EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — No. 22 Wisconsin-Eau Claire won a share of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title with a 66-55 victory against No. 10 Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 1 Amherst 94, Trinity (Conn.) 59|
|No. 4 DePauw 51, Wooster 31|
|No. 7 Mt. Union 90, Heidelberg 58|
|No. 8 Mary Wash. 97, Wesley 47|
|No. 22 UW-Eau Claire 66, No. 10 UW-SP 55|
|No. 15 Hope 55, Adrian 49|
|No. 25 UW-W 67, No. 18 UW-River Falls 61|
The Blugolds earned a share of the title with the Pointers as both teams finished with 13-3 conference records. The championship is the Blugolds’ first since the 2007-08 season and their 10th overall.
Saturday’s game was closely contested as the score was tied seven times while there were seven lead changes.
While Stevens Point got up by double-figures in the first half, leading by as many as 10 points, the Blugolds performed well late in the game to help in the win. Over the final five minutes of the game, Eau Claire outscored the Pointers 16-3 to record the 11-point victory.
Callie Halama had a career day as she led the Blugolds with 27 points and 13 rebounds, both of which were career-bests,10 of her rebounds came on the offensive end. Halama played a key role in the second half as she scored 17 of her 27 points.
Ellen Plendl also finished with a double-double, scoring 20 points while pulling down 12 rebounds. She also led the game with four blocked shots.
The Blugolds held a 45-33 rebounding edge, including a 20-10 advantage on the offensive end. Eau Claire also held a large advantage in free throw shooting, scoring 20 points at the line to just two for the Pointers.