'JACKET ROUND-UP: Two UWS athletes pick up honors

Superior Telegram The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team had its 16-game winning streak snapped with a 77-72 loss to St. Catherine Monday night in St. Paul. Hailey Kontny led the Yellowjackets with 21 points. Allie Nelson ad...

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team had its 16-game winning streak snapped with a 77-72 loss to St. Catherine Monday night in St. Paul.

Hailey Kontny led the Yellowjackets with 21 points. Allie Nelson added 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and Justine Larson chipped in with 11 points.

St. Catherine’s LaShay Holt led all scorers with 22 points, plus 12 rebounds.


St. Kate’s improves to 10-11 on the season.

UWS trailed by 12 points three times in the first quarter and by 17 points with 35 seconds left in the first half.

A 15-0 run by UWS, ending with a Grace Kennedy jumper, tied the game at 48-48 with 2:04 left in the third quarter.

After two free throws by St. Kate’s, the Yellowjackets took their first lead of the game, 48-47, on a 3-pointer by Nelson.

The game was tied three more times and the lead changed three times until St. Kate’s took a 57-55 lead on a Holt layup with 8:24 remaining.

UWS eventually tied the game again, 69-69, on two free throws by Nelson with 1:55 remaining, but St. Kate’s took the lead for good on Shauna Horsch’s 3-pointer 16 seconds later.

The Yellowjackets (19-3 overall, 13-0 UMAC) can clinch at least a share of the UMAC regular-season title with a victory over St. Scholastica at 5 p.m. Saturday.

’JACKET JOTTINGS: UWS qualified for the UMAC playoffs and can enter the tournament no lower than the No. 2 seed. The Yellowjackets will host a playoff game on Wednesday, Feb. 24. … All three of UWS’ losses this season have been on the road. … UWS ranks fifth in NCAA Division III in rebounding margin. … The all-time series between UWS and CSS is tied at 24-24. … The Yellowjackets defeated the Saints 87-72 in January UWS and have won six straight in the series, all by double figures.



St. Catherine Univ. 77, UW-Superior 72

UW-Superior (19-3, 13-0 UMAC)

Hailey Kontny 6-16 8-8 21; Allie Nelson 3-9 6-6 13; Justine Larson 4-12 3-3 11; Sarah Lekson 2-8 2-2 6; Allyssa Lindberg 1-5 2-2 5; Grace Kennedy 2-2 0-0 4; Brittany Laehn 2-3 0-0 4; Hadley Skalmoski 2-8 0-0 4; Hannah Norlin 1-4 0-0 2; Bailee Bartunek 1-2 0-0 2; Jade Tucker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-69 21-21 72.

St. Catherine (10-11, 4-10 MIAC)

LaShay Holt 6-17 9-10 22; Mari Lee 5-6 3-4 15; Audra Clark 4-11 4-8 13; Shauna Horsch 4-8 0-0 11; Alexis Garcia 2-4 1-2 6; Kennedy Jennings 2-7 2-2 6; Meg Clark 0-3 4-4 4. Totals 23-56 23-30 77.

UW-Superior................ 14      10      29     19   -    72

St. Catherine................ 24      15      14     24   -    77


3-point goals-UWS 3-13 (Nelson 1-2; Lindberg 1-3; Kontny 1-6; Larson 0-2), SCU 8-20 (Horsch 3-6; Lee 2-3; Holt 1-4; Garcia 1-2; Clark 1-2; Clark 0-3). Fouled out-UWS-None, SCU-Jennings. Rebounds-UWS 46 (Nelson 9), SCU 37 (Holt 12). Assists-UWS 12 (Nelson 4), SCU 16 (Clark 4; Clark 4; Holt 4). Total fouls-UWS 24, SCU 21. Technical fouls-None.


Nearing milestone

Zach Schradle needs just 57 points to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career with the men’s basketball team.

The junior has scored 466 points this season, just 11 points shy of his combined total for his first two years.

UWS plays at St. Scholastica at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Saints have won 11 straight home games dating back to last season, which is tied for the longest such streak in program streak. CSS, which is 8-0 at home this season, last won 11 straight games during the 2008-09 season when it captured the UMAC regular season and tournament championships.

The Yellowjackets (11-11, 7-6) lead the all-time series with CSS 34-12.

The Saints won their first game in Superior since December of 2007 with a 67-55 victory on Jan. 9. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak to the Yellowjackets.

CSS has not won back-to-back games against UWS since the 2007-08 season.


Men’s hockey

Lukas Denk’s first goal of the season for UWS at 6:18 of the third period was the final goal in a 2-2 overtime tie between the Yellowjackets and UW-River Falls Tuesday night before a crowd of 158.

Terry Leabo and Christian George scored power-play goals for the Falcons (14-6-4, 4-2-1 WIAC). Leabo’s tally came on a power play just 38 seconds into the game.

Jordan Neduzak’s ninth goal tied the game at 1-1 for the Yellowjackets (8-13-3, 2-4-1).

Bryce Fink stopped 32 shots as the UWS and Tanner Milliron made 31 saves for River Falls.

UWS wraps up its regular season at 7 p.m. Saturday at UW-Eau Claire.

’JACKET JOTTINGS: Playing for River Falls were Superior’s Mitch Kontny and Lake Nebagamon’s Ryan Gotelaere. Kontny and UWS’s Daniel Litchke were teammates with the Superior Spartans, while Gotelaere played high school hockey at Duluth Marshall.


UW-River Falls................. 1      0       1       0    -   2

UW-Superior................... 1      0       1       0    -   2

First Period - 1. UWRF, Terry Leabo 2 (Taylor Burden 8, Zach Schrotenboer 5), 0:38 (pp). 2. UWS, Jordan Neduzak 9 (Anton Svensson 11, Eric Shand 6), 9:20.

Third Period - 3. UWRF, Christian George 7, 3:49 (pp). 4. UWS, Lukas Denk 1 (Jared Dedenback 1, Reed Murray 3), 6:18.

Saves - Tanner Milliron, UWRF, 8-10-8-5-31. Bryce Fink, UWS, 13-9-9-1-32.


Brown honored

UWS women’s goaltender Sky Brown has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference athlete of the week.

Brown’s honor comes one week after teammate Mikayla Goodin earned the award with a two-goal game on the road at UW-River Falls.

Brown, a sophomore from Lenore, Manitoba, is the fifth Yellowjacket to be honored this season.

In addition to Brown and Goodin, Lynne Larson (Jan. 26) and Natasha Singer (Nov. 24, Dec. 1) have earned conference honors.

Brown’s honor comes after she stopped 40 shots in a 2-1 loss to River Falls Saturday at Wessman Arena. Her total included 19 saves in the first period.

The Yellowjackets (9-8-4, 3-5-2 WIAC) host UW-Stevens Point at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.


Ruehl honored again

For the second week in a row sophomore Svenja Ruehl (Kirchuers, Germany) has been named the UMAC Athlete of the Week in women’s track and field.

Ruehl earned the honor after breaking her own school record in the 60-meter hurdles at Saturday’s Lake Superior Challenge at St. Scholastica.

She shaved .12 seconds off her previous best and crossed the line with a time of 9.40 seconds, which was good enough for third place and ranked her behind a pair of NCAA Division II runners.

Ruehl also won the long jump with a new personal best leap of 5.46 meters (17 feet, 11 inches). Ruehl’s mark ranks her No. 17 in the nation. The top 20 in the nation qualify for the national meet.

UWS hosts the Yellowjacket Open at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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