Morning State News Briefs: Stout and Superior share WIAC men's hockey titleWisconsin Sports
-- Both UW Superior and UW Stout are sharing the WIAC men’s hockey title. Both have ended their 12-game conference schedules at 7-5.
Both UW Superior and UW Stout are sharing the WIAC men’s hockey title. Both have ended their 12-game conference schedules at 7-5.
Superior had a chance to win the title outright, but was shut out 3-0 by UW-Eau Claire during the weekend. All of these schools also compete in the larger Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, and the men’s playoffs will begin on Friday night in two-game quarter-final series. Top-seeded Saint Norbert has a first-round bye. Second-seeded Superior hosts Saint Scholastica. Stout has the number-three seed and will host River Falls. And Eau Claire will play at fourth-seeded Stevens Point. Each series winner will advance to the semi-finals the weekend of February 26th. The NCHA women’s playoffs will begin the weekend of the 26th with the quarter-finals.
The Saint Norbert men’s hockey team remains second in the new Division-Three poll from U.S College Hockey Online. The Green Knights are 20-4-1 overall, and they have a first-round bye going into the NCHA playoffs that begin this weekend. The Milwaukee School of Engineering moved up two spots to eighth in the new poll. Stout and Superior also received votes. Oswego of New York is still at number-one.
In the D-Three women’s poll, UW-River Falls moved into first place after being second a week ago. The Falcons are 20-0-3. The Rochester Institute of Technology dropped from first-to-second with a mark of 21-1-2. The UW-Superior women are still 10th.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team dropped five places to 12thItoday in the new Division 1 poll from U.S College Hockey Online. The Badgers were swept this past weekend at Nebraska-Omaha, 4-1 and 4-3. And Wisconsin fell to 19-10-3 overall. Boston College is still at Number-one. North Dakota jumped three spots to second.
Meanwhile, the Badger women remain atop their College On-line poll. The Badgers are 28-2-2 after sweeping a pair from North Dakota – which remains at number-eight.
The Green Bay Gamblers are trying to become the first team ever to win three straight regular season championships in the junior U.S. Hockey League. The Gamblers have a five-point lead over second-place Cedar Rapids for the Anderson Cup, with 19 games left. And coach Eric Rud says the team is entering the most difficult part of its schedule. Green Bay has 62 season points, with a record of 30 wins, nine losses, and a pair of ties. Cedar Rapids has 57 points at 26-8-5. Cedar Rapids lost yesterday at Green Bay 2-1. Alex Broadhurst scored both goals for the Gamblers.
The Marquette University men’s basketball team will try to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive tonight when it hosts Saint John’s. The Golden Eagles are 6-6 in the Big East Conference and 15-10 overall, after losing at Georgetown by nine points last Sunday. But Marquette is still getting votes in the AP media poll, and the Eagles were 10 spots away from the Top-25 in the new rankings announced yesterday. Marquette seems to have a favorable schedule, at least on paper. The Eagles have six regular season games left, and four of them are at home against teams which are not ranked. That includes Saint John’s, which comes in at 7-5 in the conference and 15-9 overall. The Red Storm has the Big East player-of-the-week, senior guard Dwight Hardy. He averaged 25-and-a-half points in Saint John’s victories over Connecticut and Cincinnati.
UW-Stevens Point moved up two places to No.6 in the new men’s small college basketball poll from D3hoops.com. The Pointers are 20-3 overall with an eight-game winning streak. UW-River Falls dropped two spots in the new poll to 12th. The Falcons are 19-4, after losing two straight WIAC games to Whitewater and the Pointers. Saint Norbert dropped seven spots to 24th, after losing two straight to Beloit and Grinnell. Concordia-Mequon makes its first appearance in the poll at Number-25. Whitworth of Spokane Washington remains at Number-one.
In the D-Three women’s poll, UW-Stevens Point remains fourth with an overall mark of 21-2. Saint Norbert also held steady at No.18. Whitewater rose one spot to 22nd. La Crosse also received votes. Thomas More of Kentucky is still at number-one.
Appleton East is still the Division-One boys’ leader in this week’s AP state high school basketball poll. East is the only unbeaten team in the Top-10 at 20-0. Germantown remains second, and Milwaukee Riverside is still third. The leaders in Division-Two are unchanged with Waunakee first, Onalaska second, and Seymour third. La Crosse Aquinas still leads Division-Three, followed by Racine Saint Catherine’s and Manitowoc Roncalli. In Division-Four, Oostburg moved into a tie for first place with Blair-Taylor. Marathon is third, and all three schools are undefeated. Randolph is still the Division-Five leader, followed by Benton and Prentice.
In the AP girls’ poll, Middleton still leads Division-One. Glendale Nicolet remains second, and Milwaukee Pius is still third. The Division-Two leaders are unchanged. Luxemburg-Casco is first, followed by New Berlin Eisenhower and Union Grove. Whitefish Bay Dominican still leads Division-Three, with Columbus second and Chilton third. Eau Claire Regis remains atop Division-Four, followed by Oshkosh Lourdes and Hurley. Wausau Newman is still the Division-Five girls’ leader, with Black Hawk and Seneca in the second-and-third spots.
The UW-Green Bay softball team is off to an 0-3 start. The Phoenix were no-hit by Drake yesterday in their final game at the Ramada Classic tournament under the UNI Dome at Northern Iowa. Jenna DeLong tossed the no-hitter. Green Bay had one base-runner who reached on an error. The Phoenix also lost 10-1 to North Dakota, and 8-7 to host Northern Iowa.
In men’s college basketball…
Quincy 67, UW-Parkside 56
In women’s college basketball…
UW-Parkside 83, Quincy 60
Wisconsin boys' high school basketball...
Arcadia 60, Eleva-Strum 27
Baldwin-Woodville 59, Amery 47
Brodhead 57, Belleville 35
Clear Lake 50, Luck 48
Crandon 76, Pembine 47
Cuba City 80, Galena, Ill. 40
Darlington 59, New Glarus 57
Deerfield 68, Cambridge 64, OT
Evansville 50, Dodgeville 43
Gilmanton 78, Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 58
Glenwood City 75, Cadott 55
Goodman 70, Elcho 52
Highland 57, Pecatonica 51
Ithaca 56, Cashton 42
Juda 51, Johnson Creek 40
Kettle Moraine Lutheran 58, Watertown Luther Prep 39
Laconia 80, Waupun 55
Laona 56, White Lake 47
Luxemburg-Casco 65, Oconto Falls 52
Marinette 81, Coleman 41
Marshall 73, Beloit Turner 54
Menominee, Mich. 76, Marinette St. Thomas Aquinas 41
Monroe 50, Milton 32
Muskego 52, Kenosha Tremper 44
Omro 43, Winneconne 37
Onalaska Luther 70, Independence 31
Osceola 59, Chisago Lakes, Minn. 57
Plainfield Tri-County 62, Port Edwards 54
Platteville 55, River Ridge 38
Potosi 50, Black Hawk 27
Racine Lutheran 58, Kenosha St. Joseph 44
Seneca 27, Boscobel 23
Sevastopol 49, Gibraltar 28
South Shore 53, Lac Courte Oreilles 44
Three Lakes 67, Florence 34
Turtle Lake 62, Cameron 59
Waterloo 65, Palmyra-Eagle 56, OT
Watertown Maranatha Baptist 53, Hartland University Lake 46
Wonewoc-Center 67, La Farge 46
Girls' high school basketball...
Algoma 62, Green Bay NEW Lutheran 19
Amherst 52, Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 40
Athens 74, Augusta 70, OT
Black River Falls 50, Tomah 29
Boscobel 45, North Crawford 39
Brillion 46, Manitowoc Lutheran 28
Brookwood 54, De Soto 40
Chilton 49, Hilbert 29
Chippewa Falls McDonell 71, Elk Mound 45
Colby 50, Edgar 38
Coulee Region Christian 46, Granton 16
Elmwood 50, Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 41
Fort Atkinson 48, Lake Geneva Badger 43
Highland 57, Argyle 26
Hudson 55, Boyceville 36
Mellen 67, Bayfield 37
Mishicot 67, Menasha St. Mary's 52
Nekoosa 53, Necedah 11
New London 54, Seymour 33
Oak Creek 46, West Allis Central 40
Oconto 57, Marinette 41
Osseo-Fairchild 47, Bloomer 45
Reedsville 38, Wrightstown 35
Rio 47, Hustisford 36
River Valley 72, Ithaca 23
Spencer 60, Rib Lake 42
Valders 55, Manitowoc Roncalli 41
Washburn 47, Drummond 41
Wautoma 45, Montello 39
Wauzeka 50, Cassville 44
Westfield 43, Princeton 31