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Blugolds fall to Falcons in overtime

Photo by Shane Opatz, UWEC Photo
Photo by Shane Opatz, UWEC Photo

By Emily Simonson, UWEC Sports Information

RIVER FALLS, Wis. ( – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's basketball team played in River Falls on Wednesday night. After a very close game, the Blugolds lost in overtime with a final score of 77-83.

Box Score

UW-Eau Claire was tied at 17 with UW-River Falls after one quarter of play. However, the Blugolds were outscored by River Falls 20-26 in the second quarter, sending them into the locker room trailing 37-43.

The Blugolds went on a 6-0 run and tied things back up to start the third quarter. Although there were multiple ties throughout the game, Eau Claire was up 71-68 with just seconds remaining but River Falls sank a three to send the game into overtime. River Falls was able to out-pace the Blugolds 12-6 in overtime to secure the win.

Hallee Hoeppner (Jr. – Winona, MN) finished the night with 23 points and five rebounds while Maddie Dunathan (Sr. – Hortonville, WI) recorded 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Kelsey Bakken (Jr. – Marshall, WI) also chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds. The Blugolds shot 42.1 percent from behind the arc and 41.8 percent from the field.

The Blugolds (13-11) will head to Oshkosh on Saturday for their last regular season game. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Follow the action on Blugold Game Day or by downloading the 'UWEC Blugolds' app for your mobile device.