Cold-shooting Pioneers fall to Blugolds

Cold-shooting Pioneers fall to Blugolds

The frigid weather that gripped much of the country this week seemed to catch up to the UW-Platteville women's basketball team Saturday night, as the Pioneers fell 75-42 at UW-Eau Claire.

The Pioneers, coming off a home win against UW-Stout Wednesday, couldn't match that performance in Zorn Arena, connecting on just 28 percent of their shots. The Blugolds led 21-6 after one period and 40-15 at the half en route to the victory. UWEC improved to 10-3 overall and 2-0 in WIAC play, while the Pioneers fell to 5-8. 1-1.

Miranda Meland scored 9 points, and Kassie Hansen 7 for the Pioneers. The Blugolds' Hallee Hoepner led all scorers with 16 points.

The Pioneers return to action Wednesday, playing host to UW-River Falls at 7 p.m.

By Paul Erickson, Director, UW-Platteville Communications, 608.342.1194,