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Balance scoring sparks win for UW-Whitewater

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Gazette staff
January 19, 2012
— UW-Whitewater downed visiting UW-Oshkosh, 70-56, Wednesday in WIAC women’s basketball.

The victory improves Whitewater to 5-3 in the WIAC and 13-4 overall. Oshkosh falls to 1-7 and 7-10.


Cortney Kumerow scored 13 points, Kaitlyn Thill added 12 points and Chatel Burg and Mary Merg scored 10 points apiece for Whitewater. Megan Wenig scored a game-leading 17 points for Oshkosh.


Whitewater made 14 of 26 shots in the first half to take a 34-26 lead. The Warhawks made 26 of 48 shots, including 6 of 15 three-point attempts for the game.


The Warhawks travel to UW-Stout on Saturday.


UW-WHITEWATER 70, UW-OSHKOSH 56

UW-Oshkosh (56)—Wenig, 7-0-17; Myklebust, 6-2-14; Tollefson, 4-0-11; Kitzke, 3-0-7; Winterfeldt, 1-0-2; Paiser, 1-1-3; Stecker, 1-0-2. Totals: 26-2-70.


UW-Whitewater (70)—Kumerow, 5-3-13; Thill, 4-1-12; Merg, 3-3-10; Burg, 4-0-10; Burton, 4-0-9; Glynn, 3-1-7; Quandt, 2-0-4; Bestor, 1-0-2; Swanson, 0-2-2. Totals: 26-12-70.


UW-Oshkosh 26 30—56


UW-Whitewater 34 36—70


Three-point goals—Oshkosh 8 (Wenig 3, Tollefson 3, Kitzke, Paisar). Whitewater 6 (Thill 3, Merg, Burton, Bestor). Free throws missed—Oshkosh 4, Whitewater 4. Rebounds—Oshkosh 20 (Wenig 3), Whitewater 28 (Glynn 5). Total fouls—Oshkosh 16, Whitewater 13. Fouled out—none.


Attendance: 302.



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