Sunday State Sports Briefs: Bucks continue winning waysWisconsin Sports
- Monta Ellis closed strong, scoring six points in the final two minutes to lead Milwaukee to a 117-113 win over New Orleans last night.
NEW ORLEANS - Monta Ellis closed strong, scoring six points in the final two minutes to lead Milwaukee to a 117-113 win over New Orleans last night.
Ellis and Brandon Jennings both scored 22 points for Milwaukee. At six wins and two losses, the Bucks are off to their best start in 11 seasons. The top pick in this year’s NBA draft, Anthony Davis, scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Ryan Anderson added 20. Consecutive three-point plays by Davis cut the Milwaukee lead to two, 110-108, with two minutes left. A fall-away jumper from 20 feet by Ellis doubled the lead. Seconds later he matched another Hornet score and two free throws by Jennings iced the win with 12 seconds to go. Milwaukee scored at least 60 points in the first half for the third straight game.
A three-pointer with two seconds showing on the clock gave Nevada a 71-69 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at the World Vision Classic in Reno last night. Alec Brown had connected on a three-pointer to give the Phoenix a late-game lead, just before the winner by Deonte Burton. Burton led the Wolf Pack with 19 points. The Phoenix absorbed their first loss in three games despite having four players score in double figures. Brennan Cougill and Kam Cerroni led Green Bay with 16 points apiece.
Jordan Aaron led all scorers with 23 points, but it was seven points by Kyle Kelm in the final two and a half minutes which led the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a 73-68 win over Davidson. Milwaukee was down by a point at halftime, then the teams traded buckets most of the second half. Kelm’s three-point shot gave the Panthers a 63-62 lead with 2:32 remaining. Milwaukee did a lot of its damage from the free throw line where they connected on 24-of-32 shots.
A 3-1 victory at Value City Arena in Columbus yesterday gave Ohio State a split with its weekend series against the Wisconsin women’s hockey team. Ohio State’s defense kept the visiting Badgers from getting many close shots. The only Wisconsin score came at 16:45 in the third period when Alev Kelter knocked it home. The Buckeyes had built a 3-0 lead before Kelter’s goal. Alex Rigsby made 30 saves for the Badgers. Ohio State was outshot by Wisconsin 34-33.
The Green Bay Packers go for their fifth win in a row on the road at Detroit today. The game kicks off at noon Central time at Ford Field, the home of the Lions. Green Bay has won 11 of 12 starts against Detroit under current head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers are in second place in the NFC Central Division, trailing Chicago by a single game in the standings at 6-3. Detroit is 4-5. Though Detroit plays five of its final seven games on its home turf, the Packers are the first of several tough opponents the Lions will face. The Lions lead the NFL with 307 passing yards per game.
--NCAA Division III PLAYOFFS (Round of 32)
St. Thomas (Minn.) 48, St. Norbert 17
UW-Oshkosh 55, St. Scholastica 10
--Division I Women
UW-Green Bay 75, Central Michigan 48
--Division II Women
UW-Parkside 70, Saginaw State 64 (OT)
--Division III Men
Buena Vista 76, Concordia-Mequon 66
Carroll 75, Carthage 74
Goshen 79, UW-Eau Claire 73
Hamline 92, Wisconsin Lutheran 86
Kuyper 79, Maranatha Baptist 72
Marian 95, Indiana-Dabney 54
Milwaukee School of Engineering 81, Cal Tech 50
Northwestern College (Minn.) 78, UW-River Falls 69
UW-La Crosse 81, Ripon 57
UW-Oshkosh 64, Edgewood 54
UW-Stevens Point 82, St. Olaf 81
UW-Stout 79, Simpson 49
UW-Whitewater 75, Beloit 68
--Division III Women
Concordia-Mequon 77, Beloit 62
DePauw 61, Wisconsin Lutheran 39
Elmhurst 79, Milwaukee School of Engineering 35
Loras 81, Edgewood 43
Maranatha Baptist 56, Marian 51
Ripon 50, Benedictine 48
St. Norbert 49, Carthage 46
Simpson 70, UW-Eau Claire 52
UW-La Crosse 70, Northland 25
UW-Oshkosh 54, Ashford 40
UW-Platteville 64, Dubuque 62
UW-River Falls 71, Lakeland 48
UW-Stevens Point 84, Calvin 63
UW-Stout 62, Hamline 56
UW-Superior 64, U Chicago 49
UW-Whitewater 65, Wartburg 55
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Oklahoma City 5, Milwaukee 2
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Kenosha Christian Life 66, Union Grove 64
Racine Prairie 55, Greendale Martin Luther 24
Waukesha West 68, Whitnall 46