Finlandia Men's Basketball Stopped By Pioneers

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (WLUC) – The Finlandia University men’s basketball team (0-2) fell 112-49 to #29 UW-Platteville (1-0), Sunday afternoon at Williams Fieldhouse.

UW-Platteville scored 23 seconds into the game. Finlandia came right back as sophomore Joe Heinonen got a jumper in traffic. That made it 2-2 at the 19:19 mark.

The Pioneers scored ten straight points over the next two minutes. Junior Jacob Oom dropped a shot in from the stratosphere to make it 12-5 with 17:10 to go. UWP scored eight straight points and never looked back.

For Finlandia, Heinonen scored nine points and sophomore River Shumate had nine points and two steals.

For UW-Platteville, Blake McCann had 16 points and Justin Jarvensivu scored 10.

Finlandia opens the home season, Tues., Nov. 12 versus Lakeland. The game is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.

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