UWS ROUND-UP: 'Jacket women win fifth straight UMAC contest

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team won its fifth straight Upper Midwest Athletic Conference contest with a 62-49 victory over Crown College Wednesday at St. Bonifacius, Minn.

The win, which comes on the heels of a pair of losses at the Wartburg Tournament, gives the Yellowjackets records of 9-4 overall and 5-0 in the UMAC.

Former Superior Spartan Hailey Kontny was just 2-of-11 shooting from the floor but made 11-of-14 free throws to finish with a team-high 15 points and help UWS win its 37th consecutive conference game. She also had a team-high nine rebounds.

Kontny is closing on the 1,000-point mark for her career and currently has 973 points, which ranks 11th all-time in Yellowjacket women’s basketball history.

Hannah Norlin added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Yellowjackets, while Desiree Davis led all scorers with 18 points, six assists and five rebounds for Crown (5-7, 1-3).

The ’Jackets had 51 rebounds in the game, including 20 on the offensive end.

UWS hosts Bethany Lutheran at  5 p.m. Saturday.

 

UW-Superior

Hailey Kontny 2-11 11-14 15; Hannah Norlin 4-10 5-7 13; Jade Tucker 4-6 0-0 8; Emily Carpenter 2-4 1-2 7; Eva Reinertsen 2-7 1-2 6; Amelia Leger 1-7 2-2 5; Brittany Laehn 1-5 2-2 4; Justine Larson 1-4 0-0 2; Taylor Kane 1-4 0-5 2; Ellie Leadstrom 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-60 22-34 62.

Crown College

Desiree Davis 8-22 2-3 18; Kayla Carter 3-8 2-4 9; Madison Stricklin 3-5 0-0 6; Patricia Gibson 1-6 2-3 4; Andrea Besa 1-6 1-2 3; Brooke Honeck 1-1 0-0 3; Damonyka Roberts 1-3 0-0 2; Stevey De La Ossa 0-6 2-2 2; Rose Crowns 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 19-59 9-14 49.

UW-Superior............ 19     17    15     11    —    62

Crown..................... 12     12    10     15    —    49

3-point goals—UWS 4-13 (Carpenter 2-4; Leger 1-3; Reinertsen 1-5; Kontny 0-1), Crown 2-11 (Honeck 1-1; Carter 1-3; Besa 0-1; Davis 0-6). Fouled out—UWS-Larson, Crown-Stricklin. Rebounds—UWS 51 (Kontny 9), Crown 39. Assists—UWS 12 (Leger 3; Carpenter 3), Crown 13. Total fouls—UWS 20, Crown 23. Technical fouls—UWS-TEAM, Crown-Desiree Davis. A-112.

Men’s basketball

The Yellowjackets led 36-35 at halftime, but the Crown Storm fired back in the second half to take the UMAC contest with a 77-69 victory Wednesday night in St. Bonifacius, Minn.

Austin VanDerHeyden had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Crown College (6-6, 2-2 UMAC).

Vid Milenkovic had 21 points and six rebounds, while Shaq Coleman of Duluth added 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead UWS (3-11, 1-4).

UWS hosts Bethany Lutheran at 3 p.m. Saturday.

UW-Superior.................. 36     33        —        69

Crown College............... 35     42        —        77

UW- Superior

Vid Milenkovic 7-12 2-2 21; Shaq Coleman 7-13 4-5 19; Mac Reykdal 3-7 0-0 9; Trevor Paulus 2-3 0-0 6; Colton Williams 2-6 0-1 5; Montroy Scott 2-4 0-0 4; Nate Kalien 1-4 0-0 3; Andrew McGill 1-3 0-0 2; Joseph Kramer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-53 6-8 69.

Crown College

Austin VanDerHeyden 8-11 2-2 20; Timothy Wendel 5-11 2-3 14; Trey Peace 6-8 0-0 14; Josh Volness 1-8 7-7 10; Christian Moore 4-13 0-0 9; Kole Jusczak 3-7 1-2 8; Keegan Oyugi 0-0 1-1 1; Logan Strand 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 27-59 14-17 77.

Ecklund honored

After scoring two goals and earning all-tournament team honors in the inaugural Superior Showdown last week, Ian Ecklund was selected as the WIAC Men’s Hockey Athlete of the Week.

The senior forward from Twig was responsible for two of the three goals UWS scored, helping them to second place in the tournament.

Ecklund has a team-high 12 goals on the season, to go along with three assists.

The Yellowjackets host St. Mary’s (Minn.) at 7:05 p.m. today.

Cause Games

UWS will once again be hosting cause games — including Saturday when the men’s and women’s basketball teams host Bethany Lutheran.

The teams will be wearing the blue “We Are Superior” shirts during their warm-ups and proceeds from all apparel and ticket sales for the two games will go toward youth sports organizations in Superior.