UW-Stout steals the show
UW-Stout women's basketball made Martin Luther College's night miserable, turning the Knights over 29 times en route to a 75-34 shellacking.
Bailey Diersen was the prime pickpocket, recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 steals. The school record is 11, set by Cindy Hovet in 1991 against Marian.
As for the team, the Blue Devils were six steals off the program record, set in 1997 against Buffalo State.
Stout held Martin Luther to 13 points in the second half as the Blue Devils moved to 7-0. Kyncaide Diedrich scored 14 points, while Keysha Hazelton notched a career-high 13.
Blue Devils make all-star games
UW-Stout offensive lineman Caleb Adams, defensive back Levi Wolf, long snapper Clay Dziekan and kicker Drew Pearson were all selected to play in postseason all-star games. Adams and Dziekan will play in the National Bowl, Wolf in the Small College Showcase and Pearson in the D3 Senior Bowl Classic.
Loomis opens season in Norway
Eau Claire Olympian Ben Loomis opened the ski season in World Cup action at Lillehammer, Norway last weekend, taking 49th and 51st in two Nordic Combined events. Taylor Fletcher was the top American. Loomis will return for Continental Cup action this weekend at Steamboat Springs, Colo, and the following week at Park City, Ut.
Nelson gets double-double
Brianna Nelson recorded a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds as Eleva-Strum moved to 5-1 with a 53-21 victory against Elmwood/Plum City. Olivia Winjue had 11 points.
Elmwood/Plum City 43, Immanuel Lutheran 27: Luke Webb had 13 points, while Nic Forster added 11 for the Timberwolves. Ben Oster paced the Lancers with 10.
Spring Valley 76, Alma-Pepin 26: Aaron Borgerding scored 20, Dylan Bosshart 13 and Cade Hannack 11 as the Cardinals earned a blowout victory.