Herd struggles continue


Emil Vajgrt

Herd center Shevon Thompson goes up for a lay-up as he finishes with a career-high 32 points and 18 rebounds.

Ally Gwidt, Assistance Sports Editor

The Milwaukee Bucks’ G-League affiliate the Wisconsin Herd went 1-2 in a three-game homestand last week to remain the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 10-31.

The Golden State Warriors’ G-League affiliate the Santa Cruz Warriors claimed a 107-92 victory over the Herd on Wednesday at the Menominee Nation Arena.

All five Herd starters recorded double digits as center Christian Wood, the league’s second-leading scorer, led both teams with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Warriors’ small forward Antonius Cleveland had a team-leading 16 points while point guard Darius Morris led all players with 13 assists and eight points.

After Wednesday night’s contest, the Warriors continue to lead the league with an overall record of 30-13.

The New York Knicks’ G-League affiliate the Westchester Knicks dominated the Herd 123-95 on Saturday night at the Menominee Nation Arena.

Westchester outscored Wisconsin by double-digits in every quarter but the fourth as the Knicks’ reserves managed only 24 points to the Herd’s 35 in the final quarter of play.

Three Knicks players found themselves in 20-plus points by the end of the night as point guard Billy Garrett and center Stephen Zimmerman shared a game-high 23 points a piece while power forward Jameel Warney posted 22 points.

Wisconsin had six players in double-digits with point guard Robert Johnson leading the way with 21 points, four rebounds and three assists. Center Shevon Thompson posted a double-double for the Herd with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Herd battled back from a double-digit deficit at halftime to claim a 101-99 win over the Indiana Pacers’ G-League affiliate the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Friday at a sold-out Menominee Nation Arena.

Led by Thompson’s game-high double-double performance of 32 points and 18 rebounds, Wisconsin claims its first victory over Fort Wayne this season and snaps a six-game losing streak.

Munford had 23 points, a team-leading five assists, three steals and two blocked shots in all 40 minutes of action while Johnson came off the bench for 18 points, six rebounds and three assists.

The Herd held the Mad Ants’ star player Edmond Sumner to just nine of 23 from the field in 35 minutes while limiting Fort Wayne to just eight-for-35 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Wisconsin will face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers’ G-League affiliate the Canton Charge next on Saturday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.