Sophomore guards Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks combined for 35 points, helping the Wisconsin women's basketball team to its first win in more than two weeks. Wisconsin (5-5 overall) defeated UW-Milwaukee 72-57 Wednesday night in Milwaukee.
Anderson tallied a game-high 24 points, while contributing 11 rebounds, four blocks and four assists in the win. Banks chipped in 11 points and had a career-high 11 assists and seven rebounds, just three rebounds away from earning a triple-double.
"More heroic efforts by Jolene Anderson tonight," UW coach Lisa Stone said. "Janese played better. Our guards got on the glass; that is what they do. They score points because of their rebounding."
Anderson hit a 3-pointer midway through the first half to give Wisconsin a 17-15 lead and jump-start a 21-7 run that gave Wisconsin a 36-22 cushion going into the break. The Badgers continued that momentum, going on a 15-3 run in the second half to hold a 53-30 lead with just under six minutes left.
Wisconsin was 27 of 60 from the field, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range while holding the Panthers (4-5) to 19-for-59 shooting (32 percent). Wisconsin also out-rebounded the Panthers 46-32. Sophomore forward Danielle Ward, a Milwaukee King graduate, added 13 points off the bench and senior guard Ashley Josephson contributed 10 points.
UWM senior forward Nichole Drummond gave the Panthers 15 points, while freshman center Traci Edwards scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Volleyball: Shaw an All-American
Sheila Shaw, a senior middle blocker on the Wisconsin volleyball team, was named a third-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association Wednesday. This is her first All-America honor; she is the sixth All-American in head coach Pete Waite's seven years.
Shaw, a two-time All-Big Ten pick, led the Badgers with a .324 hitting percentage and was second on the team (and third in the conference) with 1.48 blocks per game. That includes a career-high 13 blocks against then-No. 5 Minnesota. She led the Badgers in blocks in nine matches. She also averaged a team-high 0.30 service aces per game and was fourth among her teammates with 2.91 kills per game.
Shaw was named the most valuable player of the Wisconsin-hosted InnTowner Invitational three times and has twice been named to the AVCA All-Mideast Region team. Shaw finished her career near the top of several school record lists, including hitting percentage (third at .308), kills (sixth with 1,313), block assists (sixth/426), total blocks (sixth/489), points (sixth/1,707), service aces (ninth/118), block solos (10th/63), total attack attempts (13th/2,894), games played (12th/435) and matches played (15th/125).
Women's hockey: Bauer earns national acclaim
Junior forward Sara Bauer earned a national honor after the No. 4 Wisconsin women's hockey team tied No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth 2-2 and defeated them 2-1 last weekend.
Bauer was named the U.S. College Hockey Online.com national offensive player of the week after scoring a goal and an assist Friday night in the tie. She scored a short-handed goal to put Wisconsin's first point on the board Saturday. She leads the country in points scored, with 34 points on 16 goals and 18 assists.