Sunday State Sports Briefs: State teams win Division III titlesBoth the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and St.Norbert won NCAA Division III national championships yesterday.
Both the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and St.Norbert won NCAA Division III national championships yesterday.
Trailing by 18 points with 15 minutes left, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater took over the NCAA Division III National Championship game at Salem, Virginia winning 63-60. Cabrini’s 22-game winning streak ended in the title game. Chris Davis finally found his stroke during the rally for the Warhawks. He finished with 12 points after scoring 30 in the semifinals. John Boyd led the Pennsylvania school with 18 points. Whitewater finishes with a record of 29-4, winning its first national basketball championship in 23 years – third overall.
Meanwhile St. Norbert's won the men's Division III hockey championship with a 4-1 win over Oswego, N.Y. Saturday at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Green Knights Cody Keefer scored a hat trick and also scoring for St. Norbert was Brandon Hogenboom. Winning goalie David Jacobson made 29 saves.
The in-your-face defense of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women’s team knocked Iowa State out of the NCAA Division I tournament Saturday, 71-57 in Ames, Iowa. The Phoenix defenders forced 30 turnovers. They came into the tournament with a chip on their shoulders, feeling their record – now 31-1 – deserved better than a seventh seed. The Cyclones are now believers. Green Bay led by as much as 22 in the second half in cruising to the easy win – except they didn’t cruise, because they were playing such tenacious defense. Lydia Bauer and Sarah Eichler led the Phoenix with 16 points apiece.
Los Angeles Angel starter Jered Weaver looked like the guy who finished second in the Cy Young Award voting last year. He went four innings and allowed only one run on two hits as the Angels pounded Milwaukee 8-1. Mike Fiers started for the Brewers and gave up three runs in three innings. He was the team’s minor league pitcher of the year for 2011. Milwaukee closer John Axford pitched a scoreless inning, but there wasn’t much hitting to talk about at all.
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Toronto 5, Milwaukee 2
WIAA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SECTIONAL FINALS
--Division 1 Sectional 1 Championship
Oshkosh West 46, Marshfield 43
--Division 1 Sectional 2 Championship
De Pere 57, Hartland Arrowhead 46
--Division 1 Sectional 3 Championship
Middleton 58, Muskego 46
--Division 2 Sectional 3 Championship
Reedsburg 43, Whitewater 36
--Division 2 Sectional 4 Championship
New Berlin Eisenhower 48, Whitefish Bay 23
--Division 3 Sectional 1 Championship
Barron 44, Westby 37
--Division 3 Sectional 2 Championship
Kewaunee 59, Appleton Xavier 50
--Division 4 Sectional 1 Championship
Eau Claire Regis 47, Ladysmith 33
--Division 4 Sectional 3 Championship
Neillsville 57, Cuba City 37
--Division 4 Sectional 4 Championship
Howards Grove 54, Somers Shoreland Lutheran 48
--Division 5 Section 1 Championship
Owen-Withee 58, Minong Northwood 35
--Division 5 Section 2 Championship
Wausau Newman 57, Hilbert 56
--Division 5 Section 3 Championship
Seneca 50, Chippewa Falls McDonell 41
--Division 5 Section 4 Championship
Milwaukee Heritage Christian 59, Barneveld 38