The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team put itself into position to extend its schedule into the postseason.

The Warhawks defeated visiting UW-Platteville 58-49 on Wednesday night.

The win sets up a showdown game at 5 p.m. Saturday at Kachel Gymnasium against UW-River Falls. The winner of that game gets the sixth and final spot in next week’s WIAC Tournament.

The Warhawks used Janesville Craig graduate Riley Jensen’s team-high 12 rebounds to earn a 45-28 edge in that statistic.

WHITEWATER 58, PLATTEVILLE 49

Platteville (49)—Tuma, 6-7 0-0 17; Voelker, 3-14 5-10 13; Ranney, 3-8 1-2 7; Shields, 2-11 2-3 7; Gerds, 1-4 0-0 3; Duax, 0-6 2-4 2; Fox, 0-1 0-0 0; Stovall, 0-2 0-2 0; McCann, 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-53 10-21 49.

Whitewater (58)—Brown Jr., 7-14 1-2 17; Brown, 3-5 6-8 12; Jensen, 4-7 0-2 8; Pfeifer, 1-3 6-6 8; Sachs, 3-9 0-2 7; Menke, 0-3 3-4 3; Rongstad, 0-4 2-2 2; Bressler, 0-3 1-4 1; Grintjes, 0-1 0-0 0; Brahm, 0-0 0-1 0; Kingsley, 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 18-49 19-31 58.

Platteville 24 25—49

Whitewater 20 38—58

Three-point goals—Platteville 9-22 (Tuma, 5-5; Voelker, 2-7; Shields, 1-3; Gerds, 1-2; Stovall, 0-1; Duax 0-2; Ranney, 0-2), Whitewater 3-12 (Brown Jr., 2-4; Sachs, 1-2; Pfeifer, 0-1; Menke, 0-2; Rongstad, 0-2; Brown, 0-1). Rebounds—Platteville 28 (Tuma 6), Whitewater 45 (Jensen, 12). Assists—Platteville 13 (Tuma 4), Whitewater 6 (Brown and Sachs, 2 each).

Total fouls—Platteville 22, Whitewater 23.

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