The University of Wisconsin-Superior basketball teams pulled off a UMAC sweep over Crown College on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Wild Athletic Center in St. Bonifacius, Minn., and Dylan Johnson was named the WIAC’s men’s hockey player of the week.
Eva Reinertsen scored 25 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks as UWS pulled away for its 13th straight win over Crown, 67-45.
The double-double was the third of the season for Reinertsen.
Emily Carpenter added 10 points, seven assists and five steals as UWS broke from a 30-29 halftime lead by outscoring Crown 37-16 in the second half.
Shauna Thompson had 13 points and Stevey De La Ossa added 11 to lead the Storm (4-8, 1-4). The teams combined on 52 turnovers, including 33 by Crown.
UWS (8-5, 4-1 UMAC) plays at Martin Luther at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
UWS — Eva Reinertsen 25, Emily Carpenter 10, Ellie Leadstrom 4, Mikayla Koivisto 4, Destiny Haldeman 9, Kaelyn Christian 5, Mackenzie Kmecik 4, Mady Sanders 3, Liberty Blaine 3. Totals: 25-62 12-20 67.
3-point goals (5-23) — Carpenter 2, Reinertsen, Christian, Blaine.
Crown — Shauna Thompson 13, Stevey DeLaOssa 11, Amy Martius 7, Patricia Gibson 6, Katie Archer 6, Thiery Zachary 2. Totals: 17-45 10-16 45.
3-point goals (1-6) — Thompson.
Mac Reykdal had 22 points and Mason Ackley added 20 as UWS stayed unbeaten in UMAC play and defeated Crown for the first time in four tries with a 95-76 victory before a crowd of 198.
For Ackley, a freshman from Superior, it was just a point off his career high. He also had two assists and two rebounds.
Allen Anderson added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Vid Milenkovic had his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Yellowjackets (7-6, 5-0).
The 'Jackets shot 56.7% (34-of-60) for the game, their highest since connecting on 57.1% of their attempts in a 82-73 win over Luther Nov. 25, 2017. UWS also knocked down 22-of-27 from the free-throw line for an 81.8% clip.
Timothy Wendel had 26 points and nine rebounds to lead Crown (3-9, 2-3).
UWS plays at Martin Luther at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.
UWS — Mac Reykdal 22, Mason Ackley 20, Allen Anderson 16, Vid Milenkovic 15, Joe Kramer 6, Eli Vogel 6, Xavier Patterson 6, Joan Giner 2, Jackson Mittelstadt 2. Totals: 34-60 22-27 95.
3-point goals (5-13) — Reykdal 5.
Crown — Timothy Wendel 26, Zach Skorik 14, Gunnar Ledin 14, Torry Ledin 11, Christian Moore 6, Seth Royston 2, Jay Smith 2, Austin Barton 1. Totals: 26-59 15-21 76.
3-point goals (9-28) — T. Ledin 3, Wendel 2, Skorik 2, G. Ledin 2.
Dylan Johnson has been named the WIAC Kwik Trip Athlete of the Week for men's hockey.
Johnson, a freshman forward from Cloquet, helped the Yellowjackets go 2-0-1 since returning from the holiday break.
After going scoreless in a 2-1 win over Tufts on Dec. 28, Johnson played a pivotal role in the Yellowjackets tying Marian, 4-4, on Dec. 29 in the title game of the Superior Showdown.
Johnson scored the first goal of the game for the Yellowjackets in the final minute of the first period, then scored the game-tying goal on the power play with 37.1 seconds left in regulation to earn the tie. Johnson mixed in an assist for a three-point game.
On Jan. 3, he scored the game-winning goal as the WIAC-leading Yellowjackets downed Northland, 5-2. He also had 14 shots on goal in the three games.
The conference weekly honor is the first of his career and second for UWS this season. Andrew Durham was honored Nov. 12.
The 'Jackets sit atop the WIAC standings with a 5-2 league record and 11 points, three ahead of UW-Eau Claire.
UWS (10-2-1 overall) hosts St. John's on Friday, Jan. 10, and Concordia-Moorhead on Saturday, Jan. 11. Both games begin at 7:05 p.m.