By Angela Kelm
Asst. Athletic Director for Sports Information
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team defeated Ripon College 79-55 in the team’s home-opener in Kachel Gym Wednesday.
In the Hoops for Hunger campaign put on by the Warhawk men’s and women’s basketball teams and sponsored by Ketterhagen Ford Wednesday, UW-Whitewater collected nonperishable food donations that will go to The Community Space in Whitewater to help those in need.
UW-Whitewater jumped out to a quick lead scoring the first ten points of the game. The UWW defense held Ripon off the board for more than five minutes to start the game.
The Warhawks extended the gap in the second quarter, doubling up the Red Hawks with a 22-11 second period. UWW held a 40-21 lead at the break and never looked back.
Five UWW players registered double digits in the scoring column led by Aleah Grundahl’s (DeForest, Wis./DeForest) 15. She was 7-14 from the field adding five rebounds and a game-high five assists.Maggie Trautsch (Sun Prairie, Wis./DeForest) added 13 points on 6-10 from the floor.Katie Hildebrandt (McFarland, Wis./McFarland) also registered 13 points and led the Warhawks with eight rebounds.Kacie Carollo (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater) andMallory Oloffson (Normal, Ill./Normal Community) rounded out the double figure scorers with 11 each as Carollo hauled in seven boards.