Men’s Basketball Struggles for the Win, Hockey Rises to the Top
Courtesy of Jack McLaughlin

Men’s Basketball Struggles for the Win, Hockey Rises to the Top

Men’s Basketball Loses to Top-Ranked Augustana

In a rematch of last season’s national championship game, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team lost to Augustana 81-58.

UWSP opened up the game with an early 8-3 lead, but it would be the only time the team would be ahead as Augustana took control the rest of the game. Senior Sean McGann led the way scoring 18 points, while Stephen Pelkofer added 10, and Luke Zuiker tallied eight in the loss.

The Pointers next play at North Central on Dec. 9.

Women’s Basketball Beats Ranked Opponent

Allie Micelli’s career day led the UWSP women’s basketball team to a 63-60 win over 23-ranked Carthage on Saturday.

Micelli recorded her second career double-double, scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Autumn Hennes joined Micelli scoring in the double-digits with 17 points, including the game-winning layup that put UWSP in the lead. Lexi Roland also scored eight points, while Lauren Anklam added seven more points for UWSP.

The Pointers next play at Illinois Wesleyan on Dec. 12.

Men’s Hockey Split Games

UWSP men’s hockey team went 1-1 over the weekend losing to UW-River Falls and defeating UW-Superior.

Against UW-River Falls, the Pointers gave up two goals and lost 3-2 after tying the game from the first career goal of Nathan Harris. Joe Kalisz also scored for UWSP, while goaltender Max Milosek made 28 saves.

Against UW-Superior, Lawrence Cornellier recorded his first career hat-trick leading UWSP to a 5-3 win. Jono Davis and Joey Haydock each scored a goal, while Milosek made 15 saves for the win.

The Pointers travel to Northland on Dec. 11 for their next game.

Women’s Hockey Goes Undefeated against UW-Eau Claire

UWSP women’s hockey tied and defeated UW-Eau Claire in two games this past weekend.

In the first game, the teams skated to a 3-3 tie as Emily Lester, Ellie Punnett and Lauren Smith scored for the Pointers. In net, UWSP goaltender Sydney Conley made 17 saves.

The next night, UWSP defeated Blugold 3-2 after scoring three goals in the second period. Cara Lemirande, Logan Harper and Kat Nejedlo each scored for the Pointers, while goaltender Lisa Fowle made 26 saves for her fourth win of the season.

The Pointers next play at St. Thomas on Dec. 12.

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