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UW-Whitewater women remain undefeated; UW-Rock wins

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Gazette staff
December 8, 2007

UW-Whitewater continued its roll through the WIAC, pounding visiting UW-Superior 106-59 in women’s basketball.


The Warhawks (7-0, 3-0) charged to a 58-16 first-half lead.


Whitewater’s Kelsey Hendrickson scored 22 points. Rachel Woolever added 16 points, Megan Schmidt scored 13 points and Beloit Memorial grad Tiffany Morton chipped in 11 points. The Warhawks had 17 of 20 players score.


The Warhawks will travel to Madison Edgewood this Tuesday for a 7 p.m. nonconference game.


UW-WHITEWATER 106, UW-SUPERIOR 59


UW-Superior (59)—Gronli 0-7 0-0 0, Laidley 1-5 2-4 4, Nord 2-6 5-6 10, Einerwold 0-3 0-0 0, Rounsville 2-5 0-0 4, Noeldner 0-2 0-0 0, Roberts 1-4 1-2 4, McNabb 1-2 1-2 4, Peterson 0-2 0-1 0, Christiansen 1-1 0-0 2, Thingvold 2-2 0-0 5, Thielen 3-7 0-0 9, Hudson 2-6 5-6 9, Weld 3-6 2-2 8, Krenz 0-1 0—0 0. Totals: 18-59 16-23 59.


UW-Whitewater (106)—Hendrickson 9-12 0-0 22, Thill 1-2 0-0 3, Buechner 3-6 2-2 8, Morton 4-6 3-8 11, Sonntag 1-3 0-0 2, Donohoo 0-3 0-0 0, Moran 0-0 2-2 2, Moore 0-0 1-2 1, Woolever 5-9 2-2 16, Metz 0-2 0-0 0, Bundy 3-5 1-2 8, Flack 0-2 0-0 0, Evans 0-1 2-2 2, Veltus 1-2 2-2 5, Kamps 0-0 0-0 0, Olsen 1-1 2-2 4, Thompson 2-2 3-4 7, Montgomery 0-1 0-0 0, Schmidt 5-7, 3-3 13, Al Mohareb 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 36-65-23 31 106.


UW-Superior 16 43—59


UW-Whitewater 58 48—106


Three-point goals—UW-Superior 7-14 (Gronli 0-2, Laidley 0-1, Nord 1-1, Roberts 1-2, McNabb 1-1, Peterson 0-1, Thingvold 1-1, Thielen 3-4), UW-Whitewater 11-22 (Hendrickson 4-4, Thill 1-2, Buechner 0-1, Sonntag 0-1, Donohoo 0-2, Woolever 4-6, Metz 0-1, Bundy 1-3, Flack 0-1, Veltus 1-1,). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—UW-Superior 42 (Hudson 14), UW-Whitewater 37 (Morton 7). Assists—UW-Superior 8 (Roberts 3), UW-Whitewater 21 (Moran 6). Total fouls—UW-Superior 23, UW-Whitewater 20.


n UW-Rock 60, UW-Marathon 55—Morgan Rucks scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Rattlers to a Wisconsin Collgiate Conference victory at Marathon.


UW-Rock, which has nine women on its roster, played without injured starting point guard Kaylyn Sherrod.


“It was a really big win for the women,” said Scott Lee, who coaches the men’s and women’s programs. “Kassy Kane and Morgan Rucks really stepped up.’’


Rucks scored 13 points in the second half, while Kane scored 11 of her 17 points in the second half. Kelsey Kersten added 11 points and Sarah Lancour chipped in 10.


UW-Rock (4-3, 3-2) will face UW-Richland on Monday at 7 p.m.


UW-ROCK 60, MARATHON 55


UW-Rock (60)—Kane, 7-2-17; Dailey, 0-1-1; Lancour, 2-6-10; Rucks, 9-1-21; Kersten 4-3-11. Totals: 22-13-60.


UW-Marathon (55)—Higgins, 1-4-6; Porter, 7-2-18; Ferg, 4-6-14; Urmanski, 1-1-3; Napierala, 4-1-10; Roele, 2-0-4. Totals: 19-14-55.


UW-Rock County 25 35—60


UW-Marathon 22 33—55


Three-point goals—UW-Rock 3 (Kane, Rucks 2), UW-Marathon 3 (Porter 2, Napierala). Free throws missed—UW-Rock 7, UW-Marathon 6. Total fouls—UW-Rock 18. Marathon 17.


n Loras 61, Beloit College 55—At Beloit, Beloit College women’s basketball team could not overcome a cold-shooting performance from the perimeter in a nonconference loss to Loras College on Saturday afternoon.


Natalie Pucci scored 24 points and Lindsay Bava added 12 as Loras held on for a 61-55 win.


Beloit (3-3) was a woeful 4-for-19 from three-point range and shot only 31.8 percent from the fieldfor the game.


Katie McCool led the Buccaneers with 15 points and Janesville Parker graduate added 10, despite misfiring on 10-of-12 three-point attempts.


LORAS 61, BELOIT 55


Loras (61)—Bava, 3-3-12; Morrissey, 1-1-4; Pucci, 9-2-24; Swanson, 4-0-8; Meyer, 1-0-2; McIntyre, 1-0-3; Wilson, 2-1-6; Miller, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-7-61.


Beloit (55)—Brown, 2-0-4; Parker, 3-2-8; Brooks, 2-1-5; Meehan, 4-0-10; McCool, 5-5-15; Moore, 3-0-8; Sopkowicz, 2-1-5. Totals: 21-9-55.


Loras College 24 37—61


Beloit College 23 32—55


Three-point goals—Loras 10 (Pucci 4, Bava 3, Morrissey, Wilson), Beloit 4 (Meehan 2, Moore 2). Free throws missed—Loras 5, Beloit 6. Total fouls—Loras 16, Beloit 14. Fouled out—Meyer.



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