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Averkamp leads Point over Whitewater women

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Gazette Staff
January 26, 2012

UW-Whitewater’s women’s basketball team was no match for Ashley Averkamp and UW-Stevens Point on Wednesday night.


Averkamp had 24 points to lead the Pointers to a convincing 80-58 WIAC win over the Warhawks.


Whitewater (15-4, 6-4) fell behind early and could not recover. Mary Merg had 14 ponts to lead the Warhawks, while Jamie Swanson and Cortney Kumerow added 12 and 11, respectively.


Stevens Point (16-3, 8-2), ranked 12th in the country in Division III, also got 18 points and 11 rebounds from Sam Barber.


The Warhawks play host to first-place Eau Claire at 3 p.m. Saturday.


STEVENS POINT 80, WHITEWATER 58

Whitewater (58)—Thill, 0-5-5; Merg, 5-4-14; Burton, 1-0-2; Burg, 0-4-4; Kumerow, 3-5-11; Bestor, 0-1-1; Quandt, 1-0-3; Swanson, 4-2-12; Glynn, 2-2-6. Totals: 16-23-58.


Stevens Point (80)—Bandow, 3-0-7; Barber, 5-5-18; Olp, 1-0-2; Allen, 4-0-10; Averkamp, 11-2-24; Lopez, 1-1-4; Althoff, 2-1-5; Bahr, 1-4-6; Tyler, 2-0-4. Totals: 30-13-80.


UW-Whitewater 23 35—58


UW-Stevens Point 36 44—80


Three-point goals—Whitewater 3 (Swanson 2, Quandt), Stevens Point 7 (Barber 3, Allen 2, Bandow, Lopez). Rebounds—Whitewater 37 (Burg 9), Stevens Point 29 (Barber 11). Free throws missed—Whitewater 5, Stevens Point 10. Total fouls—Whitewater 19, Stevens Point 17.


Attendance—510.



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