Yellowjackets report: UWS women rout Northland again
The Yellowjackets men lost by a point in overtime.
SUPERIOR — Facing Northland for the second time in four days, the second result was even more lopsided than the first as Wisconsin-Superior strolled to an 82-45 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference women's basketball victory at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
UWS ripped off 31 points in the first quarter and led by 25 at the half. The Yellowjackets played 18 players and had 14 scorers.
No Yellowjacket was needed for more than 16 minutes, with Elise Besonen, Allie Zimmer and Kaija Davies co-leading the team in scoring with 10 points apiece. Paige Servais and Sam Parendo both scored nine.
Miranda Wagner's 17 points led Northland's offense.
UWS (5-12, 4-4 UMAC) will travel to Martin Luther on Friday night.
Yellowjackets lose OT heartbreaker
Wisconsin-Superior had its chances but dropped an 83-82 overtime decision to Northland on Saturday in UMAC play at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
After a tight second half in which neither side held more than a two-possession lead over the last 15 minutes, the Yellowjackets' J'Vaun Walker had chances to break a 72-72 tie from both inside and outside the 3-point arc in the last six seconds of regulation and couldn't get either to go, sending the game to the extra session.
Northland scored on its first two offensive trips of overtime and led throughout, but the hosts rebounded a missed free throw with 15 seconds left and had another shot at the win, but Walker's pass was picked off by Northland's Jordan Brennan in the closing seconds.
Brennan scored 30 points for Northland on 13-of-25 shooting to lead all scorers. Harley Shear added 22 for the Lumberjacks (4-15, 3-5 UMAC).
UWS got 25 points from Xavier Patterson, including 5 treys. Eli Vogel added 15 points and Mason Ackley a double-double of 14 points and 12 boards.
UWS (6-11, 3-4 UMAC) will make up a UMAC home game with Minnesota Morris on Monday night in Superior.