UW-Superior women fall to UW-Eau Claire

The UW-Superior women’s bas­ket­ball trav­eled to Eau Claire on Wednes­day with the hope of not only sweep­ing the sea­son series from the Blu­golds, but also putting them­selves in bet­ter posi­tion to host a home-playoff game for the sec­ond year in a row. In the first meet­ing of the sea­son in Supe­rior, the Lady Yel­low­jack­ets held Eau Claire to 33% shoot­ing from the field and forced them into 23 turnovers. How­ever, the sec­ond time around, it was the Lady Yel­low­jack­ets who went ice-cold from the field. The Lady Yel­low­jack­ets shot 20–65 from the field (30.8%), includ­ing 4–19 (21.1%) from three-point land. The Blu­golds shot 24–53 (45.3%) from the field and out-rebounded UWS by nine (44–35), en route to a con­vinc­ing 73–56 victory.

Sally Linzmeier led UWS with 25 points and eight rebounds. She was the only starter who scored in double-figures. The other four starters shot a com­bined 3–16 from the field and tal­lied 10 points. UW-Eau Claire had four play­ers score in double-figures, with Tee­nie Licht­fuss lead­ing the way (21 points) while Madi­son John­son, Court­ney Lewis and Abby Midtlien scored 16, 15, and 10, respec­tively. The loss drops the Lady Yel­low­jack­ets to 5–6 in WIAC con­fer­ence play, which is good enough for 4th place in the con­fer­ence, one game ahead of UW-Platteville*. The Lady Yel­low­jack­ets will be on the road again on Sat­ur­day, as they travel down to White­wa­ter to take on the conference-leading UW-Whitewater Warhawks.

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