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Women's Basketball falls on the road to Warhawks

Photo by Kendall McGinnis, UWEC Photo
Photo by Kendall McGinnis, UWEC Photo

WHITEWATER, Wis. ( – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's basketball team dropped their fourth straight on Saturday, falling to UW-Whitewater, 68-55.

Box Score

The Warhawks held an early lead but the Blugolds kept it close, only down 19-14 at the end of the first quarter.

Back-to-back jumpers by Brooke Harris (Jr. – Green Bay, WI/Bay Port) and Kelsey Bakken (Jr. – Marshall, WI) gave Eau Claire their first lead, 20-19 early in the second. The two squads would trade baskets the rest of the quarter until Whitewater drained two three's and a jumper to close out the half and take a 35-28 lead into the locker room.

In the second half, the Blugolds would go nearly four minutes without a score and the Warhawks would maintain their lead the rest of the way for the win.

Bakken and Maddie Dunathan (Sr. – Hortonville, WI) lead Eau Claire with 14 points apiece while Katie Essen (So. – Farmington, MN/Rosemount) chipped in 10. Dunathan also tallied a game-high six assists while Hallee Hoeppner (Jr. – Winona, MN) pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds along with seven points.

The Blugolds (13-7, 4-5 WIAC) will have a quick turnaround, hitting the road again on Monday to take on UW-Platteville. Follow the action on Blugold Game Day or on the 'UWEC Blugolds' app on your mobile device.