WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire women's basketball team handily defeated Frostburg State (Md.) 72-43, on the second and final day of the Smokey Ballenger Classic at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
The Blugolds came out strong in the first half, quickly climbing to a 42-21 lead at halftime. They never turned back, outscoring Frostburg State 30-22 in the second half.
Eau Claire was led by Teenie Lichtfuss (Fr.-Oshkosh, Wis./Lourdes), who recorded 14 points for the game. All of her points came in the first half of the game.
A key to Eau Claire's victory was its ability to control the boards. The Blugolds out-rebounded Frostburg State 40-25. Bingea and forward Courtney Lewis (So.-Prairie Du Chien, Wis.) led the Blugolds with seven rebounds each.
The win marks the third straight victory for the Blugolds. They are now 7-5 overall while Frostburg drops to 4-8 on the year.
The Blugolds will look to extend their win streak when they play Capital (Ohio) on Monday. The game will be played at the Capital Center in Ohio, at 2 p.m. Eastern.