Zastrow leads Badgers’ sweep

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Gazette staff/wire services
Friday, January 14, 2011
— Senior Lin Zastrow’s career-high performance led Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team past Purdue, 60-46, Thursday night at the Kohl Center in Big Ten Conference action.

It marked the first time the Badgers have swept the Boilermakers since 1984.

Zastrow, a Jefferson native, tied her career high with 21 points and set a new career high with 11 rebounds. The double-double was her first of the season and third of her career.

Senior Tara Steinbauer finished with 17 points, while senior Alyssa Karel added 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds.

Wisconsin (9-8 overall, 4-1 Big Ten) put on an impressive showing offensively, but it was the Badgers’ defense that made the difference.

Three steals apiece from Karel and sophomore Tiera Stephen led UW to a season-high nine steals.

The Badgers forced Purdue (11-6, 2-3) to turn the ball over 19 times, while Wisconsin had just 12 turnovers. It was the sixth straight game the Badgers have had 15 or fewer turnovers.

Wisconsin also held Purdue junior Brittany Rayburn (0-for-7) scoreless. Rayburn entered the game as the team’s leading scorer at 15.5 points per game.

Freshman Courtney Moses led the Boilermakers with 14 points while Drey Mingo added 12.

Wisconsin next plays Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sunday. Tipoff is 1 p.m. (CT).

Last updated: 2:13 pm Thursday, December 20, 2012

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