The UW-La Crosse men's basketball team strengthened it's hold on first place in the WIAC with an 87-77 win at UW-River Falls Wednesday night.
Ben Meinholz had 24 points to lead the Eagles.
Devin Yurk had 22 and Jared Staege 20 for UW-L, who led 46-40 at the half.
The Eagles shot 55 percent from the field for the game and made 12 of 21 three-point shots.
The win, coupled with Eau Claire's loss at Oshkosh, gives the Eagles a two-game lead a top the WIAC at 9-2 with three games to go.
River Falls, Eau Claire and Oshkosh are all 7-4.
The Eagles will host Oshkosh on Saturday.