UW-River Falls Falcon sports updateUW-River Falls’ senior basketball player Shane Manor posted back-to-back 18 point games, Maranda Dohrn set a career rebound mark, the Falcon men's hockey team defeated St. Norbert College in Green bay, and the women’s hockey team swept Marian in last week's college sports action.
Men’s Basketball: Manor posts back-to-back 18 point games
UW-River Falls’ senior Shane Manor continued to make his case for All-American and the Falcons men’s basketball team remained tied for first place in the WIAC as Manor led the team to victories over UW-Stout and UW-Platteville last week.
Manor scored a team-high 18 points in both wins, adding ten rebounds to his stat line in the Falcons’ 72-50 victory at Stout last Wednesday and hitting 8-of-12 shots from the field in UWRF’s 61-53 home victory Saturday over Platteville.
Manor has scored 12 or more points in all 20 games this season and is averaging just over 18 points, third-best in the WIAC.
More importantly, the Falcons remain tied with UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point atop the WIAC standings, all at 9-2. UWRF, now 15-5 overall, travels to UW-Eau Claire (5-6, 13-7) this Saturday, Feb. 4 and returns home to host UW-Superior (5-6, 11-9) Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.
Last Saturday the Falcons had a hard time shaking Platteville until Manor hit a layup to give UWRF the lead for good, 46-44.
Wade Guerin contributed 13 points in the win while Ollie White added nine points a s team-high six rebounds. Aaron Anderson also scored nine points as the falcons improved to 6-0 at home.
Last Wednesday at Stout, Manor had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Colin Utke had 15 points off the bench as the Falcons cruised to a 72-50 victory.
Women’s Basketball: Dohrn sets career rebound mark
Maranda Dohrn became UWRF’s all-time leading rebounder in helping the No. 25 Falcon women’s basketball team to a thrilling 58-56 victory over UW-Platteville Saturday at Karges Center.
Dohrn grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds to pass current Falcon assistant Traci Reimann for first on UWRF’s all-time list with 845.
Dohrn’s final rebound of the game may have been her biggest. With the Falcons up by two with 4.2 seconds remaining, Dohrn grabbed the ball off a missed free throw to secure the Falcon victory.
Alise Holst led UWRF with 19 points while Nikki Guhr finished with 15 to help the Falcons improve to 7-1 at home this season.
Last Wednesday in Menomonie, UWRF opened the game with a 10-0 run and never looked back in a 73-47 victory over UW-Stout.
Holst led the way with 19 points while Dohrn recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Men’s Hockey: Men skate by St. Norbert, lose at UWSP
The eighth-ranked UW-River Falls men’s hockey team posted its first-ever win at Cornerstone Community Center in Green Bay Friday night when Justin Brossman tallied an overtime goal to give the Falcons a 4-3 victory over No. 5 St. Norbert College.
The victory snapped a 20-game Falcon losing streak in Green Bay. The Falcons last victory at St. Norbert came in a 2-1 overtime thriller in the 1997-1998 season.
UWRF couldn’t keep the momentum going however, and dropped a 4-1 decision Saturday night at UW-Stevens Point.
Women’s Hockey: Women skaters sweep Marian
The eighth-ranked Falcon women’s hockey team swept Marian, 7-2 and 5-3, in a NCHA series over the weekend at Hunt Arena.
Freshman Alice Cranston had two goals and an assist and Emma Nordness had one goal and two assists in Friday night’s win. Saturday afternoon, Brook Story scored twice and Katie Batters had a goal and two assists in a 5-3 Falcon victory.