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Bryson sparks UW-Whitewater Warhawks

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Gazette Staff
February 9, 2012
— Eric Bryson is starting to find his range.

The UW-Whitewater sophomore and Elkhorn High graduate had a career-high 21 points Wednesday night to lead the Warhawks to a 77-58 WIAC win over UW-Platteville.


Whitewater (20-2, 11-2) remained one-half game behind UW-Stevens Point in the WIAC and tied for second-place with UW-River Falls.


The Warhawks led by six at halftime but blew the game open early in the second half with a 15-3 run.


Madison East graduate Chris Davis, the WIAC’s leading scorer, also scored 21 points for Whitewater. Janesville Craig graduate Lucas Burns had five points for the Warhawks.


Monroe High graduate Brett Stangel had 10 points for Platteville (12-11, 6-8).


Whitewater plays at UW-Superior on Saturday.


WHITEWATER 77, PLATTEVILLE 58

Whitewater (77)—Merg, 1-6-8; Knoble, 5-0-10; Bryson, 8-3-21; Davis, 6-9-21; Young, 4-2-10; Odegaard, 0-2-2; Burns, 2-0-5. Totals: 26-22-77.


Platteville (58)—Stangel, 3-4-10; Stallion, 3-0-6; Manning, 4-2-10; Litz, 4-3-11; Stocki, 2-0-5; Cross, 6-4-16. Totals: 22-13-58.


UW-Whitewater 33 44—77


UW-Platteville 27 31—58


Three-point goals—Whitewater 3 (Bryson 2, Burns), Platteville 1 (Stocki). Rebounds—Whitewater 27 (Davis 6), Platteville 18 (Litz 4). Free throws missed—Whitewater 9, Platteville 2. Total fouls—Whitewater 18, Platteville 25.


Attendance—915.


Kumerow leads women

-- Whitewater 62, Platteville 48—Cortney Kumerow was 7-for-7 from the field en route to a game-high 17 points in leading the Warhawks to the WIAC win.


Whitewater (17-5, 9-4) opened up a 10-point halftime lead and was never threatened in the second half. The Warhawks shot 50 percent (26-52) from the field and outrebounded Platteville (8-14, 4-9) 40-27. Chantel Burg had 10 rebounds for the Warhawks.


Whitewater plays at UW-Superior on Saturday.


WHITEWATER 62, PLATTEVILLE 48

Platteville (48)—Poad, 4-0-9; Wellnitz, 3-2-8; Cropp, 22-0-6; Henry, 1-0-3; Krajco, 4-2-10; Schmitz, 2-0-5; Johnson, 1-0-2; Muckmaster, 1-0-2; Forseth, 1-0-2; Hibbard, 0-1-1. Totals: 19-5-48.


Whitewater (62)—Kumerow, 7-3-17; Swanson, 3-0-7; Bestor, 2-0-6; Burg, 2-2-6; Thill, 2-0-4; Quandt, 4-0-9; Glynn, 3-0-6Burton, 2-1-5; Merg, 1-0-2. Totals: 26-6-62.


UW-Platteville 24 24—48


UW-Whitewater 34 28—62


Three-point goals—Platteville 5 (Cropp 2, Poad, Henry, Schmitz), Whitewater 4 (Bestor 2, Swanson, Quandt). Rebounds—Platteville 27 (Krajco 5), Whitewater 40 (Burg 10), Free throws missed—Platteville 1, Whitewater 2. Total fouls—Platteville 12, Whitewater 14.


Attendance—312.



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