Sports : Friday, 1/6/17

Thursday’s Schedule:


St. Mary’s Springs 51, Howards Grove 50. Zach Austin 13 to lead Springs.

Oakfield 76, Central Wisconsin Christian 30

Girls Basketball:

St. Mary’s Springs 71, Omro 45.

Laconia 42, North Fond du Lac 30. Kiarra Otto with 22 points for Laconia, Nicole Scott with 14 points for NFDL. Laconia’s Caitlyn Tipton scores 12 points, including her 1,000th career point in the win.

Mayville 49, Winnebago Lutheran 33

Campbellsport 52, Berlin 46

Waupun 48, Kettle Moraine Lutheran 42

Plymouth 61, Ripon 42

Oakfield 55, Central Wisconsin Christian 44


Appleton North 47, Fond du Lac 30

Laconia 44, North Fond du Lac/St. Mary’s Springs 31

Lomira 67, Winnebago Lutheran 10

Campbellsport 72, Berlin 10.

Waupun 48, Cudahy/St. Francis/St. Thomas More 12

Omro 35, Mayville 27

Boys High School Basketball on the air tonight, as FVA play continues for the Fond du Lac Cardinals in a road game at Appleton West.  Our coverage begins just after 7 with tipoff scheduled for 7:15 on KFIZ.

UW-Stevens Point men’s basketball coach Bob Semling has been suspended for the remainder of the 2016-17 season amidst what the university calls one of the most severe punishments for an NCAA rules violation in the history of Division III athletics. The university has also imposed a postseason ban on the program for this season, including both the WIAC and NCAA tournaments.

UWSP Director of Athletics Brad Duckworth said the program committed four “major” violations between the 2011-12 and 2015-16 seasons. The most significant violation concerns illegal practices held “outside the institution’s declared playing and practice season.”  Duckworth added that it is too soon to tell if any of the program’s titles, including the 2015 National Championship, will be vacated.

Semling is 262-71 during his 11 plus seasons as the Pointers head coach, and has led the program to two national championships.

Longtime assistant Kent Dernbach will take over as the team’s interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Men’s College Basketball:

Big Ten:

Purdue 76, Ohio State 75

Minnesota 70, Northwestern 66

Nebraska 93, Iowa 90 (2OT)

Women’s College Basketball:

Horizon League:

Green Bay 75, Valparaiso 36

Milwaukee 88, UIC 65