Warhawks clinch women's title
UW-Whitewater's 58-49 victory Wednesday over visiting UW-Oshkosh packed a lot of punch.
The win gave Whitewater the regular-season WIAC women's basketball championship, a first-round bye in the WIAC tournament and gave coach Kari Carollo her 200th career victory.
It's not bad for a night's work.
Whitewater is 19-5 overall and 13-2 in the WIAC with one game remaining against visiting UW-River Falls at 6 p.m. Saturday. Oshkosh is 19-5 and 11-4 in the WIAC.
As the No. 1 seed in the WIAC tournament, Whitewater receives a bye next Wednesday in the first round, and will play the lowest remaining seed in Whitewater on Friday in a second-round game. A victory Friday assures the Warhawks will host the title game next Sunday.
Carollo, in her eleventh year at Whitewater, is 200-100, a .667 winning percentage. She is the eighth women's basketball coach in WIAC history to reach the 200-win mark. Carollo has directed the Warhawks to three titles (2008, 2010, 2013.
Courtney Kumerow scored 15 points and Abbie Reeves added 11 points for the Warhawks.
UW-WHITEWATER 58, UW-OSHKOSH 49
UW-Oshkosh (49)—Wenig, 5-4-17; Kitzke, 4-1-11; Conroy, 2-1-5; Winterfeldt, 1-0-2; Kuehl, 0-2-2; Neusifter, 3-0-6; Stecker, 1-2-4; Misberger, 1-0-2. Totals: 17-10-49
UW-Whitewater (58)—Kumerow, 6-3-15; Thill, 2-4-8; Theune, 2-2-7; Palmer, 2-0-4; Merg, 1-0-2; Reeves, 1-8-11; Mandrell, 2-2-6; Quandt, 1-2-5. Totals: 17-21-58.
UW-Oshkosh 26 23—49
UW-Whitewater 21 37—58
Three-point goals—Oshkosh 5 (Wenig 3, Kitzke 2), Whitewater 3 (Thuene, Reeves, Quandt). Free throws missed—Oshkosh 2, Whitewater 2. Total fouls—Oshkosh 17, Whitewater 15.