No. 6 UW-W Women’s Basketball Downs CUW 79-33

By Angela Kelm
Asst. Athletic Director for Sports Information

The No. 6 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team cruised to a 79-33 win over Concordia Wisconsin Wednesday night in Kachel Gym. The Warhawks remain undefeated on the season, 7-0.

Box Score

Following a rough first quarter for both offenses – UWW shot just 15.8 percent and CUW hit 23.1-percent from the field – the Warhawks turned it on for the rest of the game shooting above 45-percent from the floor and a blistering 70.6-percent (12-17) from three-point range in each quarter.

Bri McCurdy sparked the offense with a three-pointer 15 seconds into the period. After a Falcon layin, Aleah Grundahl got it done on the offensive glass with a put back that started a 10-point Warhawk run. Grundahl hit another layup while Katie Hildebrandt nailed a triple and McCurdy dropped in another from long range in the scoring burst.

Concordia Wisconsin narrowed the gap to seven, 23-16, with just under two minutes to go before the break. The Warhawks closed the half with a Kacie Carollo layup and a Maggie Trautsch three-pointer to take a 28-16 lead into the locker room.

UW-Whitewater’s offense continued to surge outscoring the Falcons 25-10 in the third quarter to open up a 53-26 lead heading into the final quarter. The margin was extended further as UWW outpaced CUW 26-7 in the fourth. 

The Warhawks were phenomenal from the floor in the final three quarters shooting 57.1, 46.7 and 64.3-percent from the field in the last 30 minutes of action. In that span, UWW hit 12-17 from three-point range.

UWW shot 43.5-percent from the floor and 48-percent from downtown in the game while hitting 13-14 from the free throw line. The Warhawk defense held the Falcons to 29.5-percent from the floor, 18.2-percent from deep and just 5-10 from the charity stripe.

Hildebrandt led all players with 18 points bolstered by 4-7 from three-point range. She added four assists and two blocks. Grundahl added 14 points and hauled in seven boards adding a game-high four steals. Trautsch hit 3-5 from beyond the arc for 11 points adding seven rebounds and three steals. Carollo wrapped up the double-digit scorers with 10 while notching a game-high seven assists.

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