Mac Reykdal and Vid Milenkovic combined for 41 points and 12 rebounds to lead the University of Wisconsin-Superior men's basketball team to a 75-69 win over Concordia-Moorhead Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
Reykdal scored 21 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists, while Milenkovic poured in 20 and pulled down seven boards.
The Yellowjackets (2-1) also got 16 points, two steals and two assists from Allen Anderson, and Colton Williams finished with nine points.
The Cobbers were led by Tommy Schyma's 25 points. Bryden Urie added 15 points and a team-high five rebounds, and John Reiten had 12 points.
UWS shot 72% from the floor (18-for-25) in the first half to run out to a 43-28 halftime lead and held on down the stretch.
UWS held a slim 29-25 advantage on the glass and turned 12 Cobber turnovers into 13 points.
The win gives the Yellowjackets victories in two of their first three games for the first time since the 2014-15 season.
UWS plays at UW-Eau Claire at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18.
Concordia-Moorhead — Thomas Schyma, 25; Bryden Urie, 15; John Reiten, 12; Jackson Jangula, 6; Jacob Frederickson, 3; Adam Daggett, 5; Camden Arndt, 3. Totals: 26-51, 12-25 69.
3-point goals — Schyma 6, Urie 3, Jangula, Daggett, Arndt.
UWS — Mac Reykal, 21; Vid Milenkovic, 20; Allen Anderson, 16; Colton Williams, 9; Mason Ackley, 7; Eli Vogel, 2. Totals: 28-52, 8-18, 75.
3-point goals — Reykdal 3, Milenkovic 2, Anderson 2, Williams.
Four Augsburg players scored double figures as the Auggies spoiled the home opener for the University of Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team 81-55 on Monday, Nov. 11, at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
Camryn Speese had a team-high 21 points and Tamira McLemore chipped in 17 points, six boards and four assists for Augsburg, which has now won the last two in the series.
The 'Jackets still lead the series 11-7, dating back to 1982.
Eva Reinertsen led the Yellowjackets (0-2) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Emily Carpenter added nine points, seven assists and four steals.
The Yellowjackets will play two games in the Max Ziel Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday in Oswego, N.Y. The ’Jackets open the tournament against Oswego State at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.
Augsburg — Camryn Speese 21, Tamira McLemore 17, Selena Lor 12, Nicole Zielsdorf 11, Aiza Wilson, 9, Arianna Jones 5, Jazmyn Solseth 4, Grace Eastman 2. Totals: 27-67, 11-16, 81.
3-point goals — McLemore 3, Wilson 3, Zielsdorf 3, Solseth 2.
UWS — Eva Reinertsen 17, Emily Carpenter 9, Kaly Kostrova 6, Ellie Leadstrom 5, Marissa Ruiz 4, Pashia Scott 3, Mady Sanders 3, Mackenzie Kmecik 2, Kaelyn Christian 2, Cassandra Tensen 2, Paris Kallevig 2. Totals: 21-55, 3-11, 55.
3-point goals — Reinertsen 3.
UWS had five players named to the All-UMAC teams for the 2019 season.
Junior Cami Sletta earned first-team recognition; senior Brylee Colligan and freshman Yana Carrera claimed second-team honors; while sophomore Hannah Goggleye and freshman Gina Baertsch were honorable-mention selections.
Sletta, a right-side hitter from Willmar, Minn., led the UMAC in kills (424) and was second in kills per set (3.42). She was also tops in the league in points and was second in points per set at 454 and 3.66, respectively. Sletta finished fourth in the league in attack efficiency. She posted a career-high 24 kills in a five-set loss to St. Scholastica Sept. 6, in the Subway Stinger Classic.
Colligan, an outside hitter from Bemidji, Minn., was seventh in the conference in digs (407) and 11th in digs per set (3.18). She was also second on the team in kills with 253 while hitting .169 for the year. Colligan collected a career-high 30 digs against St. Scholastica Sept. 6, and had 10 double-doubles on the season.
The all-UMAC honor is the first of Colligan's career, having been a part of the UMAC Sportsmanship team last season. She is the 'Jackets representative on the sportsmanship team again in 2019.
Carrera, the Yellowjackets’ defensive specialist from North Mankato, Minn., led the team with 409 digs and 4.26 per set, numbers that ranked sixth and seventh in the league, respectively. She recorded double-digit digs in 15 matches, including the final 12 of the season. Her season high of 38 came in a four-set loss against St. Scholastica Oct. 16.
An outside hitter from Calumet, Minn., Goggleye led the conference with a .295 hitting percentage, was 12th in kills (208) and 15th in kills per set (2.08). She was also seventh in the league in block assists (54), total blocks (66) and blocks per set (0.66).
Baertsch, a setter and outside hitter from Farmington, Minn., led team in service aces with 35, the 10th-best mark in the UMAC. She was also second on the team in assists (469), fourth in kills (163) and fifth in blocks (39). Baertsch recorded 10 double-doubles on the season and posted season highs of six aces against Luther Oct. 12, and 32 assists against Concordia-Chicago Nov. 2.