Yellowjackets report: UWS win streak ended by Hamline

Jan. 13—Wisconsin-Superior's men's hockey win streak came to a screeching halt after Hamline scored all five of its goals in the second period of a 5-0 nonconference shutout victory over the Yellowjackets on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Wessman Arena.

The flurry, which came in a 12:56 span of the middle frame, included goals from five different players and two assists from Jordon Halverson.

On the other end, Hamline goalie Maximillian Haselbacher was equal to all 40 shots he faced, while UWS changed goalies after the Pipers' fourth goal. Jan Skorpik made 11 saves over the first 35 minutes, while Jack Boschert stopped six shots in relief.

UWS (10-7-0), which had won five in a row, returns to Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Friday, Jan. 19 vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire at Wessman Arena.

A single made free throw with 1.2 seconds remaining by J'Vaun Walker proved to be the winning margin in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference basketball game that went from cold to hot in the second half before Wisconsin-Superior edged North Central 68-67.

Saturday's game in Minneapolis was tied 22-22 at the half after neither side made 30% of its field-goal attempts over the first 20 minutes.

However, things sparked to life on both ends, with both sides doubling their first-half outputs. UWS used a 9-0 run to lead 55-47 with 7:27 to play, only for the Rams to pull ahead with 3:58 left. The teams went possession for possession from there before back-to-back North Central buckets tied it at 67 with 44 seconds left. UWS turned it over before the Rams missed with five seconds left and then fouled Walker in the act of shooting. He made the second of two free throws and the Yellowjackets survived a desperation play at the buzzer.

Walker led all scorers with 22 points, while Josef Fahrenholtz added 15 points and nine rebounds.

UWS (10-5, 3-2 UMAC) returns home to face Bethany Lutheran on Friday night.

The offense dried up for Wisconsin-Superior in the second half, leading to a 70-59 UMAC loss at North Central on Saturday, Jan. 13, the Yellowjackets' first in conference play this season.

UWS held a 41-34 edge at halftime but made barely 20% (7-of-34) of their field-goal attempts after the break, including missing all six of their tries from 3-point range. NiNi Davenport gave the Rams their first lead of the second half on a 3-pointer with 1:01 left in the third quarter, and North Central outscored UWS 19-10 over the final 10 minutes.

Elise Besonen led UWS with 15 points, while Charlotte Ferstl added 14 points and eight rebounds.

UWS (8-8, 4-1 UMAC) will host Bethany Lutheran on Friday, Jan. 19.

Wisconsin-Superior was even with Wisconsin-Eau Claire halfway though their Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's hockey game, but a pair of goals from Ellie Anderson provided much of the margin as the Blugolds earned a 5-2 win on Saturday, Jan. 13 in Eau Claire.

Ashton Parnell's goal for the Yellowjackets at the 8:09 mark of the second period made it a 2-2 game, but Anderson scored her first of two tallies about three minutes later, then made it a two-goal game with 8:46 remaining in the third period.

Brynn MacLean scored the game's opening goal for UWS (4-13-1), which was outshot 48-14. Rose Beeman made 43 saves.

The Yellowjackets will face top-ranked Wisconsin-River Falls in a series starting Thursday, Jan. 18 in Superior.