Pointers Roundup: Women's Hoops Wins, Hockey Beats River Falls

DECATUR, Ill – The UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team kicked off the 2012-13 season Friday evening with a 65-50 win over Millikin University in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. at the Griswold Center.
The Pointers took a 44-27 lead into halftime, shooting 53-percent (17-32) from the floor.

Preseason All-American pick Sam Barber (Schofield, WI/D.C. Everest/Winona St.) led all scorers with 27 points shooting 9-for-13 from the floor, including 5-of-7 from behind the arc.

Elsewhere for the Pointers, Myranda Tyler (Grafton, WI/Grafton) chipped in 10 points and five rebounds while Brooke Allen (Barneveld, WI/Barneveld) tallied seven points in the victory. All 16 Pointer saw playing time in the contest.

Williams led the way for the Big Blue, recording 10 points and seven rebounds.

UWSP held Millikin to just 3-of-19 from three-point range (.158) and 18-of-59 (.305) from the floor for the game.

UW-Stevens Point (1-0) returns to action Saturday when it faces No.1-ranked Calvin College, 78-72 winners of their opening-round match-up with No. 3 St.Thomas, in day two of the tournament. Action is set for 4 p.m.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Kyle Heck (Plover, WI/SPASH) and Johnny Meo (Vernon Hills, IL/Ursuline) each tallied two goals on Friday evening as the UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team picked up its first Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) victory of the season with a 6-1 win over the Falcons.

Senior captain Jerry Freismuth (Grosse Pointe, MI/North) started the scoring early in the evening, recording his first goal of the season just 1:28 into the opening period, giving UWSP the 1-0 edge.

Heck scored a pair of goals in the second period, one at the 5:08 mark of the period and another on the power play less than a minute later, giving the Pointers the 3-0 advantage.

Jon Bockman made it 4-0 Pointers at the 11:28 mark of the second before UW-River Falls managed to strike back with an even-strength goal at 18:52. The Pointers held a 4-1 lead heading into the third.

In the final period, Meo lit the lamp with his first two goals of the season, one just 19 seconds into the third and the second at the 14:04 mark of the final stanza.

Brandon Jaeger (Champlin, MN/Champlin Park) picked up the win in net for the Pointers, stopping 13 of the 14 shots on net. Scott Lewan suffered the loss, allowing all six Pointer goals before leaving the game in the third.

UW-Stevens Point (4-4-0, 1-4-0 NCHA) and UW-River Falls (4-3-0, 0-3-0 NCHA) return to the ice at K.B. Willett Arena Saturday evening for the final game of the weekend series. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to The Cupboard, UWSP's student food pantry.


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