UW-Rock Rattlers advance in WCC women's basketball tourney
The second half was the difference Wednesday night for UW-Rock County’s women’s basketball team.
The Rattlers used a 20-4 run to start the second half en route to a 53-41 win over UW-Fond du Lac in a Wisconsin Collegiate Conference tournament game.
Rock County (15-10) plays defending champion UW-Waukesha County on Saturday afternoon in Wausau. The winner plays for the WCC title on Sunday afternoon.
Janesville Parker graduate Julia Dement had 19 points to lead the Rattlers, while former Parker player Kayce Chesebro added 11.
“We put the ball in Julia’s hands, and she responded with a great floor game for us,” Rock County coach Scott Lee said. “She led the big run to start the second half.
“And we won despite shooting just 27 percent from the floor, including 1 of 16 from three-point range.”
Rock County and Waukesha split during the regular season.
ROCK COUNTY 53, FOND du LAC 41
Fond du Lac (41)—Bednar, 3-1-7; Castle, 4-12-10; Cook 1-0-2; Bach, 2-1-5; Tews, 5-7-17.
Rock County (53)—Chesebro, 4-3-11; Dement, 6-7-19; Kinney, 1-0-2; Wellnitz, 1-1-3; Draeving, 1-0-2; Gestrich, 3-1-7; Smith, 3-2-9.
UW-Fond du Lac 23 18—41
UW-Rock County 22 41—53
Three-point goals—Rock County 1 (Smith). Free throws missed—Fond du Lac 8, Rock County 10. Total fouls—Fond du Lac 16, Rock County 14. Fouled out—Cook.