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UWS Roundup: The UWS women’s basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 65-48 win over St. Scholastica Saturday at Reif Gymnasium.

Superior Telegram The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 65-48 win over St. Scholastica Saturday at Reif Gymnasium. The Yellowjackets had their 16-game winning streak stopped Monday agains...

Natasha Singer
UW-Superior’s Natasha Singer (30) stops a first period shot during the Yellowjackets’ 6-1 loss to UW-Stevens Point Friday night at Wessman Arena. The teams also skated to a 2-2 overtime tie Saturday afternoon. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Superior Telegram

 

The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 65-48 win over St. Scholastica Saturday at Reif Gymnasium.

The Yellowjackets had their 16-game winning streak stopped Monday against St. Catherine, then stayed perfect in the UMAC by defeating the Saints for the second time this season.

UWS also defeated St. Scholastica 87-72 Jan. 9 in Superior.

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Hailey Kontny, Sarah Lekson and Allyssa Lindberg scored 12 points apiece for the Yellowjackets (20-3, 14-0), who trailed 32-28 at the break before outscoring St. Scholastica 17-5 in the third quarter and 37-16 overall in the second half.

Danica Schellbach scored 10 points for the Saints (9-14, 6-8).

Bailee Bartunek totaled 12 rebounds - nine offensively - in 19 minutes, and Hadley Skalmoski had 11 in 17 minutes for UWS, which can win the UMAC in its debut season with wins over Northwestern and North Central to close the regular season next weekend.

UWS hosts Northwestern at 7:30 p.m. Friday and North Central at 5 p.m. Saturday.

’JACKET JOTTINGS: UWS has already qualified for the UMAC playoffs and can enter the tournament no lower than the No. 2 seed. The Yellowjackets will host playoff action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 against an opponent to be determined. … All three of UWS’ losses this season have come away from Superior. … UWS leads the all-time series with CSS 25-24. … The Yellowjackets have won seven straight in the series, all by double figures.

 

UW-Superior 65, St. Scholastica 48

UW- Superior (20-3, 14-0 UMAC)

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Sarah Lekson 5-7 2-2 12; Hailey Kontny 4-10 4-5 12; Allyssa Lindberg 4-7 2-2 12; Hadley Skalmoski 3-10 2-4 8; Justine Larson 2-8 2-3 6; Bailee Bartunek 2-6 1-2 5; Allie Nelson 2-9 0-0 4; Brittany Laehn 1-4 0-0 2; Hannah Norlin 1-3 0-0 2; Grace Kennedy 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 25-68 13-18 65.

St. Scholastica (9-14, 6-8 UMAC)

Danica Schellbach 5-11 0-3 10; Holly VanKempen 3-6 2-2 8; Holly Peterson 2-8 3-3 8; Brittani Brennan 3-6 0-0 6; Michala Walther 2-8 0-0 6; Leah Hamm 2-6 0-1 4; Danielle Cieluch 1-1 0-0 3; Emelia Miner 1-4 0-0 3; Kayla Swanson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-52 5-9 48.

UW-Superior................ 13     15      17    20   -     65

St. Scholastica.............. 17     15      5      11   -     48

3-point goals-UWS 2-12 (Lindberg 2-5; Larson 0-1; Nelson 0-5; Laehn 0-1), CSS 5-17 (Walther 2-3; Miner 1-3; Cieluch 1-1; Peterson 1-4; Hamm 0-2; Brennan 0-2; VanKempen 0-1; Schellbach 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-UWS 49 (Bartunek 12), CSS 33 (Schellbach 5; VanKempen 5). Assists-UWS 21 (Nelson 7), CSS 13 (Brennan 4). Total fouls-UWS 13, CSS 14. Technical fouls-None. A-201.

 

Men’s Basketball

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UWS seemed to be on its way to a runaway victory with a 69-49 lead five minutes into the second half.

But that’s when things unraveled for the Yellowjackets as the Saints went on runs of 8-0 and 16-6 to eventually get within 75-72 with 8:02 remaining.

UWS got its lead back to 88-79, but the lead eventually evaporated, and three missed free throws in the final 1:44 were followed by a Saints’ 3-pointer that tied the game at 95-95.

Superior had the last possession, but Nate Kalien’s 3-point attempt missed, sending the game into OT.

The Saints took their first lead of the game with 4:52 left in OT, and they never looked back.

Zach Schradle led UWS with a career-high 36 points. He also had seven assists and four rebounds.

Brian Lindblom added  21 points and 16 rebounds, and Kalien chipped in with 12 points.

Former Superior Spartan Connor Gray also scored six points for the Saints.

UWS hosts Northwestern at 5:30 p.m. Friday and North Central at 3 p.m. Saturday.

’JACKET JOTTINGS: The teams combined to shoot 91 free throws. … The Yellowjackets (11-12, 7-7) lead the all-time series with CSS 34-13. … CSS has won back-to-back games against UWS for the first time since the 2007-08.

 

St. Scholastica 116, UWS 105, OT

UW-Superior (11-12, 7-7 UMAC)

Nate Kalien 5-11 0-0 12, Vid Milenkovic 1-2 2-2 4, Zach Schradle 8-13 18-24 36, Brian Lindblom 7-14 7-8 21, Taylor Mattison 2-2 2-2 8, Montroy Scott 2-7 1-2 5, Cade Stackpool 3-6 0-0 7, Chris Tyler 2-5 0-0 6, Trevor Oswald 1-2 2-2 4, Andreas Preisler 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 31-63 34-42 105.

St. Scholastica (16-7, 11-3 UMAC)

Andrew Laughlin 3-7 1-2 7, Zach Dahlman 3-8 4-5 10, Brandon Newman 4-11 6-11 15, Julius Johnson 6-9 5-5 17, Joe Stark 3-8 14-16 22, Kory Deadrick 1-4 1-2 3, Nate Weets 0-3 3-4 3, Marc Peterson 2-4 0-0 6, Jake Naslund 10-13 4-4 27, Connor Gray 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 35-71 38-49 116.

UW-Superior........................ 51    44   10   -    105

St. Scholastica...................... 39    56   21   -    116

3-point goals - UWS 9-22 (Kalien 2-7, Schradle 2-4, Mattison 2-2, Scott 0-3, Stackpool 1-1, Tyler 2-5); CSS 8-19 (Dahlman 0-2, Newman 1-3, Stark 2-4, Deadrick 0-1, Weets 0-2, Peterson 2-2, Gray 3-5). Fouled out-UWS-Mattison; Schradle; Scott; Milenkovic, CSS-Laughlin; Stark. Rebounds-UWS 36 (Lindblom 16), CSS 42 (Deadrick 6; Newman 6; Naslund 6; Dahlman 6). Assists-UWS 18 (Schradle 7), CSS 13 (Johnson 3; Newman 3). Total fouls-UWS 32, CSS 26. Technical fouls-CSS-TEAM. A-752.

 

Women’s hockey

After suffering a 6-1 loss to UW-Stevens Point Friday night, UWS and the Pointers skated to a 2-2 overtime tie Saturday afternoon. Both games were played at Wessman Arena.

Emily Heid scored her fourth goal of the season to account for Superior’s only goal on Friday and Karen Larson and Lexie Weiss scored for the Yellowjackets Saturday.

Larson’s seventh goal of the year tied the game 1-1 early in the second period and Weiss’ third goal gave UWS a 2-1 lead 6:10 into the third.

Things got a little crazy after that starting when Superior’s Kelly Cockerill was called for hooking with 1:57 remaining.

Point pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 advantage and 52 seconds later Pamela McLeod was whistled for roughing, forcing UWS to play the final 1:05 of regulation with only three skaters.

Seconds after the McLeod penalty, Point tied the game at 2-2 when Emily Lester had her shot blocked, Hailey Rock got the loose puck and fed the puck back to Lester, who tied the game with 37 seconds remaining.

UWS still had to skate final seconds of the third period shorthanded, then just as the third period expired, Lynne Larson was whistled for roughing, to put the Yellowjackets on the penalty kill for the first two minutes of overtime.

The Yellowjacket managed to kill off the penalties and Kim Kobar stopped four shots in overtime to help secure the tie.

Lisa Fowle had 24 saves for Point, including 13 in the first period. Kobar finished with 33 saves for UWS.

 

Friday’s Game

UW-Stevens Point..................... 1     4     1     -    6

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

First Period - 1. UWSP, Lauren Smith 4 (Hailey Rock 6), 14:41. 2. UWS, Emily Heid 4 (Maggie Cragg 6), 17:00.

Second Period - 3. UWSP, Shauna Bollinger 4, 4:00. 4. UWSP, Rachel Reynard 5 (Meredith Ingbretson 4, Cara Lemirande 7), 4:46. 5. UWSP, Maddie Schlossmacher 2 (Ellie Punnett 10), 6:26. 6. UWSP, Lemirande 9 (Alie Biagini 6), 16:20 (pp).

Third Period - 7. UWSP, Emily Lester 11 (Reynard 7), 3:09.

Saves - Sydney Conley, UWSP, 11-5-8-24. Natasha Singer, UWS, 10-16-x-26. Kim Kobar, UWS, x-x-9-9.

 

Saturday’s Game

UW-Stevens Point............... 1     0     1      0     -    2

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

First Period - 1. UWSP, Ali Biagini 5, 6:58.

Second Period - 2. UWS, Karen Larson 7 (Lynne Larson 6, Pamela McLeod 2), 5:45 (pp).

Third Period - 3. UWS, Lexie Weiss 3 (Emily Heid 8, K. Larson 10), 6:10. 4. UWSP, Emily Lester 12 (Hailey Rock 7), 19:23 (6-on-5).

Saves - Lisa Fowle, UWSP, 13-5-6-0-24. Kim Kobar, UWS, 11-8-10-4-33.

 

Men’s Hockey

UWS wrapped up its regular season with a 9-2 loss to UW-Eau Claire Friday night before a crowd of 1,032 at the Hobbs Ice Center in Eau Claire.

Jordan Neduzak and Anton Svensson scored unassisted goals for the Yellowjackets ((8-14-3 overall, 2-5-1 WIAC).

Despite the loss, the Yellowjackets remained in fourth place when UW-Stevens Point defeated UW-Stout, meaning UWS will host Stout in the first round of the WIAC playoffs Friday and Saturday at Wessman Arena.

Both games this weekend begin at 7:05 p.m. and may be heard locally on KUWS 91.3 FM beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.

 

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

UW-Eau Clare.......................... 2     3     4     -     9

First Period - 1. UWS, Jordan Neduzak, 2:26. 2. UWEC, Adam Knochenmus (Garret Clemment, Patrick Moore), 5:27. 3. Clemment (Moore, Jeffrey Pauluk), 13:42 (pp).

Second Period - 4. Knochenmus (Moore, Lucas Kohls), 12:26. 5. UWEC, Colton Wolter (Jacob Wolter), 15:09 (sh). 6. UWEC, Jake Hopfner (Preston Hodge, Todd Koritzinsky), 17:57 (pp). 7. UWS, Anton Svensson, 18:32.

Third Period - 8. UWEC, Knochenmus (Moore, Tyler Hart), 1:37. 9. UWEC, David Henry (Clemment, Brandon Wahlin), 5:08. 10. UWEC, Jesse Tredinnick (Jake Hopfner), 11:05. 11. UWEC, Wolter (Joe Schmitz, Koritzinsky), 18:08.

Saves - Bryce Fink, UWS, 6-6-x-12. Ethan Wood, UWS, x-2-6-8. Tyler Green, UWEC, 8-10-9-27.

 

Track

The Scholastica men’s team set three program records and the women’s team set one on Saturday at the Yellowjacket Open, hosted by Wisconsin-Superior.

UWS swept the mile titles at its own Yellowjacket Open Saturday in the Lydia Theiring Fieldhouse in the Toby Marcovich Wellness Center with Jackson Lindquist edging teammate Charles Corbett to win the men’s race in 4:21.61, and Kelli Praska taking the women’s title in 5:11.47.

Also for UWS, Svenja Ruehl won the long jump (18 feet, 3 inches); Kyle Wilkerson, Joseph Olinger, Alex Dzikonski and Alexander Fathie won the 4x200 relay (1:35.67); and Thomas Undenberg won the shot put (52-5.5).

NOTE: Former Northwestern Tiger Mike Naumann finished second in the 200-meter hurdles for St. Scholastica with a time of 25.26 seconds.

 

UMAC - Men’s Basketball

Northwestern (20-3)....................................... 12-2

St. Scholastica (16-7)......................................... 11-3

North Central (12-12)...................................... 9-5

Minnesota-Morris (11-12)................................. 8-6

UW-Superior (11-12)......................................... 7-7

Northland (9-15)............................................ 7-9

Bethany Lutheran (8-15).................................. 6-8

Crown (4-18)................................................ 3-11

Martin Luther (1-21)........................................ 1-12

Saturday, Feb. 13

St. Scholastica 116, UWS 105, OT

Northwestern 74, Bethany Lutheran 63

Finlandia 73, Minn.-Morris 68

Crown 90, Northland 88, OT

North Central 94, Martin Luther 75

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Crown at Crossroads College, 7 p.m.

 

UMAC - Women’s Basketball

UW-Superior (20-3)........................................ 14-0

Northwestern (19-4)....................................... 13-1

Bethany Lutheran (13-10)................................. 9-5

Minnesota-Morris (12-11)................................. 7-7

Martin Luther (11-12)...................................... 6-8

St. Scholastica (9-14)..................................... 6-8

Northland (10-12)........................................... 6-10

North Central (6-16)........................................ 2-12

Crown (4-19) 1-13

Saturday, Feb. 13

UW-Superior 65, St. Scholastica 48

Minn.-Morris 83, Finlandia 70

North Central 82, Martin Luther 75

Northland 66, Crown 58

Northwestern 68, Bethany Lutheran 65

 

WIAC - Men

                                                   W-L-T        Pts.

*UW-Eau Claire (15-5-5)................... 5-2-1         11

*UW-River Falls (15-6-4)................... 5-2-1         11

UW-Stevens Point (19-5-1)............... 5-3-0         10

UW-Superior (8-14-3)...................... 2-5-1          5

UW-Stout (9-11-5).......................... 1-6-1          3

Thursday, Feb. 1

UW-Superior 2, UW-River Falls 2, OT

Friday, Feb. 12

UW-Eau Claire 9, UW-Superior 2

UW-Stevens Point 5, UW-Stout 2

Saturday, Feb. 13

UW-Eau Claire 2, UW-Stevens Point 1

UW-River Falls 4, UW-Stout 0

 

WIAC Playoffs

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20

UW-Stout at UW-Superior, 7:05 p.m.

 

WIAC – Women’s Hockey

*UW-River Falls (17-5-1)................... 8-3-0         16

UW-Stevens Point (14-7-3)............... 6-3-3         15

UW-Superior (9-9-5)........................... 3-6-3          9

UW-Eau Claire (9-11-4).................... 2-7-2          6

Friday, Feb. 12

UW-Stevens Point 6, UW-Superior 1

Saturday, Feb. 13

UW-Stevens Point 2, UW-Superior 2, OT

UW-River Falls 3, UW-Eau Claire 2

Tuesday, Feb. 16

St. Thomas at UW-Superior, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

UW-River Falls at St. Scholastica, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20

UW-River Falls at UW-Eau Claire, 2 p.m.

Conc. (Wis.) at UW-Stevens Point, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Finlandia at UW-Superior, 11 a.m.

WIAC Playoffs

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 26-27

UW-Eau Claire at UW-River Falls

UW-Superior at UW-Stevens Point

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