Lady Yellowjackets upset Pointers

On Sat­ur­day the UWS women’s bas­ket­ball team was tak­ing on a team they had only beaten three times before, Stevens Point. This time the Stevens Point Point­ers were ranked third in the nation, so why would this be any dif­fer­ent than any other time these two met? Sally Linzmeier is the reason.

The Lady Jack­ets were up three points at half­time, if they ended up los­ing it would have been a moral vic­tory as they were play­ing the third ranked team in the entire nation but coach Don­ald Mul­h­ern must have said it wasn’t good enough and Linzmeier responded with vengeance as did the rest of the team.

With ten min­utes left in the game the Point­ers took a six point lead and seemed to be play­ing like the third ranked team in the nation. UWS then took a time­out and they had the look of deter­mi­na­tion in their eyes.

Over the next three min­utes UWS man­aged to put together a lead thanks to some free throws by Con­nie Urman­ski and a layup by Linzmeier to take the lead 55–53 with seven min­utes left. The two team con­tin­ued to bat­tle back and forth, trad­ing bas­ket for bas­ket. Then with 3:10 left in the game, with UWS down 61–63, it turned into Linzmeier time.
Linzmeier went on to score seven straight points for the Lady Jack­ets, mak­ing a layup to tie the game at 63 and then hit­ting a three point shot and con­vert­ing a missed layup by the Point­ers into a layup of her own to give UWS the lead with a minute left.

The Point­ers were able to score a bucket with 40 sec­onds left mak­ing it a 68–65 con­test. Urman­ski grabbed a missed Point­ers shot and was fouled. Urman­ski then hit both free throw to seal the deal for the Lady Jack­ets and upset the third ranked Point­ers. Notch­ing just their fourth ever win against them.

With her per­for­mance in this game and of a game ear­lier in the week Linzmeier was named the Wis­con­sin Inter­col­le­giate Ath­letic Con­fer­ence player of the week. Linzmeier has tal­lied 46 points on 20–30 shoot­ing this past week and has helped the Lady Jack­ets to a 4–1 sea­son start.

The Lady Jack­ets are in action again, on the road though, Wednes­day against UW-Stout at 7p.m.

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