WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: A 50-point second half lifts Wisconsin over Indiana
There was a mild upset last night in the first round of the W-I-A-C women's basketball tournament. Fifth-seeded U-W Superior won at Stout, 86-to-81. Sally Linzmeier had 32 points, seven rebounds, and four steals for the Yellow-jackets. In the other first-round game, third-seeded Stevens Point eliminated Platteville at home, 77-to-61. Five Pointers scored in double figures, led by Alyssa Olp with 18. In tomorrow night's semi-finals, Stevens Point will play at second-seeded Oshkosh. And Superior will travel to Number-One Whitewater. The tournament title game will be on Saturday. The W-I-A-C men's tournament begins tonight with a pair of opening round contests. Third-seeded La Crosse hosts Oshkosh, and Number-four Platteville entertains Stout._____________________
Wisconsin Lutheran won its 22nd straight women's basketball game last night. The top-seeded Warriors advanced to the championship game of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference tournament with a 72-to-55 win over Madison Edgewood. Kristen Schulz had 19 points and 16 rebounds for Wisconsin Lutheran, which will host third-seeded Alverno in the tournament title game on Saturday. Alverno upset second-seeded Concordia-Wisconsin 74-to-64 in overtime. Jamie Hoernke scored 25 for Alverno. The N-A-C-C men's tournament resumes tonight with the semi-finals. Top-seeded Marian hosts Aurora. Third-seeded Lakeland is at home against Number-seven Madison Edgewood.______________________
There will be a new champion in the W-I-A-A girls' state high school hockey tournament. Defending titlist Hayward lost in last night's sectionals, 3-to-nothing to River Falls. All three remaining Number-One seeds survived -- Green Bay East, D-C Everest, and Onalaska. Eight teams remain in one division for the girls' sectional finals on Friday and Saturday. In the boys' hockey sectionals, top-seeds Hudson and Wisconsin Rapids lost last night. Defending champion Eau Claire Memorial is still alive, after an 8-to-1 victory over Hayward. Five of the eight Number-One seeds are still competing -- Memorial, Green Bay Notre Dame, Verona, Wausau West, and Waukesha North. Sixteen boys' teams remain alive for the sectional finals on Saturday.______________________
Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer yesterday to give his team a 4-to-1 victory in the Milwaukee Brewers' intra-squad game at Spring Training in Phoenix. The game lasted three innings. Gomez homered off right-hander Brooks Hall in the opening frame. Also, Mitch Haniger -- a non-roster invitee -- homered in the third inning off David Goforth. Left-handeer Wei-Chung Wang struck out two and walked a pair in one inning of work, and right-hander Kevin Shackelford tossed a scoreless frame. The Brewers will open their Cactus League exhibition season tomorrow against the Oakland A's.