Morning State Sports Briefs: UWGB wins league tournament quarterfinal gameWisconsin Sports
- The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team pounded Valparaiso 77-53 at home last night in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament.
GREEN BAY - The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team pounded Valparaiso 77-53 at home last night in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament.
Julie Wojta scored 17 points, and she had six steals to break Green Bay’s single-season record with 105. Ninth-seeded Valparaiso was down by nine when the top-seeded Phoenix pulled away with a 15-0 run midway through the second half. Tabitha Gerardot scored 19 points for the Crusaders, who ended their season at 10-and-21. Sarah Eichler scored 14 points for 10th-ranked Green Bay, which will host fourth-seeded Illinois-Chicago tomorrow night in the semi-finals of the league tournament. UIC advanced with a 66-53 win over Butler. Wright State will play Detroit in the other semifinal, which will also be played in Green Bay tomorrow evening.
Marquette University's men's basketball team plays Louisville tonight in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference men’s tourney in New York. The Golden Eagles had a double-bye, while Rick Pitino’s Cardinals made their tournament debut in last night’s second round with a 61-55 win over Seton Hall. Peyton Siva had 14 points and Kyle Kuric added 13, as seventh-seeded Louisville improved to 23-9 overall. Marquette has the Number-two seed at 25-6. Associate head coach Tony Benford said the Eagles have used the past four days to fine-tune their own game. Forward Jamil Wilson said the players also got some much-needed rest for their aches-and-pains. Marquette played Louisville at home on January 16th. The Eagles went down 18-to-2 before coming back and winning by nine.
The Milwaukee Brewers won a 10-6 slug-fest over the Chicago White Sox yesterday in a Cactus League exhibition game in Glendale Arizona. Marco Estrada became the fifth Brewers’ starter to throw two scoreless innings so far this spring – and they haven’t given up a run yet. Estrada gave up three hits and struck out one. White Sox starter Jake Peavy gave up three runs on four hits in his two-inning start. Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run double off Peavy, and Norichika Aoki belted an RBI-triple. Aoki also singled in his first outfield start for Milwaukee. And Gonzalez also tripled and had four RBI’s on the day. The Brewers are now 2-1-and-1 at Spring Training. They’ll play the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon in Phoenix.
The Milwaukee Admirals lost at Chicago last night, 5-2. Anton Rodin scored twice, as Milwaukee remains two points away from the eighth-and-final playoff spot in the American Hockey League’s Western Conference. Taylor Beck and Kevin Henderson scored for the Admirals. Goaltender Jeremy Smith ended a personal five-game winning streak, as Chicago improved to 6-4-0-1 against the Admirals this season.