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Lady 'Jackets back in win column

(Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com) University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Emily Carpenter (14), Morgan Anderson (12) and Eva Reinertsen (23) celebrate as they pick up Ellie Leadstrom (20) after Leadstrom was fouled and made her shot in the second half of the Yellowjackets win over Northwestern at the Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium in Superior on Wednesday Jan. 9.1 / 6
(Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com) University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Eva Reinertsen (23) shoots over Northwestern’s Amy Berglund (24) in the first half of the Yellowjackets win at the Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium in Superior on Wednesday Jan. 9.2 / 6
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NOTE: This story will be updated.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team rebounded from its first-ever Upper Midwest Athletic Conference loss with a 71-61 win over the Northwestern Eagles Wednesday, Jan, 9, at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium.

The Yellowjackets (13-2, 6-1 UMAC) saw their 53-game win streak come to an end with a 72-60 loss to Bethany Lutheran Saturday, Jan. 5, in Mankato, Minn.

Eva Reinertsen played a big role in UWS starting a new winning streak. With leading scorer Hannah Norlin limited to nine points over 21 minutes because of foul trouble, the junior from Duluth registered game-highs with 25 points and 11 rebounds. She also had three steals, was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line and was 3-of-6 on 3-pointers.

Emily Carpenter was next with 11 points and five assists, and Taylor Kane had seven points and 10 rebounds.

The Eagles (7-8, 4-2) had four players score in double figures, Kelsea Lund (14), Amy Berglund (13), Brooklyn DeKam (13) and Rio Landers (11).

The game started out close with five lead changes in a first quarter that ended with Northwestern leading 12-11.

Six points by Reinertsen helped UWS open up a 21-14 second-quarter lead, but the Eagles answered with a 10-1 run for a 24-22 lead.

A basket by Katie White and a 3-pointer by Reinertsen put UWS back ahead 27-24, but the half ended in a 27-27 tie on a 3-pointer by DeKam.

UWS trailed by three points twice early in the third quarter, including 35-32.

After ties a 36 and 38, Reinertsen scored eight of the next 10 points giving UWS a 46-40 lead.

The teams traded baskets the rest of the quarter until UWS took a 48-42 lead into the fourth quarter.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Carpenter and Reinertsen gave the Yellowjackets a 62-52 lead with four minutes remaining.

Northwestern managed to cut the deficit to 64-59, but UWS sealed the victory with Sydney Franks’ 3-pointer and four free throws during the final 41 seconds.

Northwestern 11-15-17-17--61

UW-Superior 11-16-21-23--71

Northwestern -- Jordan Sauve 2, Kelsea Lund 14, Amy Berglund 13, Rio Landers 11, Miranda Crenshaw 8, Brooklyn DeKam 13. Totals: 24 7-9 61

3-point goals -- Lund 4, Berglund, DeKam.

UW-Superior -- Taylor Kane 7, Emily Carpenter 11, Ellie Leadstrom 6 Eva Reinertsen 25, Hannah Norlin 9, Sydney Franks 3, Mackenzie Kmecik 2 Mogan Anderson 4, Katie White 4. Totals: 22 22-27 71.

3-point goals -- Reinertsen 3, Carpenter, Franks.