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UW-Whitewater moves into first

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Gazette staff
February 4, 2010
— UW-Whitewater took a half-game lead over UW-Stevens Point in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference by beating visiting UW-La Crosse, 67-52, Wednesday night.

Coach Pat Miller’s Warhawks improved to 9-2 in the WIAC. Stevens Point (9-3)lost to UW-Stout, 69-67, at Menomonie to fall into second.


The Warhawks put together a pair of first-half runs to roll past the Eagles.


The Warhawks (17-3) used 10-0 and 10-2 runs to gain a 32-26 halftime lead. Whitewater made 20 of 24 free throws to keep the Eagles (14-7, 6-6) from being a threat.


Whitewater shot just 41 percent for the game, making 19 of 60 field-goal attempts, including 3 for 15 from three-point range.


Dustin Mitchell scored 21 points and Dupree Fletcher added 12 for Whitewater. Tony Mane finished with a game-high 24 points for La Crosse.


The No. 6 ranked Warhawks play at UW-River Falls Saturday.


UW-WHITEWATER 67, UW-LA CROSSE 52

UW-La Crosse (52)—Mane, 10-21 3-4 24; Scott, 0-8 0-0 0; Stratton, 3-15 2-8 8; Chery, 2-6 3-6 14; Merklein, 1-3 4-5 6; Degner, 0-1 0-0 0; Rumpel, 1-2 0-0 2; Haass, 2-4 0-0 5. Totals: 19-60 10-15 52.


UW-Whitewater (67)—Free, 3-4 0-0 9; Mitchell, 8-13 5-7 21; Fletcher, 2-7 8-8 12; Edmunds, 1-3 2-4 4; Bendall, 4-11 1-1 9; Dantzler, 3-10 2-2 8; Ntambi, 0-0 0-0 0; Williams, 0-0 0-0 0; Williams, 0-0 0-0 0; Knoble, 1-1 2-2 4; Hill, 0-1 0-0 0; Burns, 0-4 0-0 0. Totals: 22-54 20-24 67.


UW-La Crosse 26 26—52


UW-Whitewater 32 35—67


Three-point goals—La Crosse 4-22 (Mane 1-5, Scott 0-5, Stratton 2-8, Merklein 0-1, Haass 1-3). Whitewater 3-15 (Nolan 3-4, Mitchell 0-1, Fletcher 0-3, Edmunds 0-1, Bendall 0-2, Dantzler 0-1, Hill 0-1, Burns 0-2). Rebounds—La Crosse 33 (Chery 14), Whitewater 45 (Free 11, Mitchell 11). Assists—La Crosse 11 (Scott 3, Chery 3), Whitewater 12 (Free 3). Total fouls—La Crosse 17, Whitewater 12.



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