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UW-Whitewater women lose first game

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Gazette staff
January 12, 2008
— UW-Whitewater’s women’s basketball team suffered its first loss in 15 games, falling 63-60 top UW-Eau Claire in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game here Saturday.

The second-ranked Warhawks fall to 14-1 and 5-1 in the WIAC race. Whitewater trails Eau Claire (11-3, 5-0) by a half-game for the league lead.


“We knew we were not going to go undefeated,” Warhawks’ coach Keri Carollo said. “This was an eye-opener for us, it’s all about doing the little things that make the difference in a close game.”


The Warhawks rallied from a 29-19 halftime deficit to build a 52-45 lead on a Nicole Bunde jumper with 5 minutes to play.


Whitewater maintained the lead until the Eau Claire went ahead for good on a Michelle Burns’ layup and free throw for a 61-59 lead with 1:26 to play.


Tiffany Morton made 1 of 2 free throws with eight seconds remaining to pull Whitewater within 61-60. Morton’s free throws were Whitewater’s only scoring opportunities down the stretch.


Whitewater’s Kelsey Hendrickson and Lindsey Buechner scored 11 points apiece.


UW-EAU CLAIRE 63, UW-WHITEWATER 60


UW-Whitewater (60)—Hendrickson 3-8 2-2 11, Thill 1-3 0-0 3, Buechner 5-11 1-2 11, Morton 3-9 3-4 9, Sonntag 3-9 0-0 8, Donohoo 0-1 0-0 0, Moran 1-1 0-0 2, Woolever 1-6 0-0 2, Bundy 2-6 2-2 6, Thompson 3-7 0-0 6, Schmidt 1-5 0-0 2. Totals: 23-66 8-10 60.


UW-Eau Claire (63)—Witt 3-5 2-6 9, Zenner 3-9 2-2 9, Arciszewski 1-6 0-0 2, Mesick 7-12 2-2 16, Burns 4-7 4-6 13, Fremstad 2-3 2-2 7, Mueggenborg 1-4 0-0 3, Houselog 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 2-4 0-0 4. Totals: 23-50 12-18 63.


UW-Whitewater 19 41—60


UW-Eau Claire 29 34—63


Three-point goals—Whitewater 6-19 (Hendrickson 3-4, Thill 1-3, Buechner, 0-1, Sonntag, 2-5, Woolever, 0-3, Bundy 0-3), Eau Claire 5-13 (Witt 1-3, Zenner 1-1, Arciszewski 0-2, Burns 1-1, Fremstad 1-2, Mueggenborg 1-4). Fouled out—Sonntag. Rebounds—Whitewater 31 (Buechner 6), Eau Claire 43 (Witt 8). Assists—Whitewater 15 (Hendrickson 3), Eau Claire 16 (Zenner 4). Total fouls—Whitewater 20, Eau Claire 15.



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