UW-Whitewater’s women’s basketball team feasted on turnovers Wednesday night.
The eighth-ranked Warhawks forced 34 turnovers and outscored UW-Platteville by 15 in the second half in a 67-58 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win on the road.
Whitewater (15-3, 5-2) trailed by six at half but outscored the Pioneers 21-7 in the third quarter and converted 6-of-8 free throws to maintain their lead in the fourth.
Sophomore guard Becky Raeder posted a team-high 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting off the bench to lead the Warhawks. Senior guard and Whitewater High graduate Brooke Trewyn contributed 12 points, six rebounds, three blocks and seven steals, which tied for the 17th-most in one game in school history. Senior forward Andrea Meinert was also in double figures with 12 points to go along with four rebounds.
In the second, UW-Platteville (5-13, 1-6) took a 25-20 advantage at the 5:30 mark thanks to a 10-0 run. The Warhawks responded with a 7-0 run for a two-point lead, but the Pioneers recorded the final four points of the quarter to take a 35-29 halftime lead.
Whitewater tied the game with 8:26 left in the third by opening the half on a 6-0 run, which extended to a 19-2 outburst after Raeder’s layup just beyond the midway point of the quarter.
Whitewater plays its fourth road game in its last five this Saturday at UW-Eau Claire.