The University of Wisconsin-Superior basketball teams pulled off a UMAC doubleheader sweep at Minnesota Morris on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The UWS track teams were also in action, and the women’s tennis team opened its season against Minnesota Duluth.
Vid Milenkovic scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as the Yellowjackets erased a two-point halftime deficit to defeat the Cougars 64-59 at Jim Gremmels Court in Morris, Minn.
Milenkovic, a senior forward from Zurich, Switzerland, also hauled in 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season, and collected three assists before fouling out with 1:06 remaining.
James Pendleton made two free throws to pull Morris within two points at 59-57, but UWS senior guard Mac Reykdal helped ice it by nailing a 3-pointer with 25 seconds remaining.
Eli Vogel added 12 points and Reykdal finished with 11 points as the Yellowjackets (13-7 overall, 10-1 UMAC) won their third straight.
Dillon Haider had 17 points off the bench to lead the Cougars (6-13, 2-8).
The 'Jackets host North Central at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Feb. 8, at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
UWS — Vid Milenkovic 24, Eli Vogel 12, Mac Reykdal 11, Allen Anderson 8, Mason Ackley 6, Joe Kramer 3. Totals: 23-58 11-14 64.
3-point goals (7-20) — Vogel 2, Reykdal 2, Milenkovic, Ackley, Kramer.
Minn. Morris — Dillon Haider 17, Jaret Johnson 10, James Pendleton 9, Nick Peterson 5, Kenneth Riley 4, Trent Jerome 2, Ian Carlin 6, Corbyn Alexander 3, Zach Bubany 3. Totals: 20-50 13-18 59.
3-point goals (6-20) — Johnson 2, Haider 2, Pendleton, Peterson.
Eva Reinertsen scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead UWS to a 70-61 win over the Cougars at Jim Gremmels Court in Morris, Minn.
Along with Reinertsen’s eighth double-double of the season, Emily Carpenter and Marissa Ruiz added 15 and 14 points, respectively, to help the Yellowjackets complete a regular-season sweep of the Cougars.
Reinertsen finished 10-for-19 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.
Abby Van Kempen had 20 points and Mia Wassink had 19 points to lead the Cougars (10-9, 5-5), who shot just 29.9 percent from the field and 15 percent (3-for-20) from 3-point range.
UWS (13-6 overall, 9-2 UMAC) plays at UW-Eau Claire at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, then hosts North Central at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
UWS — Eva Reinertsen 26, Emily Carpenter 15, Marissa Ruiz 14, Mikayla Koivisto 3, Ellie Leadstrom 2, Mackenzie Kmecik 4, Mady Sanders 3, Kaelyn Christian 2, Destiny Haldeman 1. Totals: 24-59 13-15 70.
3-point goals (9-20) — Ruiz 4, Carpenter 3, Reinertsen, Koivisto.
Minn. Morris — Abby VanKempen 20, Mia Wassink 19. Jadyn Sondrol 14, Lexus Eagle Chasing 2, Haley Wollschlager 2, Maddie Fenske 2, Jay Kwateh 2, Ella VanKempen 2. Totals: 20-26 20-28 63.
3-point goals (3-20) — Sondrol 2, A. VanKempen.
C.J. Pillath won the weight throw with a toss of 18.07 meters to pace UWS at UW-Stout’s Warren Bowlus Open on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Pillath topped a field of 31, with Minnesota Duluth’s Zach Skelton finishing second.
Pillath also finished sixth in the shot put.
Also for UWS, Eddie Carlson was third in the mile, and teammate Tyler Finger was sixth; Lennon Shimon was 10th in the 200 meters, followed by Michael Knaack (Northwestern) and Steven Pearson (Superior), who were 13th and 16th, respectively.
LeAnn Torgerson led UWS by finishing eighth in the 200-meter dash Saturday at UW-Stout.
Also for UWS, Via Prince was 14th in the 400 meters; Kasha Hughlett (Northwestern) and Alexa Johnson were 21st and 23rd, respectively in the shot put; and Hughlett was 20th in the weight throw.
UWS is at St. Scholastica on Saturday, Feb. 8, for the Lake Superior Challenge at Burns Wellness Commons.
UWS opened the 2020 season Saturday with an 8-1 loss to Minnesota Duluth Saturday, Feb. 1, at Lydia Thering Fieldhouse.
The Yellowjackets' only point of the day came from Ashland’s Alison Tollas, who won her No. 2 singles match over UMD's Elsa Erikson, 6-3, 6-3.
The 'Jackets are at St. Mary’s at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Feb. 8.