Isaac Elliott

Isaac Elliott

Blue Devils overcome big deficit, but fall by two in overtime

Colorado College came out hot, but UW-Stout's Isaac Elliott proved to be even hotter as the Blue Devils overcame an early large deficit, only to lose to the Tigers, 82-80, in overtime Saturday at Dewey Mintz Court in Johnson Fieldhouse in the championship game of the UW-Stout Tip-Off Tournament.

The Tigers (2-0) shot lights out to open the game, running out to an 18-0 lead. Stout (2-1) missed their first five shots and did not score until Elliott hit a pair of free throws at 13:10 of the first half.

Elliott would score 21 points in the first half, hitting all seven of first half shots, including five 3-pointers.

Stout built up an eight point lead in the second half, but could not hold off the Tigers, who would take a one point 64-63 lead with 2:57 remaining in the second period.

Stout's Brandon Emery cut through traffic on his way to the basket to tie the score with less than a second remaining.

The overtime period remained close. Stout's Sam Ortmann buried a 3-pointer and Joe Duty's two free throws gave Stout a three point, 80-77 lead.

A 3-pointer by the Tigers' Bobby Roth tied the game and a late foul and consequent free throws by John Hatch assured the championship was heading back to Colorado.

Elliott finished the game with a career-high 25 points. Ortmann connected for 14 points. Brandon Emery and Keegan Dickson tossed in 11 points apiece.

Stout returns to action when they participate in the UW-Superior Tournament, playing St. Scholastica, Saturday, Nov. 25 and UW-Superior, Sunday, Nov. 26.

Sabres close out Blue Devils as Marian University downs UW-Stout 3-0

Marian University scored two power play goals to defeat UW-Stout, 3-0, Saturday at the Fanetti Community Center

After scoring six goals the night before, Stout (3-4-1) could not find the back of the net in the contest, even though the Blue Devils out-shot the Sabres, 25-21.

The Sabres (4-2-0) would score twice in the first period to open the game.

After a scoreless second period, Marian scored on another power play goal to make the game what would prove to be the final score.

Marian goalie Hunter Vovra recorded his first shut out on the season for the Sabres making 25 saves in the contest. Stout's Tommi Ahlgren recorded 18 saves.

UW-Stout will travel to Stevens Point to take on Aurora University, Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the UW-Stevens Point Tournament. The Blue Devils will then face-off against either #5 ranked UW-Stevens Point or #13 ranked Milwaukee School of Engineering the following day.

Yellowjackets use fast start to down Stout

The Yellowjackets downed the Blue Devils women's basketball team 82-62 on the second day of the UW-Eau Claire Tip-Off Classic at Zorn Arena.

The Yellowjackets (1-1) outscored the Blue Devils (1-1) 21-12 in the first period. Stout got as close as two points, 25-23, in the second period but Superior bolted out to an 11-point, 40-29 halftime lead. Stout got as close as six points, 48-42, in the third period before the Yellowjackets went on a 15-0 run and held a 48-63 lead at end of the third period.

Kyncaide Diedrich led Stout with 20 points and Bailey Diersen added 17 points. Emily Jacques had a career-high nine rebounds to lead Stout.

Superior had five players score in double figures.

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Dunn County News reporter

Laura covers local/prep sports as well as school-related and general news in Dunn County. She joined The Dunn County News in October 2016. She can be contacted directly at laura.giammattei@lee.net or (715) 279-6721.

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