Sports 02.15.17

15 February 2017 Sports

Boys Basketball

Ripon 76, Kewaskum 33-Eddie Muench paced the #1 ranked Tigers with 27 points and Ben Vander Plas added 14.
Waupun 76, Berlin 51-Brady Polk led the Indians with 14 points.
Omro 82,  North Fond du Lac 66
Appleton East 51, Oshkosh West 33
Valley Christian 87, Stockbridge 72
Adams-Friendship 45, Necedah 37
Dodgeland 61, St. Lawrence Seminary 59
Fond du Lac 68, Kimberly 65
Horicon 48, Johnson Creek 33
Kettle Moraine Lutheran 67, Plymouth 59
Laconia 49, Lomira 38
Mauston 70, West Salem 55
Neenah 72, Appleton North 53
Oshkosh North 73, Kaukauna 54
Seymour 69, New London 55
Watertown 55, Hustisford Union 49
Wild Rose 55, Tigerton 47
Winneconne 65, Campbellsport 59
Wisconsin Dells 70, River Valley 57
Wisconsin Lutheran 58, Beaver Dam 45

Girls Basketball

Appelton East 56, New London 39
Campbellsport 47, Winnebago Lutheran Academy 39
Central Wisconsin Christian 60, Oakfield 47
Fox Valley Lutheran 43, Clintonville 21
Horicon 43, Williams Bay 29
Hustisford 50, Johnson Creek 29
Kettle Moraine Lutheran 58, Port Washington 50
Little Chute 46, Freedom 45
Lodi 61, Westfield Area 14
Lourdes Academy 86 Wayland Academy 15
Markesan 30, Randolph 25
Mauston 47, Black River Falls 31
Nekoosa 44, Medford Area 38
Onalaska 65, Tomah 59
Plymouth 74. Kewaskum 51
Princeton/Green Lake 53, Cambria-Friesland 44
Rio 48, Abundant Life Christian/St. Ambrose 30
Tigerton 46, Wild Rose 45
Tri-County 79, Gresham Community 46
Wisconsin Dells 56, River Valley 30
Wrightstown 63, Waupaca 34

Boys Hockey

Brookfield East Co-op 8, Fond du Lac 5
Waupaca 2, Oshkosh North Co-op 1
West Bend West Co-op 6, Beaver Dam Co-op 1


Stroman, McHugh, Odorizzi win; Wacha, Anderson, Walker lose

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Toronto’s Marcus Stroman, Houston’s Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay’s Jake Odorizzi have won their salary arbitration cases, and St. Louis’ Michael Wacha, Milwaukee’s Chase Anderson and Arizona’s Taijuan Walker have lost.

Decisions for all six starting pitchers, eligible for arbitration for the first time, were announced Tuesday.

Teams and players have split 12 decisions this winter. Four players, all relief pitchers, remain scheduled for hearings this week: the New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances, Baltimore’s Brad Brach, the Chicago Cubs’ Pedro Strop and Pittsburgh’s Tony Watson.

The sides are on track for 16 hearings, the most since teams won 10 of 16 decisions in 1994.


James, Cavs hold off Wiggins, Wolves, 116-108

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds to turn back a charge from Andrew Wiggins and help the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

Channing Frye had 21 points and 10 rebounds while starting for All-Star Kevin Love, who will miss at least the next six weeks after having surgery on his left knee. Kyre Irving scored 25 points for the Cavs and James sealed the victory with a stepback 3-pointer with two minutes to play.

Wiggins scored 41 points against the team that drafted him and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 for the Wolves, who finished a six-game homestand at 2-4. The Wolves allowed Cleveland to shoot 51 percent and hit 13 3s.


Gibson makes 37 saves to help Ducks beat Wild 1-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — John Gibson made 37 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, rookie Joseph Cramarossa scored his fourth goal and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Gibson stalled the league’s fourth-highest scoring team, beating Minnesota and former coach Bruce Boudreau for the first time in three meetings.

The Wild were 0 for 5 on the power play and lost in regulation for the first time in six games and the fifth time since the start of December, a span of 34 games. Devan Dubnyk made 22 saves.

Cramarossa scored for the first time in 16 games 4:38 into the first period. Corey Perry’s shot from Dubnyk’s left side was stopped, but the puck dropped near Dubnyk’s feet and Cramarossa alertly tapped it in.

Following the goal, Anaheim went nearly 10 minutes without a shot. Gibson had the cushion he needed, though.


Ellis’ 3-pointers help Michigan State beat Ohio State 74-66

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Alvin Ellis scored 15 of his 18 points with a 3-point barrage in the first half and Michigan State went on to beat Ohio State 74-66 Tuesday night.

Miles Bridges had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Nick Ward scored 15 for Michigan State (16-10, 8-5 Big Ten), which has won four of five.

The Buckeyes (15-12, 5-9) have lost four of six.

Ohio State’s Marc Loving scored 22 points and reserve JaQuan Lyle scored all 10 of his points in the first half.

Ellis made five 3-pointers in a 3:38 span of the first half, helping the Spartans take a 21-12 lead and stunning the crowd because the senior was averaging just six points a game.

The Spartans scored the first six points of the second half, building a 12-point lead. Ohio State rallied with a 17-6 run to pull within one point.

Michigan State finished off the Buckeyes by outscoring them 12-2 to take an 11-point lead and they were able to keep a comfortable cushion.


Wilder scores 38, W. Michigan defeats Bowling Green 89-79

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Thomas Wilder went off for a career-high 38 points — 31 after halftime — as Western Michigan broke away late from Bowling Green in an 89-79 win on Tuesday night, continuing a late-season surge.

Western Michigan (10-15, 6-7 Mid-American Conference) has won three straight and four of five, rebounding from a four-game losing streak.

Tucker Haymond, 16 points and 10 rebounds, knocked down a jump shot to break a 63-63 tie with 8:07 to play, sparking a 9-0 run for the Broncos over the next two minutes. Bowling Green came as close as four after that, but Wilder closed the game with six straight free throws and a layup.

Wilder finished 11 of 17 from the floor and 15-for-15 shooting at the line.

Western Michigan was 31 of 37 at the free-throw line as Bowling Green was called for a season-high 30 fouls, losing two of their top four scorers.

Rodrick Caldwell led the Falcons (11-15, 5-8) with 15 points, Zack Denny and Dylan Frye 13 each.


Massinburg scores 6 in final minute, lifts Buffalo past CMU

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Willie Conner scored 22 points, and CJ Massinburg had six of his 20 points in the final minute to help Buffalo pull away and beat Central Michigan 99-93 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight win.

Central Michigan’s Braylon Rayson made two free throws and then converted a 4-point play to tie the game at 93 with 1:19 remaining. Massinburg answered with a jumper with 43 seconds to go, and Marcus Keene missed a jumper on the Chippewas’ next possession. Blake Hamilton grabbed the rebound and Massinburg shot 4 of 4 from the line to seal it.

Conner was 7 of 13 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Massinburg was 5-of-13 shooting, made three 3s and all seven free-throw attempts for Buffalo (14-12, 8-5 Mid-American Conference), who had six score in double figures.

Rayson scored 28 points to lead Central Michigan (16-10, 6-7). Keene added 27 points, and is now the program’s single-season scoring leader with 775.