Last week in sports

By Stephen Eibes —

Men’s Hockey

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The men’s hockey team lost their fourth straight game, losing back-to-back home games to the No. 6 ranked University of Wisconsin–River Falls Friday and Saturday. In both losses, the Blue Devils were outscored by the Falcons 4-8. The first game ended 3-2; the Falcons scored all three of their goals in the first period. Justin Moody (So, Grand Forks, N.D.) made the game a little closer with two goals for the Blue Devils, but they eventually came up short. In the second loss, the game was not as close, as Stout lost 5-2. Tyler Cayemberg (So, East Troy, Wis.) and Joey Haydock (So, Junction City, Wis.) both scored early goals for Stout to bring the game to 2-2, but the Falcons stormed back and scored three unanswered goals to take the game. Stout will close out the regular season in two consecutive home games Feb. 19 and 20 at 7:30 and 8 p.m., first against the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugolds, and then against University of Wisconsin–Superior Yellowjackets.

Women’s Basketball

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The University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s basketball team dropped two games last week, first against University of Wisconsin–River Falls and then against University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. In the River Falls loss, Stout came out of the gates slow, but soon stormed back. They could not pull out the win in the final seconds, losing 51-49. Jenna Goldsmith (So, St. Anthony, Minn.) led the team with 15 points and nine rebounds. In the Stevens Point loss, the Blue Devils played a very rough and gritty game. The two teams combined for 55 total personal fouls and 37 total turnovers. Stout fought the entire way, but eventually came up short 68-64.  Kyleigh Hebert (Jr, Spencer, Wis.) scored 14 points for the Blue Devils, going 8 of 9 at the free throw line. The Blue Devils look to win their last two games of the season. Their last home game will be Wed. 18 at 7 p.m. in Johnson Fieldhouse.

Men’s Basketball

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Last week the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s basketball team lost two conference games, bringing their conference record to 0-14 on the season. Stout first lost Wednesday to the University of Wisconsin–River Falls 77-73. The  Blue Devils fell behind early, but came back to bring the game within four points on two John Keefe (Fr, Medford, Wis.) 3-pointers, but this could not overcome the Falcons. In the second game, Stout was blown out by the No. 12 ranked Stevens Point Pointers. Stout shot only 33.3 percent from the floor, compared to 64.2 percent by the Pointers. Jarvis Ragland (Sr, Milwaukee, Wis.) scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Blue Devils. Stout will look to try and grab that elusive conference win this week to avoid going 0-16 in conference play. The last home game of the season will be this Saturday Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. against the No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks.

Track and Field

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Last week, the men and women’s track and field teams competed at the University of St. Thomas Showcase Friday, Feb. 13. Stout finished first in the women’s 4×400 meter relay with help from Meagan Ward (Sr, Eau Claire, Wis.), Alex Titterud (Sr, Lino Lakes, Minn.), Molly Brion (Jr, Cameron, Wis.) and Jordan Kelch (Sr, Menomonie, Wis.). The 4×400 team posted a time of 4.4.40, more than six seconds faster than the second place time. The men’s team had one second place finisher, Patrick Jenkins (Sr, Cambridge, Wis.) in the 3000-meter run, and two third place finishers; Paul VanGrinsven (Sr, Little Chute, Wis.) in the 5000-meter run and Nick Lubinski (Jr, Hudson, Wis.) in the long jump.

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