State Sports Briefs: UWGB opens season with big winWisconsin Sports
-- Wisconsin-Green Bay started the season hot, scoring the first 11 points of the game in a 75-36 rout of Minnesota-Duluth
GREEN BAY - Wisconsin-Green Bay started the season hot, scoring the first 11 points of the game in a 75-36 rout of Minnesota-Duluth.
Preseason Horizon All-Conference player Rahmon Fletcher led all scorers in the game with 16 points. Brquis Perine added 11 and Troy Snyder led rebounders with eight. The Phoenix have never lost to Minnesota-Duluth in five meetings. The victory was the first for new Green Bay coach Brian Wardle.
Poor free throw shooting helps doom University Wisconsin-Milwaukee to its second straight defeat to start the season. The Panthers missed on 19 of 34 free throws, dropping an 85-76 decision to Florida Atlantic. Tone Boyle led Milwaukee scoring with 16 points. He got 15-point help from Anthony Hill. Florida Atlantic was 33-of-46 from the free throw line. The Owls led by as much as 13 in the first half, but the Panthers closed to margin to three with 12 minutes left. They never managed to take the lead.
Six-foot-10 freshman Evan Anderson will sit out the basketball season for the University of Wisconsin. He will have four years of eligibility left after the red-shirt season. The announcement was expected. Anderson is still developing and figured to get limited playing time behind a Badger team that is deep in talented and experienced front court players. Anderson says the decision is the best thing for him, and the team. The Badgers open their season Sunday evening against Prairie View A&M at the Kohl Center.
WIAA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Stevens Point 21, Milwaukee Marquette 3
Waukesha West 30, Kenosha Bradford 15
Cedarburg 35, Marshfield 21
Waunakee 23, Franklin 7
Waukesha Catholic Memorial 30, Delavan-Darien 20
West De Pere 24, Appleton Xavier 13
Brodhead/Juda 32, Walworth Big Foot 14
Kewaunee 21, Baldwin-Woodville 13
Brillion 35, Darlington 14
Burlington Catholic Central 14, Plum City 0
Gilman 34, Randolph 26
Thursday, Nov. 18
Gilman (12-1) vs. Burlington Catholic Central (12-1) - 10 a.m.
Edgar (13-0) vs. Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs (12-1) - 1 p.m.
Colby (13-0) vs. Brillion (13-0) - 4 p.m.
Kewaunee (13-0) vs. Brodhead-Juda (11-2) - 7 p.m.
(Friday, Nov. 19)
West De Pere (13-0) vs. Waukesha Catholic Memorial (11-2) - 10 a.m.
Cedarburg (12-1) vs. Waunakee (13-0) - 1 p.m.
Stevens Point (10-3) vs. Waukesha West (12-1) - 4 p.m.