College men’s basketball

UWS falls in final seconds

Dan Campion nailed two free throws with 20 seconds to play and Northland College survived two missed Wisconsin-Superior 3-pointers in the final seconds to beat the Yellowjackets 61-58 in UMAC action Friday night at Ashland.

Thomas Whiting led his hometown college with 15 points on 7-for-12 shooting as the Lumberjacks improved to 5-13 overall and 3-7 in the conference.

Zach Schradle scored a game-high 28 points - half from the free-throw line - and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Yellowjackets (9-9, 6-4). But Schradle missed all three of his 3-point efforts, including a pair in the waning seconds.

Saints overcome Finlandia

Zach Dahlman made 6 of 8 field goals and led St. Scholastica with 16 points in an 81-74 nonconference victory over Finlandia University at Hancock, Mich.

Dahlman connected on all four of his 3-point attempts as the Saints (13-6) went 9-for-22 from long range.

Brandon Newman of Barnum added 15 points, while Esko’s Kory Deadrick had 11 and Duluth’s Andrew Laughlin scored 10.

The Lions (3-14), who shot 52.5 percent from the field, led 37-36 at halftime and were still tied at 62-62 midway through the second half before the Saints went on a 12-2 run to put the game away.

Jordan LaPlant paced Finlandia with 21 points.

College women’s basketball

Saints keep Finlandia winless

The Saints outscored Finlandia 29-7 in the third quarter and never looked back to down the Lions 78-50 in nonconference action Friday night in Hancock, Mich.

St. Scholastica (8-11) jumped to a 24-17 lead after one quarter and expanded its advantage to 40-30 at the half.

Emelia Miner and Danielle Cieluch each scored 10 points for St. Scholastica, which held the Lions to 24.3 percent shooting for the game. Brooke Turin paced winless Finlandia (0-17) with a game-high 17 points.

First-place UWS wins 13th straight

Hailey Kontny led three players in double figures with 14 points and Wisconsin-Superior raced to a 22-point halftime lead in defeating Northland College 66-45 in a UMAC game Friday night in Ashland.

The first-place Yellowjackets (16-2 overall, 11-0 UMAC) held the Lumberjills (8-9, 4-7) to just six points in the second quarter en route to a 39-17 bulge at halftime.

Kontny of Superior made 7 of 11 field goals. Allyssa Lindberg added 13 points while Sarah Lekson finished with 11 as the Yellowjackets won their 13th straight game.

Brianna Tody and Lane Schraufnagel, scored 11 apiece to lead Northland.


Northland seniors still unbeaten

Two-time event champion and 2010 world senior gold medalist Paul Pustovar of Hibbing and defending women’s champion Norma O’Leary of Silver Bay stayed unbeaten Friday at the USA Curling Senior National Championships.

Pustovar improved to 3-0 during round-robin play at the men’s tournament in Medford, Wis., by posting an 8-3 triumph over fellow Minnesotan Rory Ellingson.

Round-robin play continues today with quarterfinals starting at 9 a.m. Sunday.

In women’s action at Columbus, Ohio, O’Leary’s Minnesota team kept moving toward a fourth consecutive U.S. title by defeating Kelly Stephens’ Arizona rink 9-5 to improve to 2-0 in the standings.