Women's Basketball


Women’s Basketball Setback by Mount Mercy

Women’s Basketball Setback by Mount Mercy

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women's basketball was setback by Mount Mercy, 79-65, Sunday afternoon at the Hennessey Rec Center.

Junior Kim Wellnitz scored a career-high 25 points with seven rebounds to lead the Pioneers (2-3). Sophomore Alyssa Krajco netted 15 points with four boards and three steals.
Mount Mercy's (3-5) Amanda Frost and Brook Quigley and Danielle Herdliska combined for 60 points. Frost netted a team-best 24 points while Quigley tallied 19 points.
The Mustangs recorded 15-19 from the charity stripe to give Mount Mercy a 38-25 lead at halftime. Both teams scored 10 field goals but the difference in the first-half were the free throw attempts as the Pioneers only had six attempts to Mount Mercy's 19.

The Pioneers managed to cut their deficit to five points, 70-65, with less than two minutes left in the game. Mount Mercy ended the Pioneers comeback by ending the game on a 9-0 run, 79-65. The Pioneers shot 55 percent (16-29) from the field in the second-half, but was no match for the Mustangs' 56 percent (14-25) and 10-13 from the charity stripe.

UW-Platteville continues its three-game road swing with a trip to Cardinal Stritch on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.