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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