Montclair State's 34-game regular season win streak snapped in loss
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- No. 25 Vassar scored the final six points as the Brewers snapped No. 3 Montclair State's 34-game regular-season unbeaten streak with a 63-58 win against the Red Hawks on Wednesday evening.
Junior Melissa Tobie registered a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds while senior Nicosia Henry had 16 points for Montclair (6-1), which hadn't lost a regular-season contest since Feb. 1, 2012, in a 58-53 loss at William Paterson. MSU won the final three regular-season games that season and went 25-0 last year before adding six consecutive wins to open the 2013-14 campaign.
No. 9 Wisconsin-Whitewater 80, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 69
WHITEWATER, Wis. -- The ninth-ranked Warhawks improved to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in league play with an 80-69 win against Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Pointers fall to 5-2 and 1-1 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Warhawks allowed just two three pointers in the second half with Point totaling 8-14, 57 percent, from behind the arc. UW-W was an efficient 7-11, 64 percent from downtown in the game. The game was won at the charity stripe. Whitewater was 21-32 compared to 3-11 for UW-SP.
Mary Merg tallied a double-double leading all players with 17 points and ten boards, all off the defensive glass. Thill added 16 points including 3-3 from three-point range adding four steals. Stewart was a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line and went 3-5 from the field for 12 points. Katie Burton posted 11 in the game. Leading UW-SP was Kaitlyn Jacobs with 15 points and eight rebounds.
No. 10 St. Thomas (Minn.) 80, Hamline 58
Taylor Young scored 21 points and the visiting Tommies (6-1 overall, 4-0 MIAC) pushed their women’s basketball win streak to six with Wednesday night’s 85-58 conference victory at Hamline (0-5, 0-4).
The No. 10-ranked Toms stayed tied with Bethel at 4-0 atop the MIAC standings early in the 22-game race. St. Thomas shot 53 percent from the floor and had a 53-26 rebounding advantage.
Maggie Weiers added nine points and 14 rebounds; Kelly Brandenburg scored 19 points; and Anna Smith added 14 points and six rebounds.