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Whitewater Warhawks edge Pioneers

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Gazette staff
January 20, 2011
— UW-Whitewater fought back from a seven-point second-half deficit to defeat visiting UW-Platteville, 65-62, in a WIAC men’s basketball thriller Wednesday.

The victory was the Warhawks’ eighth in their last nine games and lifted them to 5-3 at the halfway point in the conference season. Whitewater is 12-3 overall, while Platteville 10-7, 3-5.


The game was in doubt until the final possession.


Warhawk sophomore guard Antone Byrd made the first of two free throws with six seconds left for the final result. Platteville rebounded the miss, but its final play resulted in a turnover on a Byrd steal.


The game had nine lead changes in the first half, with Platteville holding a 32-28 lead at the half.


Chris Davis scored a game-high 20 points for Whitewater. Alex Edmunds added 12, and freshman guard Cody Odegaard had 10.


Platteville had 18 turnovers, including 11 in the second half. Both teams went 25 for 51 from the field and made five three point baskets. Whitewater scored three more points at the free throw line (10-18 to 7-8).


Nick Allen scored 18 points to lead the Pioneers. Chas Cross added 15.


Whitewater is idle this weekend and hosts UW-Stevens Point next Wednesday.


WHITEWATER 65, PLATTEVILLE 62

Platteville (62)—Gerber 1-3 0-0 2, Stangel 3-8 1-1 7, Allen 6-10 2-2 18, Wall 2-4 1-1 5, Cross 7-10 1-2 15, Stallion, 1-4 0-0 2, Weik 1-1 0-0 3, Allen 3-10 2-2 8, Schweigert 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 25-51 7-8 62


Whitewater (65)—Odegaard 3-5 3-4 10, Negri, 3-5 0-0 9, Davis 9-16 1-1 20, Byrd 2-11 1-3 5, Edmunds 4-5 4-8 12, Dantzler 3-6 0-0 6, Knoble 0-1 0-0 0, Bryson,1-2 1-2 3. Totals: 25-51 10-18 65


UW-Platteville 32 30—62


UW-Whitewater 28 37—65


Three-point goals—Platteville 5-12 (Stangel 0-3, Allen 4-4, Cross 0-1, Weik 1-1, Allen 0-3), Whitewater 5-15 (Odegaard 1-2, Negri 3-5, Davis 1-3, Byrd 0-2, Dantzler 0-1, Knoble 0-1, Bryson 0-1). Free throws missed—Platteville 1, Whitewater 8. Rebounds—Platteville 33 (Cross 9), Whitewater 24 (Davis 8). Assists—Platteville 6 (Wall 3), Whitewater 12 (Davis 4, Byrd 4). Total fouls—Platteville 16, Whitewater 13.




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