The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team puts its most complete game of the season together Wednesday night at the Kachel Gymnasium.
The Warhawks made 11 3-pointers and forced 20 turnovers in an 86-61 victory over UW-Eau Claire in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game.
Whitewater (12-2, 2-1) got a season-high 23 points from Malia Smith and sophomore guard Becky Raeder added a career-high 17 points.
Smith scored nine of her 23 points in the first quarter to help the Warhawks to a 25-18 lead.
Whitewater extended its lead in the second quarter. Raeder made back-to-back baskets with less than two minutes remaining in the half to push the lead to 49-33.
The Warhawks sparked their offensive success on the defensive end, recording 26 points of off UW-Eau Claire’s turnovers. UW-Whitewater outrebounded UW-Eau Claire 44-32 and tallied 16 points on offensive rebounds.
Senior and Whitewater High graduate Brooke Trewyn added 10 points for the Warhawks.
Whitewater plays Saturday at UW-Stout.