MENOMONIE, Wis. – A big second-half by UW-Stout setback the University of Wisconsin-Platteville women's basketball team, 71-57, on Saturday night in Johnson Fieldhouse.
With the game all knotted up at 9-9 with just under 11 minutes left in the first-half the Blue Devils managed to take a 22-16 lead at the 4:42 mark. The Pioneers finished out the half on a 14-6 run, tying the game up at 28-28 apiece at intermission.
The Pioneers took a quick five-point lead, 33-28, in the opening two minutes of the second-half, but UW-Stout responded with six unanswered, 36-35, with 16:36 left to play. In the final 15 minutes of play it was all UW-Stout after the game was tied at 38-38. The Blue Devils went on a 19-3 run and taking their largest lead of the game, 57-41, with 6:42 left to play. The 16-point deficit was too much for the Pioneers to overcome in the final six minutes as UW-Stout earned the 71-57 victory.
The Blue Devils recorded players in double digits with Sami Schoeder scoring a game-high 18 points. Kayla Windt and Haley Froehlich each added 12 points.
UW-Platteville wraps up the regular season with three straight home games. The Pioneers face off with UW-Whitewater on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Bo Ryan Court.