One game after suffering its first UMAC loss in four seasons, Wisconsin-Superior bounced back Wednesday with a 71-61 conference victory over Northwestern as Eva Reinertsen of Duluth led the way with 25 points, 11 rebounds and three steals at Mertz Mortorelli Gym in Superior.
This one was tighter than the final score might indicate as the game was tied 27-27 at the half. Northwestern trailed just 48-44 after three quarters but would get no closer as Reinertsen and Emily Carpenter drained back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the fourth quarter.
Carpenter finished with 11 points and five assists for UWS (13-2 overall, 6-1 UMAC), which had its 53-game UMAC winning streak (59 counting playoffs) come to an end Saturday in a 72-60 loss at Bethany Lutheran.
Senior forward Hannah Norlin, slowed by foul trouble, chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds and Taylor Kane of Grand Rapids had seven points, 10 rebounds and five assists. It wasn't a great shooting night for the Yellowjackets, making 22 of 58 shots for only 37.9 percent, but they held a 44-28 rebounding advantage, including 21-9 on the offensive glass in holding a 24-7 advantage in second-chance points.
Kelsea Lund led four players in double figures in scoring with 14 points for the Eagles (7-8, 4-2).
• After starting the season 0-14, Finlandia won its third straight with a 61-57 victory over St. Scholastica in nonconference action from Paavo Nurmi Center in Hancock, Mich.
Freshman Harlee Froberg led four players in double figures in scoring with 17 points for the Lions (3-14).
Duluth East product Danielle Cieluch, who had with 11 rebounds, six blocks and two steals, hit a 3-pointer with 52 seconds remaining to pull the Saints within three points at 60-57, but they made a turnover and pair of missed 3-pointers in the closing seconds.
Kaylee Kennedy had 18 points to lead St. Scholastica (2-11). Mariah Pearson added 13 points and Alison Huber of Ashland chipped in nine.