Editor’s note: The following announcement is from the UW-W Women’s Basketball page.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater senior forward Aleah Grundahl (DeForest, Wis./DeForest) reached the 1,000-point milestone as the Warhawks topped Millikin University 79-69 Saturday evening in the team’s final game of the UW-Whitewater Tipoff Tournament.
Grundahl became the 18th player in program history to record 1,000 career points. She hit the mark on a jumper with just over six minutes left in the contest. She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the four-game tournament. Kacie Carollo (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater) was voted the UW-Whitewater Tipoff Tournament MVP.
The Warhawks came out on fire hitting 64-percent of their shots in the first quarter but the Big Blue hung in. After an even first quarter, 21-21, the Warhawks broke out in the second. UWW outscored the Big Blue 25-13 in the second to take a 46-34 lead into halftime.
Millikin outscored UWW 15-13 after a third quarter but the Warhawks had ample cushion to seal the win.
UW-Whitewater took advantage of their 19 offensive rebounds outscoring Millikin 22-12 in second chance points. The Warhawks enjoyed a 10-rebound advantage on the glass in the game.
UWW shot 46-percent from the floor and 47-percent from long range in the game. Both teams dropped in 12 free throws.
Grundahl paced the Warhawks with 25 points on 10-15 from the floor adding six boards, three assists, three steals and a pair of blocks. Kacie Carollo (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater) posted a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Renee Rittmeyer (Winnebago, Ill./Winnebago) and Lunden Alexander (Dolton, Ill./Thornwood) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 and 10 respectively.