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February 13, 2011
— UW-Whitewater controlled visiting UW-Eau Claire for an 85-75 victory in WIAC women’s basketball Saturday.

Kaitlyn Thill sank a three-point basket at 15:10 of the first half to give the Warhawks the lead for good at 11-10. Whitewater led 42-38 at the half and increased its lead to as many as 15 points in the second half.


Jamie Swanson scored 15 points to lead four Whitewater players in double figures. Mary Merg added 14 points, Dana Thompson scored 13 points and Chantel Burg chipped in 10 for the Warhawks.


Whitewater (18-5, 10-4) travels to UW-Oshkosh Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game.


WHITEWATER 85, EAU CLAIRE 75


Eau Claire (75)—Olson, 4-9 0-0 10; Christianson, 2-5 0-0 5; Bingea, 5-11 7-10 17; Mesick, 12-19 6-6 31; Plendl, 1-1 0-0 2; Rempert, 2-8 0-0 6; Miller, 0-0 2-4 2; Schramm, 0-1 2-2 2. Totals: 26-54 17-22 75.


Whitewater (85)—Thill, 2-4 4-5 9; Merg, 5-9 2-2 14; Olsen, 3-7 1-2 7; Burton, 1-2 0-0 2; Thompson, 4-10 5-9 13; Bestor, 2-5 0-0 6; Theune, 1-4 4-4 7; Swanson, 5-6 2-2 15; Burg, 4-6 2-2 10; Kumerow, 1-4 0-0 2. Totals: 28-57 20-26 85.


UW-Eau Claire 38 37—75


UW-Whitewater 42 43—85


Three-point goals—Eau Claire 6-13 (Olson 2-6, Christianson 1-1, Mesick 1-1, Rempert 2-5). Whitewater 9-17 (Thill 1-1, Merg 2-4, Bestor 2-5, Theune 1-3, Swanson 3-4). Rebounds—Eau Claire 28 (Bingea 9), Whitewater 36 (Thompson 8). Assists—Eau Claire 7 (Christianson 3), Whitewater 19 (Swanson 4). Total fouls—Eau Claire 17, Whitewater 19.



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