Pioneers using Badger game to prepare for season

Pioneers using Badger game to prepare for season

MADISON, Wis. – The UW-Platteville women's basketball team was faced with a tall order in their exhibition game Wednesday night against Wisconsin. Although the 58-107 might not show it, the Pioneers were able to keep with the Badgers at times. UW-Platteville held within six after the first quarter holding the Badger to just 18 points.

All 18 UW-Platteville players saw the court Wednesday night and 14 different Pioneers scored. Lexis Macomber led UW-Platteville with nine points and added four rebounds. Morgan Horstman and Kassie Buchholz added six and five points, respectively.

Allison Prestegaard pulled down six rebounds against a Badger team that features five players over 6-2. Prestegaard also single handedly out blocked Wisconsin, recording all five of the Pioneers blocks.

Coach's Comments
"I am proud of how our student-athletes competed. The first-quarter battle showed a lot about their preparation and ability to not be intimidated by a Big Ten school.  It was an opportunity for us to see some deficiencies that need to be ironed out before we open next weekend, and that's what scrimmages and exhibition games are about.  I am definitely excited about the potential and our depth for the upcoming season."

"Our student-athletes loved playing on a stage such as the Kohl Center, and it was exciting to see the support that UW-Platteville had in attendance."

"It's seeing their smiles that remind me of my 'why' every day." 

-Coach Megan Wilson

Women's basketball is now off for nine days before their regular season opener at the UW-River Falls Tournament. The Pioneers play St. Norbert on Friday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m., and face off against St. Olaf at 1 p.m. on Saturday.