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UWS ROUND-UP: ‘Jackets split at St. Scholastica

The University of Wisconsin-Superior basketball teams enjoyed mixed success against the St. Scholastica Saints Wednesday night at Reif Gym.

The Yellowjacket women defeated the Saints for the 11th straight time with a 76-29 victory, while Brandon Newman made one of two free throws with three-tenths of a second remaining to give the St. Scholastica men an 80-79 victory in the opening game of the evening.

Women’s basketball

Hailey Kontny led UWS with 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals.

The former Superior Spartan is now seventh on the UWS all-time scoring list with 1,111 points.

She recently moved past Hailey Hart (2008-12) and Mandy Giffen (1994-99) and up next is Connie Urmanski (2009-13), who sits sixth with 1,183 points.

UWS, which led 18-3 after one quarter, has now won nine straight games to improve to 17-4 overall and 12-0 in the UMAC.

The Yellowjackets had 26 steals, forced 32 turnovers, and outscored CSS 31-10 on turnovers and 40-8 in the paint.

Also for UWS, Brittany Laehn had 11 points and Eva Reinertsen had 11 points, four rebounds and a career-high five steals.

The Saints (10-10, 6-6), whose starters combined to score six points, were led by Autumn Senger’s 10 points off the bench.

UWS hosts Crown at 5 p.m. Saturday.

’JACKET JOTTINGS: UWS leads the all-time series 29-24 and the last 11 wins have all been by double-digits. … St. Scholastica’s last win came at The Reif in January of 2011. … UWS is now 44-0 in UMAC play since entering the conference in 2015.

Men’s basketball

Newman finished with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead the Saints (13-7, 9-3).

Collin Anderson (15 points), Nate Weets (14), Sam Thompson (11) and Dylan Zimmerman (10) also scored in double figures for St. Scholastica.

Vid Milenkovic had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Yellowjackets (5-16, 3-9), while Colton Williams had 16 points and Shaq Coleman and Montroy Scott chipped in 15 points apiece.

St. Scholastica held a 49-36 halftime lead before going cold in the second half as UWS rallied, even taking a one-point lead with 2 minutes remaining.

The Saints led by three in the final minute before the Yellowjackets’ Nate Kalien sank a 3-pointer to tie it 79-79 with 23 seconds remaining, setting up Newman’s heroics.

UWS hosts Crown at 3 p.m. Saturday.

’JACKET JOTTINGS: UWS leads the all-time series 34-17, but the Saints have won seven straight over the Yellowjackets, its longest win streak in series history. … Newman scored 22 points, including the first 13 points of the game for CSS in the win earlier this season in Superior.

WIAC Men’s Hockey Standings

Rec. Pts

UW-Eau Claire (14-9) 4-2-0 8

UW-Stevens Point (15-4-2) 3-0-1 7

UW-Stout (5-13-2) 2-2-0 4

UW-Superior (8-11-2) 1-2-1 3

UW-River Falls (6-13-2) 0-4-0 0

WIAC Women’s Hockey Standings

*UW-River Falls (15-4-2) 5-1-1 11

UW-Superior (14-7-1) 3-3-1 7

UW-Eau Claire (12-6-3) 1-3-1 3

UW-Stevens Point (11-7-2) 1-3-1 3

*Clinched at least a share of title.

UMAC Men’s Basketball Standings

St. Scholastica (13-7) 9-3

Bethany Lutheran (13-8) 9-3

Northwestern (10-10) 8-3

Minn. Morris (9-11) 7-4

Crown (10-10) 6-5

Northland (9-11) 5-6

North Central (6-14) 3-9

UW-Superior (5-16) 3-9

Martin Luther (4-17) 2-10

UMAC Women’s Basketball Standings

UW-Superior (17-4) 12-0

Bethany Lutheran (17-4) 10-2

Northwestern (11-9) 7-4

Minn. Morris (8-12) 7-4

St. Scholastica (10-10) 6-6

Crown (9-11) 4-7

North Central (7-12) 3-9

Martin Luther (5-16) 3-9

Northland (2-18) 0-11

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