangers had four players score in double figures. Asiah Lawson led the way with 16 points, although she struggled from beyond the arc by hitting only 3 of 11 3-point attempts.

Carolina Rahkonen and Hayley Maystead had 14 points apiece, while Alisha Murphy finished with 10 points for Parkside.

Maystead also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Megan Eyre topped Ohio Dominican with 24 points. Sarah Futscher and Alexa Fischer each totaled 18 points.

Ohio Dominican is 1-1.

Ohio Dominican 100, UW-Parkside 73

DOMINICAN (1-1)

Eyre 8-10 8-12 24, Futscher 6-11 6-6 18, Fisher 5-9 4-4 18, Overly 3-9 0-0 7, Rose 0-11 0-0 0, Macaulay 5-8 2-2 12, Conley 3-7 0-0 9, Fox 3-5 0-2 6, Thomas 2-4 0-0 4, Troyer 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 35-74 22-28 100.

PARKSIDE (0-5)

Lawson 6-20 1-4 16, Rahkonen 5-10 2-2 14, Maystead 4-10 5-6 14, Murphy 4-11 0-0 10, Eishold 4-7 0-0 9, Kroening 2-5 1-2 6, Moura 1-3 0-0 3, Bilic 0-3 1-4 1, Myers 0-3 0-0 0, Cabrero 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-73 10-18 73.

Dominican;25;26;27;22;—;100

Parkside;14;18;23;18;—;73

3-point goals—Dominican 8-20 (Eyre 0-1, Futscher 0-1, Fisher 4-7, Overly 1-3, Rose 0-2, Conley 3-6), Parkside 11-31 (Lawson 3-11, Rahkonen 2-4, Maystead 1-2, Murphy 2-4, Eishold 1-2, Kroening 1-2, Moura 1-3, Bilic 0-2, Myers 0-1). Total fouls—Dominican 16, Parkside 20. Fouled out—Bilic. Rebounds—Dominican 54 (Eyre, Futscher 8), Parkside 40 (Maystead 11). Assists—Dominican 19 (Overly 5), Parkside 15 (Rahkonen, Murphy 3). A—242.

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