Friday Sports Blog: UWS wins, Spartans tie in OT
Sports action was hot and heavy Friday night with a number of hockey and basketball games taking place across the Twin Ports. At Wessman Arena, UWS defeated UW-Stevens Point 5-2. Former Yellowjacket Kent Detlefsen scored two goals for the Pointer...
Sports action was hot and heavy Friday night with a number of hockey and basketball games taking place across the Twin Ports.
At Wessman Arena, UWS defeated UW-Stevens Point 5-2.
Former Yellowjacket Kent Detlefsen scored two goals for the Pointers. Detlefsen started the year at UWS before transferring to Point. UWS tied it up when Chris Wilson tipped a shot by Kyle Clement into the net.
Jesse Junkermeier made it 3-1 with a power-play goal on a shot from the blueline.
Former Superior Spartan Bryan Dalbec picked up his first win in goal for the Yellowjackets.
At Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth, St. Scholastica and St. Norbert skated to a 1-1 overtime tie. The Saints, who had a goal called off early in the third period, had a power-play chance with eight seconds remaining in OT.
Despite being outshoot by a huge margin, Michigan Tech defeated the UMD Bulldogs 3-1 in Houghton, Mich. Former Superior Spartan Brett Olson assisted on a power-play goal that tied the game 1-1 early in the third period. Just 23 seconds later Tech scored again for a 2-1 lead, despite being outshoot by a 2-to-1 margin. Olson then sealed the victory with an empty-netter in the final seconds of the game.
St. Cloud State and Alaska-Anchorage skated to a 4-4 tie. SCS forced overtime by scoring with one-tenth of a second remaining in the third period. The score is tied 4-4 heading into OT.
In high school hockey action, the Superior Spartans skated to a 2-2 ties with the Crookston Pirates (6-14-2).
Mitch Kontny and Kellen McCoshen scored on the power play for the Spartans. Chris Bishop assisted on both goals and Kontny helped out on McCoshen's.
Superior won the JV game in Crookston, 2-0.
In prep girls basketball action in Maple, the Bloomer Blackhawks scored at the buzzer to defeat the Northwestern Tigers 46-45.
Anna Morgan gave the Tigers a 45-44 lead with less than 30 seconds remaining. Bloomer missed two scoring chances in the final 10 seconds and Morgan grabbed the rebound, but was tied up, which gave the ball back to Blackhawks. After each team called a time out, Bloomer scored the winning basket on a play under its own basket.
Janigo did her best in keeping the Tigers in the game early with buzzer-beating baskets at the end of the first and second quarters,.
On Saturday, UWS hosts St. Norbert at 4 p.m.; St. Scholastica hosts UW-Stevens Point; and the SHS Spartans play Jamestown, N.D. at 3 p.m. in Crookston.
The biggest game of the day, even though it's not hockey, may be the high school basketball game between Superior and Duluth East at 2:30 p.m. in Duluth.
Michigan Tech 3, UMD 1
UW-Superior 5, UW-Stevens Point 2
St. Norbert 1, St. Scholastica 1, OT
St. Cloud State 4, Alaska-Anchorage 4, OT
UW-River Falls 4, Concordia-Wis. 1
UW-Eau Claire 4, UW-Stevens Point 2
UMD 79, St. Cloud State
Minong Northwood 68, Prairie Farm 39
Bayfield 83, Butternut 46
Clayton 66, Turtle Lake 42
Medford 72, Tomahawk 64
Bloomer 46, Northwestern 45
Amery 43, Osceola 35
Grantsburg 47, Webster 29
Winter 56, Drummond 35
Wisconsin Rapids 55, Rhinelander 34