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-- The UW-Green Bay women pounded North Dakota 83-40 at home last night. The Phoenix forced 30 turnovers, had 50 rebounds, and made 33 free throws as they improved to 7-0.
GREEN BAY - The UW-Green Bay women pounded North Dakota 83-40 at home last night. The Phoenix forced 30 turnovers, had 50 rebounds, and made 33 free throws as they improved to 7-0.
Green Bay, which is ranked 21st in the national coaches’ poll, scored the game’s first 10 points. The Phoenix led 41-13 at the half and rolled from there. A total of 52 fouls were called. Stephanie Sension led UWGB with 12 points. Madi Buck had 11 points for North Dakota, which dropped to 1-4. Green Bay’s next game is on Monday night at Eastern Michigan.
The Marquette University women improved to 6-1 last night with a 64-50 home victory over Iona. The Golden Eagles led by 15 at half, and Iona got no closer than 12 the rest of the way. The Gaels only shot 31-and-a-half percent. Four Marquette players scored in double figures, led by Courtney Weibel with 14. Sarina Simmons had a career-high 17 rebounds to go with her 10 points. Kristina Ford led Iona with 11 points and seven boards, and the Gaels dropped to 1-5. Marquette will play at Vermont on Saturday.
The UW-Milwaukee women lost in overtime to Bradley at home, 72-70. The Braves forced the OT when Katie Yohn scoring the final six points in regulation. The Panthers had a four-point lead with 1:32 left in the extra session. But again, Bradley scored the final six points to win it. Raisa Taylor made the deciding free throws with six-point-six seconds to go. Latasha Hollingshed had 13 points and 20 rebounds for Bradley, which improved to 4-3. Angela Rodriguez scored 25 points for UW-Milwaukee, which dropped to 3-3. The Panthers’ next game is on Saturday, when they host Northern Iowa.
Shataya McComb of Alverno College in Milwaukee made the national women’s small college team-of-the-week from D3hoops.com. McComb, a senior guard, set career-highs in rebounding in back-to-back games last week. She had 14 boards in Alverno’s loss to U-W Platteville, and she had 15 rebounds against Lakeland. McComb also averaged 14 points in those two contests.
Former UW-Green Bay men’s soccer player Toisant Ricketts is playing on a pro team in Romania. Ricketts signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Politehnica Timisoara in the Europa League, after playing with another team in the same league the previous season. Ricketts played at Green Bay from 2005-through-’08. He led the Phoenix with eight goals and 18 points during his senior year, and was a two-time All-Horizon League first team selection.
The Milwaukee Admirals tied their season-high with six goals last night, in a 6-3 win over Manitoba at the Bradley Center. Chris Mueller had two goals and an assist, as the Admirals ruined the return of their former coach Claude Noel – who’s in his first year at Manitoba.
In men’s college basketball…
UW-Stevens Point 79, UW-Stout 68
UW-Whitewater 73, UW-La Crosse 60
UW-Eau Claire 66, UW-Oshkosh 53
UW-River Falls 62, UW-Superior 58
Luther 55, UW-Platteville 53
Northland 77, North Central of Minnesota 73
In women’s college basketball…
UW-Stevens Point 79, UW-Stout 55
UW-Eau Claire 64, UW-Oshkosh 52
UW-Whitewater 83, UW-La Crosse 62
UW-River Falls 78, UW-Superior 58
Marian 72, Concordia-Mequon 66
Benedictine 80, Milwaukee Engineering 69
Wisconsin Lutheran 69, Alverno 54
In Wisconsin boys’ high school basketball…
Milwaukee Hope 78, Beaver Dam Wayland 42
Waukesha West 50, Whitnall 27