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UW-Whitewater basketball teams sweep Oshkosh

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Gazette staff
February 15, 2014

UW-Whitewater’s women’s basketball team clinched the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season title outright on Saturday night.

Mary Merg had 18 points and Brodhead graduate Kristen Ruchti added 14 to lead the Warhawks to a 64-46 win over UW-Oshkosh.

Whitewater improved to 21-3 overall and remained unbeaten at 15-0 in the WIAC.

The Warhawks led by six at half but limited the Titans to 25 points in the second half in pulling away for the win.

Whitewater wraps up the regular season next Saturday at home against UW-Eau Claire.

WHITEWATER 64, OSHKOSH 46

Whitewater (64)—Mandrell 1-2-4; Burton 3-0-8; Thill, 0-7-7; Reeves, 3-3-10; Merg, 6-6-18; Olsen, 1-0-3; Ruchti, 6-2-14. Totals: 20-20-64.

Oshkosh (46)—Kuehl, 2-5-9; Stecker, 1-6-8; Schmidt, 1-0-2; Neustifter, 1-0-2; Selner, 1-1-3; Truttman, 3-0-9; Novak, 2-0-5; Kokta, 2-0-5; Richard, 1-1-3. Totals: 14-13-46.

UW-Whitewater          27 37—64

UW-Oshkosh               21 25—46

Three-point goals—Whitewater 4 (Burton 2, Reeves, Olsen), Oshkosh 5 (Truttman 3, Novak, Kotka). Free throws missed—Whitewater 5, Oshkosh 8. Total fouls—Whitewater 19, Oshkosh 18.

 

•  Warhawks men cruise to victory—K.J. Evans scored 17 points and Reggie Hearn added 16 as the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team took down visiting UW-Oshkosh 75-51 on Saturday.

The Warhawks hit nine 3-pointers and jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first half.

Alex Merg and Eric Bryson each scored 10 points for No. 3 Whitewater, which moved to 21-3 overall and 12-3 in the WIAC.

WHITEWATER 75, OSHKOSH 51

Oshkosh (51)—Schebel, 5-2-12; Wurtz, 3-0-8; Olson, 2-2-6; Mueller, 2-0-5; Royston, 0-2-2; Bolger, 1-4-7; Jansen, 2-1-5; Vander Wyst, 1-0-2; Laihinen, 1-0-2; Dwyer, 1-0-2. Totals:18-11-51.

Whitewater (75)—Evans, 3-9-17; Hearn, 6-4-16; Merg, 3-2-10; E. Bryson, 4-0-10; Young, 2-2-7; Odegaard, 2-0-5; Patten, 1-1-4; Egan, 1-1-3; Bradley, 1-0-2; D. Bryson, 0-1-1. Totals: 23-20-75.

UW-Oshkosh    24                                     27—51

UW-Whitewater 37                                   38—75

Three-point goals—Oshkosh 4 (Wurtz 2, Mueller, Bolger), Whitewater 9 (Evans 2, Merg 2, E. Bryson 2, Young, Odegaard, Patten). Free throws missed—Oshkosh 2, Whitewater 11. Total fouls—Oshkosh 26, Whitewater 15.. Fouled out—Schebel.



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