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Bucks rein in Mavericks

The Milwaukee Bucks have now rattled off two victories since their loss to the Chicago Bulls, this time beating the Dallas Mavericks 124-115.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded a game-high 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, but he also received plenty of help from his supporting cast. Grayson Allen drilled seven three-pointers en route to a season-high 25 points, while the Bucks also saw Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez, Jevon Carter, and Jrue Holiday reach double figures. 

 

The Bucks kept the Mavericks chasing them the entire night, jumping out to a 41-33 advantage after the first quarter and outscored them for three of the four quarters. The Mavericks would trim it to a one-point deficit in the third quarter, by a 10-0 run by the Bucks put the game out of reach the rest of the way, Dallas' Luka Doncic had 27 points, 12 assists, and five rebounds in the loss for the Mavericks.

 

The Bucks will play their next game at the Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday. 

Badgers name Fickell new head football coach

The Wisconsin Badgers shocked their football team and their fan base Sunday night when they announced Cincinnati's Luke Fickell as its new head coach.

 

It had appeared to be interim head coach Jim Leonhard's coach to lose after joining the Badgers' coaching staff in 2016 as its defensive backs coach before taking the reins of the defense a year later. The Badgers went 4-3 with Leonhard at the helm, including Saturday's 23-16 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He was able to keep the Badgers' bowl streak alive at 21.

 

Enter Fickell, who had been coaching the Bearcats to a 9-3 record after taking the team to the College Football Playoff last season. He was 57-18 in six seasons with the Bearcats. He passed on several notable jobs in the past, including Notre Dame and Michigan State, before settling on the Badgers job.

 

 


Eagles run Packers' playoff hopes into the ground

The Green Bay Packers' defense gave up over 350 yards on the ground in front of a national audience as they lost their eighth game of the season 40-33.

 

The combination of rushes from Jalen Hurts (157 yards) and Miles Sanders (143 yards) did most of the damage as their long runs set up a pair of touchdowns to put the Eagles up 13-0 early. The Packers would get on the scoreboard later in the first quarter when A.J. Dillion rumbled in from 20 yards out. Aaron Rodgers responded to an early interception to find Randall Cobb in the endzone to put them up 14-13 at the end of the first quarter.

 

The two teams would trade scores early in the second quarter with Sanders scoring for the Eagles and Aaron Jones finding the endzone on a second Rodgers touchdown pass after his second interception. The Jones score was set up after a forced fumble had Quay Walker almost scoring the touchdown himself on a scoop-and-score. The Packers would fail at preserving the tie as the Eagles were able to make it 27-20 with just seconds remaining in the second quarter.

 

The Eagles would make it a two-score game when their defense turned away the Packers on their opening drive of the second half, and Hurts found A.J. Brown in the end zone to make it 34-20. The two teams would trade field goals the rest of the way with one notable exception. After Rodgers hurt his oblique late in the third quarter and was pulled in the fourth quarter, Jordan Love found Christian Watson on a 63-yard pass and catch that brought the Packers to within a score. Love would end his night 6-of-9 for 113 yards and the touchdown pass.

 

Rodgers said after the game that he is not ruling himself out of any game until the Packers' playoff hopes are officially dashed, which could occur next week when they travel to Chicago to face the Bears. 

Packers travel to Philadelphia to take on top seeded Eagles

The Green Bay Packers had a long week to prepare for their upcoming primetime matchup against the one-loss Philadelphia Eagles. 

 

The Packers struggles of late have been well documented, losing six of their last seven games, and needing a last second field goal in overtime against the Cowboys to avoid being on a seven game losing streak. One bright spot of the recent seasons has been Wide Receiver Christian Watson, who has caught five touchdowns in the past two weeks. Green Bay will be looking for more from Watson and the offense in order to keep up with the high powered Eagles. 

 

Reports from Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers himself have come out that Rodgers has been playing with a broken thumb since Week 5 in London where the Packers lost to the Giants. 

 

The Eagles have been cruising throughout the season, as they welcome in the Packers with a 9-1 record. That record has been because of stellar Quarterback play, as Jalen Hurts has taken a big step up for Philadelphia to lead them to the overall one seed in the NFC so far. 

 

The game is set for 7:30 P.M. Sunday night in Philadelphia. 

Flames burn Phoenix men

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team could not extinguish their former Horizon League foes as the UIC Flames won the game 78-64.

 

The Flames never looked back after opening the game with a 12-4 advantage. They would carry that advantage to halftime when they took a 36-29 advantage into the break. The second half lacked any rhythm as the two teams combined for 31 fouls. The seven-point lead would be as close as the Phoenix would get as the Flames would double their advantage by the end of the game. 

 

Brock Heffner's 19 led the Phoenix with Clarence Cummings III scoring ten points while Davin Ziegler and Cade Meyer added eight points each.

 

They welcome UW-Milwaukee to Green Bay on December 1st for a 7 p.m. tip. 

Clippers boys grind past Cougars

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers finished the M&O/Packerland Thanksgiving Challenge with a tough physical game against the Coleman Cougars. The Clippers got out to a great start, going on a run to go up 8 early on. The Cougars fought back to within 4 late in the first half but the Clippers were able to answer with a run of their own to be up by 11 at halftime. Coming out of the half the Cougars had a nice push to get within 5 before the Clippers settled back in and were able to keep the differential at 7 for the majority of the remainder of the second half. Finishing the game by hitting their free throws, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers won against the Coleman Cougars 55-47. Sturgeon Bay will be back in action Thursday, December 1st for an away game against Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran.

 

Final Score:
     Sturgeon Bay - 55
Aune-24, Evers-9, Ulberg-8, Richard-8, Starr-4, Hubbard-2
     Coleman - 47
Tennis-12, Olsen-9, Hockers-8, Kurth-7, VanDeWalle-6, Mongin-3, Kostreva-2

Phoenix take on Flames

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team has gotten off to a rough start so far in the beginning of the season, dropping every game they’ve played for a 0-5 start. They will take on UIC on Saturday night. 

 

Ten transfers out of 15 total players from last year’s team is what head coach Will Ryan had to replace going into the offseason, and he found transfer Zae Blake from Southwest Mississippi Community College, who has averaged a team high 9.8 points per game. Green Bay has not been close in any particular games that they have played, with their closest loss being 11 to the Wisconsin Badgers. 

 

UIC has had a strong start to their new season, opening up their first six games with a 4-2 record. Those four wins include impressive games with a win over Jacksonville State and a close loss to a well known March Madness team, Loyola Chicago. 

 

The game is set to tip off at 6:00 P.M. at the Kress Center in Green Bay.

Badgers host Golden Gophers in fight for Paul Bunyan's Axe

It is Axe Week for the Wisconsin Badgers as they host their rivals the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Wisconsin is fresh off of a win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers last week by way of a 15-14 last second win. With 35 seconds remaining, Junior Quarterback Graham Mertz took a sneak up the middle that gave Wisconsin the 15-14 lead. Strong second half play from the defense shut the door on the Cornhuskers chances to win. Now the Badgers will turn their attention to their rivals to the west, the Minnesota Gophers. Fueled by the loss last season, Wisconsin will look to get the axe back in their possession, and finish the season off strong before their bowl game. 

 

 

Minnesota is 7-4 on the season and is third in the Big Ten West going into the matchup with the Badgers. The Golden Gophers are led by Running Back Mohammed Ibrahim and long time Quarterback Tanner Morgan. Minnesota is coming off of a 13-10 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes, and will be looking to keep the axe where it is, in Minneapolis. 

 

The Badgers and Gophers are set to kick off at 2:30 P.M. 

Southern Door girls edges Denmark

The pendulum swung back and forth between Southern Door and Denmark before it settled in the Eagles' favor in a 59-58 victory.

 

Ashlyn Delfosse saved the day for the Eagles, hitting four three-pointers in the second half en route to 15 points in the second half and 21 points for the game. Bella Price added 11 points in the win for the Eagles. 

 

Kiarrah Micolichela helped make things interesting in the second half for the Vikings, scoring 13 of her team-high 16 points in the second half. 

Sturgeon Bay boys can't catch Crivitz

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers boys' basketball team fell into a hole that only got deeper in their matchup against Crivitz on Friday.

 

The Wolverines jumped out to a 37-29 lead and nearly matched it in the second half as they beat the Clippers 73-53. Isaak Aune led the way for the Clippers with 13 points. Calvin Richard hit three three-pointers en route to an 11-point evening while Gannon Evers added 10 points.

 

The Wolverines matched the effort thanks to Jackson Flowers' 16 points and Cashton Mertens' 15 points.

 

The Clippers play again on Saturday when they battle Coleman. 

Phoenix women end St. Pete Showcase run with win

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team ended their Florida tour with a weekend split after topping Northeastern Friday afternoon 56-46.

 

The two teams went back and forth for the game's first three quarters, leaving the Huskies holding a two-point lead entering the final frame. The Phoenix would end the game outscoring the Huskies 25-13. The key stretch of the game was when the Phoenix made four consecutive shots from deep (two by Sydney Levy, one from Jasmine Kondrakiewicz and Tatum Koenig) in a two-and-a-half span.

 

Sydney Levy and Jasmine Kondrakiewicz led the Phoenix to victory with 14 and 10 points apiece. 

 

The Phoenix are back in action on December 1st when they head to Milwaukee to face the Panthers.

Hepburn leads Badgers to third place finish in Bahamas

The Wisconsin Badgers bounced back nicely after their heartbreaking loss to Kansas with a close victory over the USC Trojans 64-59 Friday afternoon. 

 

The offense of the Badgers came to play right away as Chucky Hepburn had a hand in 11 of the first 13 points Wisconsin scored in the game. USC was right with the Badgers the whole game, as Wisconsin never had a lead bigger than 5 points throughout the whole game. After some strong play from Jordan Davis and Isaac Lindsey before the break, the Badgers went into halftime leading by two, 36-24. 

 

The Trojans came out strong in the second half, leading by as much as seven points at one point. Connor Essegian kept Wisconsin in the game throughout the second half, as he and Chucky Hepburn would be key for matching runs against the Trojans offense. Hepburn would hit the dagger with 1:07 remaining to play and the Badgers would finish 3rd in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Nassau. 

 

Hepburn finished the game with 17 points, alongside Tyler Wahl with 14 points and sharpshooting freshman Connor Essegian put in 12 points on four threes as well. For the Trojans, Drew Peterson led the way with 17 points, and star point guard Boogie Ellis would add 15 himself. 

 

Wisconsin will travel home from the Bahamas to take on Wake Forest at the Kohl Center on Thursday for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. 

Southern Door girls head to Denmark for invite

The Southern Door girls' basketball team will face four regional rivals in their first tournament of the year in Denmark.

 

Cedar Grove-Belgium, Denmark, and Two Rivers will all be featured in the two-day tournament. Games will take place at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and noon and 2 p.m. for the Saturday games that will decide the placement in the tournament. 

 

After being forced into overtime, the Eagles outscored Shiocton Indians 13-9 to take the game 57-53. Callie Miller led the way with 22 points while Isabella Price added 11 points and Alianna Dufek scored 10 points in the victory. 

Clippers take on Crivitz in Packerland/M&O Challenge

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will take part in the Packerland/M&O Challenge this weekend, as they will take on Crivitz. 

 

Sturgeon Bay fell short in their opener to the Chilton Tigers by a score of 61-49. The Clippers allowed the Tigers to shoot 41.7% from the three point line, which was enough for Chilton to take home the win. Sturgeon Bay was led by Isaak Aune, who was able to lead the team throughout the loss, alongside of guard Garrett Ulberg. 

 

The Crivitz Wolves will open their season up against the Sturgeon Bay Clippers, but are coming off of a very successful season last year. The Wolves were 18-7 overall last year, while being 15-1 in M&O conference play. Crivitz is bringing back 6’3” wing Sean Christiansen, who averaged 16.4 points per game last season. The Wolves will be a tough test for the Clippers Friday evening. 

 

The Wolves and Clippers are set to tip at 5:00 P.M. in Crivitz. 

Lady Phoenix fall late to Gators

The Green Bay Phoenix went toe to toe with their SEC opponent for three and a half quarters, but a late run by the Florida Gators sank them by a score of 61-52.

 

The Gators were fueled in their fourth quarter by their ability to get to the line. They went to the line 14 times, converting 10 of them en route to a 20-8 fourth quarter. Callie Genke led the Phoenix with 10 points and six rebounds. Hailey Oskey chipped in with nine points and six rebounds. Jasmine Kondrakiewicz also tacked on eight points off the bench.

 

The Phoenix will continue their run at the St. Pete Showcase with a matchup against Northeastern on Friday at 1 p.m.

Badgers beat by buzzer-beater by Jayhawks

The Wisconsin Badgers made a furious comeback at the Battle for Atlantis Tournament, only to come up short on a clutch shot to lose to Kansas 69-68.

 

Trailing the Jayhawks 33-20 at the break, the Badgers stormed back to outscore their opponents to force the extra frame. Leading the comeback was Grant Wahl, who scored 14 points of his team-high 23 points in the second half. Wahl scored nine straight points in the last three and a half minutes of regulation. 

 

The hero ended up being Kansas' Bobby Pettiford Jr., who scored his only points of the game when he followed up on a missed three-pointer and converted the layup with just fractions of a second remaining on the clock. 

 

The Badgers are back in action on Friday when they battle USC at noon. 

Lady Phoenix takes travel down south for St. Pete's Showcase

The Green Bay Phoenix womens’ basketball team will head down to St. Petersburg, Florida to take part in the St. Pete’s Showcase. 

 

The Phoenix will take on the Florida Gators Thursday afternoon at the McArthur Center. Green Bay is 2-1 on the season, with their only loss coming against the Drake Bulldogs in their season opener. Luxemburg Casco native Cassie Schiltz has been the leading scorer so far for the Phoenix, averaging 12.3 points per game on 50% shooting from the field. Green Bay will have their hands full with the Florida Gators, who play out of the SEC. 

 

Florida has had a strong start to their season, winning four out of their first five games for a 4-1 record. The Gators only loss came from their local rival Florida State, 92-77. The Gators will have a bit of a home court advantage, as they are around 2 hours away from the McArthur Center, which will cause for a Gator filled crowd. Florida is led by Leilani Correa, who averages 16.6 points per game. 

 

The matchup between the Phoenix and Gators is set to tip at 2:00 P.M. 

Bucks give up rare game to Bulls

For only the third time in the last few years, the Milwaukee Bucks lost a game to the Chicago Bulls, this time by a 118-113 margin.

 

The two teams played even in the first half with the Bucks holding a slim one point lead heading into the break. DeMar DeRozan led the comeback for the Bulls, scoring 18 of his game-high 36 points in the third quarter as the Bulls took a seven point lead into the fourth quarter. The game was back and forth in the fourth quarter, thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo's 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Coby White and Nikola Vucevic hit key three's down the stretch to steal the victory. Brook Lopez scored 20 points and Grayson Allen, Jrue Holiday, and George Hill also reached double figures for the Bucks in the loss. 

 

The Bucks play the Cavaliers on Friday.

Gamblers hold on for Thanksgiving Eve win

Four first-period goals were almost not enough in the Green Bay Gamblers' 5-3 win over the Madison Capitols.

 

Mykhailo Danylov scored two goals and Peter Kramer and Carter Rose each tacked on tallies of their own in a chaotic first period that saw six total goals. 

 

The Capitols got the game to within one after two periods, but Eli Sebastian pushed it back to a two-goal game in the opening minute of the third period to put the game away for the Gamblers. 

 

The Gamblers continue their homestand on Saturday when the Chicago Steel comes to the Resch Center for a 7:05 puck drop. 

Essegian leads Badgers to win despite poor shooting

A poor shooting performance from the Dayton Flyers combined with some overall solid defense from the Wisconsin Badgers led Wisconsin to an opening round victory over Dayton 43-42 in the Bahamas. 

 

Wisconsin was headlined by freshman guard Connor Essegian who scored 13 points, 11 of them coming in the first half. Wisconsin shot a season low field goal percentage of 23.7%, which was backed by an even worse three point percentage of 22.2%. The Badgers were strong on the defensive end however, as Dayton turned the ball over 17 times throughout the course of the game. The starters for Wisconsin struggled all game, as Steven Crowl finished with nine points, but none of the other starters scored more than three points, including projected stars Tyler Wahl and Chucky Hepburn, who scored 3 and 2 respectively. The Badgers kept their winning streak going, moving their record to 4-0.

 

Dayton was not much better shooting the ball, as they were led by Kobe Elvis’ 16 points. The Flyers shot 30.2% from the field, ultimately being better than Wisconsin, but shot a horrid 14.8% from behind the three point line, ending up 4-27. Dayton falls to 3-2 on the season, with their two losses coming to the Badgers and the UNLV Rebels. 

 

With the win, Wisconsin moves on to the semifinals to take on the third ranked Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas snuck by unranked NC State 80-74 in their opening round matchup before the Badgers took the floor. Wisconsin will have to shoot much better from the field if they want to advance to the finals, as Kansas is a well rounded team led by Gradey Dick, a freshman who scored 25 points against NC State. 

 

Wisconsin and Kansas will tip off from the Bahamas at 10 A.M. Thanksgiving morning.

Brewers trade Renfroe to Angels

If you are an early sleeper, this could come as a surprise, as late last night the Milwaukee Brewers sent Outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Los Angeles Angels for three right handed pitchers. 

 

Renfroe, 30, was a huge part of Milwaukee’s offensive success last season, as he hit 29 home runs and 72 RBIs to go along with a .255 batting average. This move comes in shock to most Brewers fans, as Renfroe was one of the most important pieces to the team. This move comes with rumors that Milwaukee has taken calls about star pitcher Corbin Burnes, so moves could be made from the front office that are unexpected. 

 

The pitchers that Milwaukee will receive in the trade are Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero, and Adam Seminaris. Seminaris appears to be the piece that the front office likes the most, as general manager Dan Arnold spoke about the trade. 

 

Milwaukee will now see their outfield consist of former NL MVP Christian Yelich, Tyrone Taylor, Garrett Mitchell, and potential prospects Sal Frelick and Estuery Ruiz. 

 

It should be an interesting offseason to come for the baseball team down in Milwaukee, and one that could come with some criticism from the fans.

Badgers battle Flyers in Bahamas

The Wisconsin Badgers mens’ basketball team will be heading to the Bahamas for their annual tournament during the thanksgiving week, or more familiarly known as “feast week” to basketball fans. 

 

Wisconsin will be participating in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, which features teams such as Butler, Brigham Young, Dayton, Kansas, NC State, USC, Tennessee, and the Badgers. It was in Las Vegas last season during the Maui Jim Invitational when Wisconsin showed that they were the strong team that they were, and will look to do that again in the Bahamas. 

 

The Badgers are scheduled to take on Dayton Flyers in their opening round matchup, with the winner of third ranked Kansas and NC State meeting the winner of Wisconsin/Dayton. Wisconsin will need to perform better than they did against their last opponent, Wisconsin-Green Bay, as they snuck out with a 56-45 win over the Phoenix. 

 

The Badgers will tip off against the Flyers at 1:30 P.M. 

Boys Basketball Recap: Local teams open with mixed results

With all seven local teams in action from around the area, there were bound to be some varied results on the hardwood. 

 

Kewaunee got the best of Luxemburg-Casco winning 67-51. 

 

Southern Door got their revenge defeating Denmark 62-49. 

 

Algoma trounced NEWCHAA 73-39. 

 

Gibraltar was taken down by Kohler 95-65. 

 

Sevastopol lost to Bonduel 74-28. 

 

Sturgeon Bay fell short to Chilton 61-49. 

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