By Colin Marklowitz —
UW–La Crosse 72, UW–Stout 47
A poor shooting night for the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s basketball team led to a loss in the Blue Devils’ first conference matchup of the season. Stout shot just 34.8 percent from the field and was outrebounded by a 41-32 margin. Jarvis Ragland (Sr, Milwaukee) led Stout in scoring with 13 points while Reggie Kujak (Jr, Blair, Wis.) was top on the team with eight rebounds. Hank Kujak (Jr, Blair, Wis.) added seven points and three steals for the Blue Devils.
Stout will be back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 10 when the Blue Devils host University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Fieldhouse.
UW–Stout 54, UW–La Crosse 52
A double double by Jenna Goldsmith (So, St. Anthony, Minn.) helped propel the Blue Devils to victory as Stout overcame a late comeback attempt by University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in the team’s conference opener Saturday, Dec. 6. After leading by 12 points with just over 11 minutes remaining, La Crosse came back steadily, eventually tying the game at 44 with 5:26 remaining. The teams would go back and forth over the next five minutes, and with the game tied at 52, Kyleigh Hebert (Jr, Spencer, Wis.) managed to sink a running layup with just 17 seconds to go for the game winner. Goldsmith finished with a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds for Stout while Hebert added nine points, four rebounds and four steals.
The Blue Devils hit the court again on Wednesday, Dec. 10 for a 7 p.m. matchup on the road against Stevens Point.
UW–Stevens Point 7, UW–Stout 5
With fifth ranked Stevens Point leading 5-1 late in the second period, things looked bleak for Stout’s hockey team. But three goals in rapid succession, two by Joey Haydock (So, Junction City, Wis.), quickly brought the Blue Devils back into the game. Another Pointers’ goal to start the third period was quickly answered by Shayne Mclaughlin (So, Eau Claire, Wis.), but another Pointers’ goal with under five minutes to go in the game sealed the victory for Stevens Point. Craig Lindegard (So, Hallock, Minn.) had both of Stout’s other goals, while Danny Ray (Jr, Grand Forks, N.D.) and Tyler Cayemberg (So, East Troy, Wis.) each picked up two assists on the night. Goalie Spencer Viele (So, Wildwood, Mo.) stopped 36 shots for the Blue Devils, and Stout finished three for five on the power play.