Women’s Basketball: No. 14 UW-Whitewater 77, UW-Platteville 42; Clinch WIAC Title Outright
The No. 14 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team clinched the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship and the top seed in next week’s conference tournament Wednesday night with a 77-42 victory over UW-Platteville on Play4Kay Night at Kachel Gymnasium.
The Warhawks’ league title, which they clinched at least a share of last Saturday, is the eighth in program history and the team’s first since 2013-14. UW-Whitewater will begin its quest for a second straight WIAC Tournament championship at home next Thursday in the tournament’s semifinal round against the lowest remaining seed.
Senior guard Malia Smith led the Warhawks with 15 points, four assists, and four steals. Senior guard Brooke Trewyn posted 14 points and tied a career-high with seven steals. Twelve other players scored in the contest for UW-Whitewater, which shot 51.6 from the floor in the first half and hit 16-of-21 at the free-throw line while holding UW-Platteville to 32.5 percent from the floor.
Men’s Basketball: No. 6 UW-Platteville 70, UW-Whitewater 66
The University of Wisconsin- Whitewater men’s basketball team fell to UW-Platteville, 70-66, in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference contest Wednesday night.
Junior guard Andre Brown led UW-Whitewater with 16 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists. Junior forward Riley Jensen added 13 points and junior guard David Sachs tallied 11 points.
UW-Whitewater clinched the No. 5 seed for the WIAC Championship next week and will be traveling to UW-River Falls next Wednesday to kick off post-season play.