The University of Wisconsin-Superior basketball teams enjoyed mixed success against Crown College on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium.
The Yellowjacket women began the evening with an 83-46 win, while the UWS men fell 83-70 in the nightcap.
UWS won its 10th straight game while improving to 12-1 overall and 5-0 in the UMAC.
Eva Reinertsen tied for a game-high-13 points while Marissa Ruiz and Katie White added 10 apiece off the bench for UWS.
The Yellowjackets' defense forced 28 Crown turnovers, limited the Storm just 38.1 percent from the field and single-digit points in the first and third quarters.
Superior also outrebounded Crown, 40-28, behind a game-high 11 from Hannah Norlin. Emily Carpenter led the ‘Jackets with five of the team's 17 assists.
Shauna Thompson led Crown (2-10, 0-4) with 13 points.
UWS plays Bethany Lutheran at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in Mankato, Minn.
Crown - Shauna Thompson 13, Damonyka Roberts 8, Patricia Gibson 6, Brooke Honeck 4, Marissa Ruf 5, Katie Archer 4, Elizabeth Gross 2, Thiery Zachery 2, Charity Tevis 2. Totals: 16 12-23 46.
3-point goals - Thompson, Honeck.
UWS - Evan Reinertsen 13, Emily Carpenter 9, Hannah Norlin 8, Ellie Leadstrom 8, Taylor Kane 4, Marissa Ruiz 10, Katie White 10, Kaly Kostrova 7, Linnea Bollum 4, Morgan Anderson 2, Mackenzie Kmecik 2, Sydney Franks 2, Mikayla Koivisto 2, Brianna McGrath 2. Totals: 31 11-14 83.
3-point goals - Carpenter 3, Ruiz 3, Kostrova 2, Reinertsen, White.
The Yellowjackets held the Storm below their season average of 94 points a game, but they couldn’t contain Timothy Wendel, who finished with a game-high 31 points, including 13-of-14 from the free-throw line, 16 rebounds and two blocked shots.
Montroy Scott led UWS with 22 points despite fouling out with 5.25 remaining.
Scott also reached the 1,000-point milestone with a pair of free throws with 12:39 remaining in the first half.
Mac Reykdal and Andrew McGill added the Superior’s point total with 16 and 14 points, respectively.
UWS started strong, scoring the first six points and eventually taking a pair of eight-point leads (14-6 and 16-8).
Crown eventually found its range with a 7-1 run and took its first lead of the game at 27-26 with 5:19 left in the half.
The game then saw ties at 29, 33 and 35 until two Nick Ackerman free throws gave UWS at 37-35 lead at the intermission.
Crown tied it right away in the second half and Reykdal’s 3-pointer gave the lead back to UWS, 40-39.
But that would be the last time the Yellowjackets would hold the lead as Crown opened up a double-digit lead, including 12 points three times.
Crowns’ largest lead of 13 points came with the final score of the game (83-70).
The Storm also won the rebound battle 49-30, which included 18 offensive boards.
UWS plays Bethany Lutheran at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in Mankato, Minn.
Crown 35 48 - 83
UW-Superior 37 33 - 70
Crown - Timothy Wendel 31, Gunnar Ledin 14, Kole Jusczak 10, Keegan Oyugi 6, Christian Moore 4, Torry Ledin 12, D'Andre Caster 4, Logan Strand 2. Totals: 27 23-27 83.
3-point goals - Ledin 2, Jusczak 2, Ledin 2.
UWS - Montroy Scott 22, Mac Reykdal 16, Andrew McGill 14, Nick Ackerman 2, John Pioro 6, Lucas LaMue 6, Da'Koi Hines 4. Totals: 26 8-10 70.
3-point goals - Scott 4, Reykdal 2, Pioro 2, LaMue 2.
Norlin, a senior forward from Litchfield, Minn., has been named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for the second time this season.
Norlin averaged 26.5 points and 10 rebounds per game, helping the Lady Yellowjackets to a 2-0 weekend in the inaugural Superior Shootout Holiday Classic with wins over Concordia (Minn.) and previously unbeaten UW-Stout.
She scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds Saturday against the Cobbers and followed it with a career-high 32 points and 10 boards against the Blue Devils for her sixth double-double of the season.
Reinertsen, a junior from Duluth, has been named UMAC Player of the Week.
She averaged 19.5 points and eight rebounds per game, helping the Yellowjackets to a 2-0 weekend in the Superior Shootout, scoring 14 points with seven rebounds and four assists against the Cobbers and a career-high 25 points with nine boards against the Blue Devils.
The conference weekly honor is the first of Reinertsen's career.