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Berg, Kumerow spark Whitewater win

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Gazette staff
December 2, 2010
— UW-Whitewater dominated both halves to hand host UW-La Crosse an 83-62 defeat in a WIAC women’s basketball opener here Wednesday night.

Chantel Berg and Cortney Kumerow shared Whitewater scoring honors with 17 points apiece. Kaitlyn Thill added 12, and Mary Merg scored 11.


The Warhawks pounded the Eagles off the bench, getting 43 points from reserves to La Crosse’s 11.


Whitewater (4-1, 1-0) powered to a 43-34 halftime lead and held La Crosse (6-1, 0-1) to 28 points in the second half, while handing the Eagels their first loss of the season.


Whitewater plays UW-Stout at Menomonie at 6 p.m. Saturday.


WHITEWATER 83, LA CROSSE 62

Whitewater (83)—Thill 5-9 2-2 12, Merg 3-6 2-2 11, Olsen 3-3 1-2 7, Burton 1-3 0-0 2, Thompson 3-5 2-4 8, Bestor 0-1 0-0 0, Theune 1-8 1-2 4, Swanson 2-6 0-0 5, Burg 7-10 2-3 17, Kumerow 7-10 3-4 17. Totals: 32-61 13-19 83.


La Crosse (62)—Larson 2-4 2-2 8, Litrenta 3-5 5-6 11, Churchill 3-7 4-5 10, Lang 3-7 0-0 9, Frank 6-14 0-2 12, Salata 2-5 0-0 5, Radowicz 0-2 0-0 0, Streck 0-2 0-0 0, Robinson 3-4 1-2 7. Totals: 22-50 12-17 62.


UW-Whitewater 43 40—83


UW-La Crosse 34 28—62


Three-point goals—Whitewater 6-17 (Merg 3-5, Theune 1-4, Swanson 1-2, Burg 1-3, Thill 0-2, Bestor 0-1), La Crosse 6-18 (Lang 3-7, Larson 2-4, Salata 1-3, Litrenta 0-1, Radowicz 0-1, Streck 0-2). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Whitewater 31 (Thill, Burg 6), La Crosse 33 (Frank 14). Assists—Whitewater 14 (Thill 5), La Crosse 15 (Litrenta 6). Total fouls—Whitewater 19, La Crosse 16.


Attendance—250.


Beloit College wins

Beloit College pounded Mount Mary College, 96-41, in nonconference women’s basketball Tuesday.


Kirstin Acosta and and Kandace Fox scored 12 points apiece for the Buccanneers (1-2).


BELOIT 96, MOUNT MARY 41

Beloit (96)—Acosta, 6-8 0-0 12; Fox, 5-10 2-3 12; McNanna, 3-7 2-2 10; Stariha, 3-5 0-0 6; Moore, 1-7 3-4 5; Larsen, 2-4 3-3 7; Jones, 2-5 4-4 8; Evans, 2-3 1-2 5; Skoza, 1-2 0-0 2; Streb, 2-4 0-0 4; Peterson, 0-2 2-5 2; Bush, 2-6 0-0 4; Hilliard, 3-6 0-0 8; Sopkowicz, 4-5 3-4 11. Totals: 36-74 18-24 96.


Mount Mary (41)—Holmberg, 2-8 0-2 4; Perry-Johnson, 1-2 0-0 2; Leverenz, 6-10 8-10 20; Heaton, 2-8 0-0 6; Green, 2-11 4-4 8; Smith, 0-4 1-2 1. Totals: 13-43 13-18 41.


Beloit College 49 47—96


Mount Mary 18 23—41


Three-point goals—Beloit 6-16 (Fox 2-3, McNanna 2-4, Stariha 0-1, Moore 0-3, Bush 0-1, Hilliard 2-4), Mount Mary 2-7 (Holmberg 0-1, Heaton 2-4, Smith 0-2). Free throws missed—Beloit 6, Mounty Mary 5. Rebounds—Beloit 39 (Peterson 6), Mount Mary 29 (Holmberg 8, Leverenz 8). Assists—Beloit 26 (Fox 4), Mount Mary 8 (Holmberg 4). Total fouls—Beloit 14, Mount Mary 16.



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