The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team extended it winning streak to nine games and clinched a bye in next week’s WIAC Tournament on Wednesday night.

Senior forward Olivia Freckmann earned her 10th double-double of the season, and the Warhawks defeated host UW-Platteville 63-52.

The win and UW-La Crosse’s loss at UW-Oshkosh clinched second place for the Warhawks, 10-3 in the WIAC and 16-8 overall. The gives the Warhawks a first-round bye and puts them into the semifinals.

Freckmann scored 18-points and grabbed 10-rebounds for her double-double. She added three block shots.

Sophomore guard Emily Schumacher scored 18 points and had four rebounds. Junior guard Becky Raeder contributed eight points, three rebounds and four assists.

Whitewater closes the regular season Saturday at River Falls.

WHITEWATER 63, PLATTEVILLE 52

Whitewater (63)—Freckmann, 6-11 6-6 18; E. Schumacher, 6-14 4-5 18; Raeder, 3-5 0-0 8; S. Schumacher, 3-7 0-0 6; Corcoran, 2-5 0-0 6; Conley, 1-4 1-2 3; Deichl, 1-2 0-0 2; Taylor, 1-1 0-0 2; Vainisi, 0-0 0-0 0; Rosencrants, 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-49 11-13 63.

Platteville (52)—Horstman, 9-19 6-7 26; Domask, 3-8 0-2 6; Emendorfer, 1-6 2-2 5; Clemons, 2-3 0-0 5; Hansen, 2-4 0-0 4; Macomber, 1-4 0-0 2; Asche, 1-2 0-0 2; Tipton, 1-5 0-0 2; Gilbert, 0-0 0-0 0; Buchholz, 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 20-52 8-11 52.

Whitewater 15 15 18 15—63

Platteville 13 10 17 12—52

Three-point goals—Whitewater 6-16 (Corcoran, 2-5; Raeder, 2-3; E. Schumacher, 2-7; Conley, 0-1), Platteville 4-13 (Horstman, 2-4; Emendorfer, 1-4; Clemons, 1-2; Buchholz, 0-1; Domask, 0-2). Rebounds—Whitewater 32 (Freckmann, 10), Platteville 21 (Horstman 7). Assists—Whitewater 12 (Raeder, 4), Platteville 13 (Tipton 3). Total fouls—Whitewater 17, Platteville 13.

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