Morning State Sports Briefs: Admirals give up six goals after leading 3-0 and loseWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Admirals blew a 3-0 lead at Texas last night, and lost 6-3.
SAN ANTONIO - The Milwaukee Admirals blew a 3-0 lead at Texas last night, and lost 6-3.
Ryan Garbutt scored a hat trick for the Stars, who scored four times in the third period. Matt Fraser put Texas in front for good with 11:41 left. Milwaukee scored all three of its goals in the first period. Kyle Wilson, Zack Stortini, and Chris Mueller all lit the lamp. Milwaukee left Cedar Park with a split of its two-game, two-night series with the Stars. The Admirals took Game-One in overtime, 4-3.
Green Bay Gamblers’ goal-tender Ryan McKay has set a fourth team record. He earned his 54th career regular season victory last night, when the U.S. Hockey League Gamblers shut out Waterloo 3-0 at home. It was McKay’s second shutout of the season. He began the season with three goal-tending records. He’s 54-20-7 during his time in Green Bay, with eight career shutouts. This season, he missed six weeks with a sprained knee. He returned to the ice on January 20th.
UW-Green Bay captain Julie Wojta has been added to a list of candidates for the Wade Trophy, as the top player in women’s Division-One college basketball. Twenty-five candidates were named to a watch list last August – and Wojta is one of eight players who were recently added to that list. The winner will be announced at the Women’s Final Four in early April. Wojta is the seventh player to make Green Bay’s all-time Top-10 in both career scoring and rebounding. She’s coming off a 16-point performance against UW-Milwaukee last Saturday. And in January, Wojta set a Horizon League record with 12 steals to go with 27 points in another win over UWM. She anchors a Green Bay that’s ranked ninth in the country at 20-0. The Phoenix return to action tomorrow night at home against Detroit.
Aaron Rodgers says he has not been told who might replace Tom Clements as Green Bay’s quarterbacks’ coach. But Rodgers said on his weekly Milwaukee radio show that he hopes it’s someone with playing experience. Rodgers said he hopes he’s in the loop – and it will be interesting to see the direction that head coach Mike McCarthy wants to take. Clements was Rodgers’ quarterback coach for all six seasons McCarthy has been in Green Bay. Now, there’s talk that tight ends coach Bob McAdoo might move into that spot, now that Clements has been named the Packers’ offensive coordinator. Rodgers says McAdoo is a talented coach – and he believes there would be a smooth transition if he’s picked. But Rodgers says he’s quote, “not sure what the dynamic would be with a coach who hasn’t coached the position before.” There’s also been speculation that former NFL quarterbacks and Billy Joe Tolliver and Rich Gannon might be candidates. Rodgers says he has a good relationship with both.
Dan Tillema and Sam Barber, both of UW-Stevens Point, are the WIAC men’s-and-women’s basketball players of the week. Tillema, a senior guard-and-forward, averaged 24-and-a-half points in two victories for the Pointers. He also had a career-high 14 rebounds against La Crosse. Barber received the women’s honor for the second straight week. The junior guard scored a career-high 34 points in Stevens Point’s victory over La Crosse. And Barber had 14 points, 10 rebounds, and two steals in a win over Platteville.
In women’s indoor track, the WIAC honored the La Crosse 16-hundred-meter relay team of Caitlin Wippermann, Jenna Halvorson, Claire Elliott, and Rebecca Scheuermann. They had the nation’s second-best time this season with 3:52:56 at the Wartburg College Select Meet. Tim Nelson of UW-Stout was named the men’s indoor track athlete-of-the-week. Ace McCarty of Platteville and Julia Beranek of Eau Claire received the awards for field events.
The league also gave weekly honors to Drew Strandberg of Superior in men’s hockey – Justin Dembski and Abby Diehl, both of La Crosse, in swimming – Justin Bublitz and Tessa Kahring, both of La Crosse, in diving – Joe Pitsch of Eau Claire in wrestling – and Katherine Prouty and Brittany DeZiel, both of Stout, in gymnastics.
In men’s college basketball…
UW-Whitewater 77, UW-Platteville 58
UW-Stevens Point 87, UW-Oshkosh 83 in overtime
UW-River Falls 58, UW-Superior 57
UW-La Crosse 63, UW-Stout 52
Carroll 85, Ripon 69
Beloit 69, Saint Norbert 65 in overtime
Concordia-Mequon 106, Lakeland 102 in double overtime
Marian 60, Wisconsin Lutheran 59
Rockford 59, Milwaukee School of Engineering 54
In women’s college basketball…
UW-Stevens Point 66, UW-Oshkosh 56
UW-River Falls 64, UW-Superior 62
UW-La Crosse 65, UW-Stout 61
UW-Whitewater 62, UW-Platteville 48
Saint Norbert 60, Beloit 36
Carroll 89, Ripon 78 in overtime
Wheaton 51, Carthage 49
In Wisconsin boys’ high school basketball…
Racine Washington Park 56, Nicolet 38