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Warhawks take WIAC opener

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Gazette staff
December 2, 2010
— UW-Whitewater pulled away in the second half to defeat visiting UW-La Crosse, 73-60, in a WIAC men’s basketball opener here Wednesday night.

Whitewater’s Chris Davis made 10 of 17 field-goal attempts and went 2-for-2 from the foul line for a game-high 24 points. Antone Byrd added 19 points, and Alex Edmunds posted 16 for the Warhawks.


Whitewater led 37-36 at the half, then had a 36-24 advantage in the second half for the victory. The Warhawks produced a 13-6 rally through the final seven minutes.


Whitewater (3-1, 1-0) travels to UW-Stout on Saturday for a 4 p.m. game.


WHITEWATER 73, LA CROSSE 60

La Crosse (60)—Mane 6-23 2-2 15, Degner 4-11 3-4 12, Tice 2-5 0-0 5, Rumpel 1-1 1-2 4, Hanson 3-6 0-0 8, Tweed 0-2 0-0 0, Chery 5-13 4-5 14, Morrissey 1-2 0-2 2. Totals: 22-63 10-15 60.


Whitewater (73)—Dantzler 1-7 0-0 2, Negri 2-6 2-2 7, Davis 10-17 2-2 24, Byrd 8-12 2-2 19, Edmunds 6-6 3-4 16, Merg 0-1 0-0 0, Odegaard 1-1 0-0 3, Burns 1-4 0-0 2. Totals: 29-54 9-10 73.


UW-La Crosse 36 24—60


UW-Whitewater 37 36—73


Three-point goals—La Crosse 6-16 (Hanson 2-4, Mane 1-6, Degner 1-1, Tice 1-2, Rumpel 1-1, Tweed 0-1, Morrissey 0-1), Whitewater 6-18 (Davis 2-5, Negri 1-4, Byrd 1-2, Edmunds 1-1, Odegaard 1-1, Burns 0-1, Dantzler 0-4). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—La Crosse 32 (Chery 6), Whitewater 34 (Davis 10). Assists—La Crosse 10 (Degner 5), Whitewater 11 (Byrd 6). Total fouls—La Crosse 11, Whitewater 15.


Attendance—517.



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