OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Windy City Bulls escaped Menominee Nation Arena with a narrow 101-98 victory over the Wisconsin Herd on Saturday night.
The game closed out a three-game homestand for the Herd, who suffered losses in all three games.
Windy City’s top performer was forward Kaiser Gates, who contributed a team-high 21 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double performance off the bench. Gates scored all his points from deep, scoring seven of his team’s 17 total threes.
Bulls’ guard Mychal Mulder led the way for his team’s starting five, pouring in 18 points, five rebounds and three assists in Windy City’s third win of the season.
The Bulls entered halftime facing an 11-point deficit but ultimately picked up the win thanks to a strong second half performance.
After shooting just 25 percent (11-44) from the field and 29.2 percent (7-24) from deep, Windy City caught fire in the second half. The Bulls converted 48.1 percent of their shots in the second half, including 43.5 percent of their three-point attempts.
Windy City also made the most of their 21 forced turnovers, turning them into 25 points.
Wisconsin was led by Bucks assignees Christian Wood and Sterling Brown, both finishing with double-double efforts. Wood was the game’s high scorer with 23 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Brown posted 12 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.
All five Herd starters scored in double digits.
The Bulls’ improve their record to 3-5 while Wisconsin falls to 1-5 and extends their losing streak to four games. The Herd look to snap that streak with their next game at Grand Rapids on Nov. 21. Windy City faces off against Raptors 905 on Nov. 21.