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Warhawk women fight off Pioneers

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Gazette Staff
February 12, 2009
— UW-Whitewater struggled for awhile but made it past an upset-minded UW-Platteville, 69-56, in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball here Wednesday night.

The No. 11-ranked Warhawks improved to 10-3 in the WIAC and 19-3 overall as they get set to host fifth-ranked and league-leading UW-Stevens Point (20-2, 12-1) at 5 p.m. Saturday.


Platteville (7-14, 4-9) had a 45-40 lead over Whitewater with 14 minutes remaining, but the Warhawks responded with a 10-0 run for a 50-45 lead at 8:49.


Platteville pulled within 57-54, but Whitewater added a 9-0 run down the stretch for a 66-54 lead that the Pioneers couldn’t overcome.


The Pioneers held leads of 13-4 and 32-17 in the first half. However, Whitewater scored the final 14 points for 32-31 halftime edge.


The free-throw line and Tiffany Morton proved to be the Warhawks’ saving grace.


Whitewater made 21 of 24 free throws, and Morton scored 27 points, including an 11-for-12 effort from the foul line. Morton grabbed 17 rebounds to tie the school record for double-doubles with 27.


WHITEWATER 69, PLATTEVILLE 56


Whitewater (69)—Hendrickson 2-10 2-2 7, Woolever, 0-5 3-4 3, Morton 8-18 11-12 27, Sonntag, 1-6 2-2 5, Schmidt 2-5 2-2 6, Moran 0-2 0-0 0, Theune 2-3 1-2 5, Bundy 1-6 0-0 3, Vos 1-1 0-0 3, Thompson 5-5 0-0 10. Totals: 22-61 21-24 69


Platteville (56)—Stotmeister 2-9 1-2 5, Grantman 2-12 4-6 8, Nemitz 7-10 2-2 18, Schneider 5-8 0-0 10, Klaas 1-6 0-0 2, Wolf 1-3 2-2 5, Walker 0-2 0-0 0, Vamstad 0-1 0-0 0, Mau 1-1 0-0 2, Callahan 3-7 0-0 6. Totals: 22-59 9-12 56.


UW-Whitewater 31 38—69


UW-Platteville 32 24—56


Three-point goals—Whitewater 4-17 (Hendrickson 1-5, Woolever 0-2, Sonntag 1-3, Moran 0-2, Theune 0-1, Bundy 1-3, Vos 1-1). Platteville 3-10 (Grantman 0-5, Nemitz 2-2, Wolf 1-2, Vamstead 0-1). Free throws missed—Whitewater 3, Platteville 3. Total fouls—Whitewater 14, Platteville 20.




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