Morning State Sports Briefs: UWGB women 6-0 in Horizon LeagueWisconsin Sports
-- The UW-Green Bay women's basketball team improved to 6-0 in the Horizon League with a 70-48 victory last night at Wright State.
DAYTON - The UW-Green Bay women's basketball team improved to 6-0 in the Horizon League with a 70-48 victory last night at Wright State.
The Raiders only made 2-of-26 shots in the first half, and they were held scoreless in the final four-and-a-half minutes as Green Bay took a 49-14 lead at the break. Wright State scored the first five points of the second half – and they had an 11-0 run later on which cut the Phoenix lead to 23. The Raiders were out-shot 45-to-27 percent, and they were out-rebounded 42-to-29. Four Green Bay scored in double figures, led by Breannah Ranger with 14 off the bench. She and Lydia Bauer each had eight rebounds, as Green Bay won its 11th straight and improved to 16-2 overall. Ivory James had 14 points for Wright State, which fell to 3-3 in the conference and 9-10 overall. The Phoenix’ next game is on Saturday at Illinois-Chicago.
Alec Brown of UW-Green Bay is the Horizon League men’s basketball player-of-the-week. The 7-1 junior center scored 23 points last Friday night against UW-Milwaukee, and he became the 25th player in Green Bay history to score a-thousand points for his career. Junior forward Kamren Belin of Youngstown State is the league’s Newcomer-of-the-Week.
University of Wisconsin men’s basketball forward Frank Kaminsky is making a slow recovery from the left eye injury he suffered when he was poked on the floor at Indiana almost two weeks ago. Yesterday, Kaminsky took part in shooting drills at the end of practice. But the sophomore back-up is not expected to play tonight, when the Badgers take on 14th-ranked Ohio State in Columbus. Associate head coach Greg Gard says the 6-11 Kaminsky is cleared for non-contact workouts – and he’s expected to have another eye appointment early this week. Kaminsky has averaged almost five points in 17 games this season. He’s shooting 50-percent overall, and 41-percent from three-point range. Tonight's game tips-off at 6 p.m. and is being broadcast by ESPN.
The Marquette University men’s basketball team is back in the Associated Press Top-25. The Golden Eagles are 25th in this week’s media poll, after dropping out of the same spot a week ago. Marquette also made the USA Today coaches’ list for the first time in a while, also at Number-25. The Eagles are 15-and-4 overall. The Wisconsin men are three spots away from the AP Top-25, and four spots away in the coaches’ ranking. The Badgers upset Minnesota on Saturday, dropping the Golden Gophers’ ranking from 12th-to-23rd by the media, and 14th-to-24th by the coaches. Michigan is the new AP men’s No. 1, after a loss by Duke last week dropped the Blue Devils from first to fifth. Kansas took over the top spot in the coaches’ poll, with Duke at No. 5. Duke remains atop the RPI Rankings, which are used to help determine a team’s NCAA Tournament seed. Marquette is 18th in the RPI, up from 21st a week ago. The Badgers remain at Number-45. On the women’s side, UW-Green Bay is slowly getting into the national radar screen. The Phoenix are seven spots away from the Top-25, with a 11-game winning streak.
The UW-Stevens Point men’s basketball team has moved into the national Top-Five. The Pointers jumped two places to fifth in the new Division-Three poll from D3hoops.com. The Pointers are 18-2 overall, and they extended their winning streak to eight games with victories over Superior and Whitewater. The Warhawks’ loss dropped them to No. 15, after being 13th a week ago. Whitewater is now 15-4. Saint Norbert also received votes, as did Stout and Carroll. Rochester of New York is the new men’s No. 1. In the D3 women’s poll, Stevens Point dropped one place to 16th with an overall mark of 16-4. UW-Superior fell out of the Top-25, after being 25th a week ago. The Yellow Jackets still received votes, as did Whitewater, Oshkosh, and Wisconsin Lutheran. DePauw remains the women’s No. 1
UW-Stevens Point, the WIAC men’s leader, remains undefeated at 11-0 with a three-game lead over Whitewater, and a three-and-a-half-game edge over Stout. In the Midwest Conference, Saint Norbert is one game up on Grinnell, and one-and-a-half up on Carroll. Lakeland has a half-game advantage over Concordia-Mequon in the Northern Athletics Conference North Division, while Aurora has clinched a league tournament berth with a three-and-a-half-game lead over Dominican in the South Division. Carthage is in a four-way tie for second-place in the CCIW at 5-3, three games in back of Illinois Wesleyan. On the women’s side, Whitewater is 9-2 in the WIAC. The Warhawks are a half-game up on 8-2 Oshkosh, and a full game ahead of both Superior and Stevens Point. Cornell continues to lead the Midwest Conference by two games over Monmouth and three over Saint Norbert. In the NAC, the Concordia-Mequon women hold the North Division lead by two games over Alverno. And Wisconsin Lutheran, which is 12-0, leads the South by four over Benedictine. Both Lutheran and Concordia-Mequon have qualified for the conference tournament in a few weeks. Finally, Carthage leads the CCIW at 8-0, two games up on Wheaton and Illinois Wesleyan.
Germantown is still the only undefeated team among the Top-10 in the AP boys’ state high school basketball poll in Division 1. Germantown has led the poll since it began. Madison Memorial is second, followed by Milwaukee Hamilton and Milwaukee Vincent. Onalaska continues to lead Division 2, with Pulaski second and Seymour third. Wisconsin Dells remains atop Division-Three, followed by Little Chute and La Crosse Aquinas. There’s a new leader in Division 4, as Cuba City moved up one spot. Laconia is still second, and Whitefish Bay Dominican dropped from first-to-third. Randolph still rules the roost in Division 5, followed by Green Bay Northeast Wisconsin Lutheran and Clayton.
In the AP girls’ prep basketball poll, De Pere still leads Division 1, with Oak Creek second, Kimberly third, and Superior fourth. New London remains atop Division 2, followed by Monona Grove and Baraboo. Neillsville continues to lead Division 3. Brodhead and East Troy are in the second-and-third spots. Algoma moved up one place to become the new Division 4 leader, followed by Cuba City and Cameron. Amherst dropped from first-to-fourth. And Wisconsin Rapids Assumption is still the Division 5 girls’ leader, with Barneveld second and Milwaukee Heritage Christian third.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 0-2 against Detroit this season, and the Bucks hope to get in the win column tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Center Samuel Dalembert hopes to get some more playing time, after a solid 19 minutes in Saturday night’s Milwaukee home win over Golden State. Dalembert has not seen nearly as much action as he expected, since being traded from Houston last summer. He was on the bench the previous two games before getting six rebounds, four points, and two blocked shots against the Warriors. Coach Jim Boylan offers no promises of added playing time, saying, quote, “We’ll see where things go from here.” The 6-11, 250-pound Dalembert matches up well with the bigger front lines – and Detroit has a large group in Greg Monroe, Jason Maxiell, and rookie Andre Drummond. Boylan said the Bucks have had trouble matching Detroit’s physical style, and they’re hoping for a stronger inside presence against the Pistons tonight. Detroit is 17-27, after a two-point win at Orlando on Sunday. The Bucks are 23-19.
There’s another sign that Greg Jennings is preparing to leave Green Bay. The impending free agent receiver has put his house in nearby De Pere up for sale. He bought the 4,800-square foot home soon after he joined the Packers in 2006. Realtor.com says the asking price is $525,000 dollars. The house has five bedrooms and five baths, with a relatively new master suite with hardwood floors. There’s also a putting green and a theater room.
Defenseman Victor Bartley was be the Milwaukee Admirals’ only representative at the American Hockey League All-Star Game last night in Providence. The 24-year-old Bartley is in his second season with the Admirals, after a year at Bridgeport and Providence. He has six goals and 15 assists in 40 games for Milwaukee this season. And he helped the Western Conference beat the East 12-to-11 last night in the All-Star Skills’ Competition. Bartley was one of the four skaters who earned a point for the West in the accuracy shooting competition. And he had a save in the breakaway relay event in which the West out-scored the East 6-3. Bartley was promoted to the Admirals’ NHL team in Nashville earlier this month. He took part in the Predators’ training camp, and was on the Opening Day roster – but he was called back to Milwaukee last Sunday without seeing any action with Nashville.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team moved up one place to 19th in today’s new Division-One poll from U.S. College Hockey Online. The Badgers swept a pair from Alaska-Anchorage at home during the weekend, to continue a 10-game unbeaten streak in WCHA competition. The Badgers improved to 8-5-5 in the conference, and 11-8-5 overall. Minnesota remains atop the men’s poll, and Quinnipiac remains second. Meanwhile, the Badger women remain at No. 8 in their College Online poll, despite getting swept for a pair by top-ranked and undefeated Minnesota for the first time in Madison since 2003. Wisconsin is 15-9-2 overall, while the Gophers are 26-0 with an NCAA record 34-game unbeaten streak. In the Division III women’s poll, UW-River Falls moved up one place to sixth this week, and UW-Superior jumped one spot to eighth. Plattsburgh is still at No. 1.
Wisconsin Boys high school basketball
Argyle 57, Madison Abundant Life 47
Cameron 75, Cumberland 40
Cannon Falls, Minn. 70, Prescott 65
Chequamegon 76, Gilman 69
Chilton 71, Fond du Lac Springs 58
Crandon 63, Three Lakes 35
Dodgeville 64, Barneveld 40
Durand 53, Ellsworth 32
Fall River 43, Waterloo 40
Gibraltar 59, Crivitz 51
Gilmanton 75, Cornell 27
Hustisford 55, Johnson Creek 43
Kettle Moraine Lutheran 53, Campbellsport 51
Living Word Lutheran 37, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 31
Luck 63, Turtle Lake 42
Marshall 73, Pardeeville 41
Menasha St. Mary's 70, Oshkosh Lourdes 60
Mount Horeb 69, Portage 55
Omro 55, Clintonville 52, OT
Pecatonica 62, Albany 61
Port Edwards 45, Tigerton 21
Poynette 65, Deerfield 49
Ripon 42, Markesan 30
River Falls 71, Baldwin-Woodville 44
River Valley 58, Belleville 36
South Wayne Black Hawk 55, Highland 44
Spring Valley 44, Glenwood City 38
Stephenson, Mich. 60, Marinette St. Thomas Aquinas 43
Suring 49, Oconto 39
Unity 46, Prairie Farm 43
Watertown Maranatha Baptist 62, Milwaukee St. Anthony 37
Wisconsin Dells 62, Lodi 51
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 50, Oneida Nation 26
Wittenberg-Birnamwood 57, Gillett 48
Wonewoc-Center 54, Weston 28
Girls' high school basketball
Alma Center Lincoln 46, Coulee Christian 29
Arcadia 57, Whitehall 40
Athens 54, Edgar 53
Auburndale 67, Abbotsford 33
Augusta 55, Cadott 47
Bayfield 48, Bessemer, Mich. 43
Berlin 56, Little Chute 55
Blair-Taylor 61, Nekoosa 42
Cameron 67, Flambeau 47
Campbellsport 52, Cedar Grove-Belgium 33
Clear Lake 39, Bruce 24
Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 60, Elmwood 36
Eau Claire Regis 49, Boyceville 29
Elcho 51, Goodman-Pembine 37
Fall Creek 62, Elk Mound 52
Fall River 52, Mayville 29
Freedom 41, Sheboygan Falls 29
Gilmanton 52, Cornell 50
Green Bay Notre Dame 53, Green Bay Southwest 36
Hartford Union 60, West Bend West 39
Hillsboro 42, Weston 27
Hurley 59, Butternut 17
Janesville Parker 87, Madison East 26
Kewaunee 54, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran 29
Ladysmith 45, Altoona 25
Loyal 40, Greenwood 32
Milwaukee St. Anthony 35, Watertown Maranatha Baptist 33
Mountaintop Christian 43, Trinity Academy 42
Neillsville 63, Spencer 13
Northland Pines 46, Ashland 33
Onalaska 55, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 35
Oostburg 42, Sheboygan County Christian 33
Orfordville Parkview 46, Beloit Turner 31
Port Edwards 48, Tigerton 24
Prescott 40, Plum City 32
Rosholt 48, Menominee Indian 32
Solon Springs 49, Wakefield-Marenisco, Mich. 28
South Shore 81, Mellen 41
Sparta 45, Tomah 43
Stratford 49, Stevens Point Pacelli 20
Superior 76, Duluth, Minn. Marshall 32
Thorp 51, Gilman 38
Washburn 69, Ironwood, Mich. 36
Whitewater 54, Clinton 36
Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 48, Amherst 44
Boys' high school hockey
Mequon Homestead 6, Germantown 1
Waunakee 5, Baraboo-Portage 2
Wausau West 5, Northland Pines 0
Girls' high school hockey
Marshfield 1, Northern Edge 0
Medford 4, Tomahawk 3
Wisconsin Rapids 1, Lakeland 0