Rock County women advance to Final Four

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February 19, 2014

The UW-Rock County women's basketball team is Final Four bound.

Led by 27 points from Evansville High graduate Leeanna Kinney, the Rattlers raced past UW-Marathon, 88-57 on Wednesday night, in a Wisconsin Collegiate Conference tournament game.

Rock County (14-9) advances to the WCC Final Four on Saturday. The Rattlers play UW-Marshfield.

“We split with them during the season, so it should be a great game,” Rock County coach Scott Lee said of Saturday's matchup. “If we shoot like we did tonight, I like our chances.”

The Rattlers maded 13 3-pointers against Marathon, including four each from Kinney and Lexi Weigand. Rock County led 38-16 at half.

Weigand, a Fort Aktinson graduate, added 23 points and Janesville Craig graduate Emily O'Donnell chipped in 15.  


Marathon (57)—Kohls, 4-0-8; Teske, 2-4-8; Roth, 11-6-28; Shady, 1-2-4; Coleman, 2-0-6; Clark, 1-0-3.

Rock County (88)—Chesebro, 4-2-10; Dement, 0-1-1; Kinney, 7-9-27; Wellnitz, 2-0-6; O'Donnell, 6-0-15; Weigand, 8-3-23; Rackow, 1-2-4; Harnack, 1-0-2.

Marathon County      16 41—57

UW-Rock County        38 50—88

Three-point goals—Marathon 3 (Coleman 2, Clark), Rock County 13 (Kinney 4, Weigand 4, O'Donnell 3, Wellnitz 2). Free throws missed—Marathon 5, Rock County 11. Total fouls—Marathon 15, Rock County 17. Fouled out—Chesebro.

n Season ends for Rock County men—Garrett Huffar's 3-pointer with seven seconds left in overtime lifted UW-Richland Center to a 100-97 win over UW-Rock County's men's basketball team Wednesday night.

Rock County (16-9) led by 14 at half but could not overcome shooting woes from the free-throw line. The Rattlers missed 15 free throws for the game.

Montrell Presley had a game-high 29 points for Rock County before fouling out.



Richland Center (100)—Dull, 1-7-9; McGee, 5-0-10; Johsnon, 6-3-15; Howard, 4-1-9; Hassell, 7-11-26; Gray, 9-6-24; Huffar, 1-4-7.

Rock County (97)—Dessent, 1-1-3; Hunt, 7-0-18; Moss, 3-1-8; Hoskins, 3-10-16; Barnes, 6-7-19; Montrell Presley, 11-4-29; Thompson, 1-2-4.

UW-Richland Center  42       45                      13—100

UW-Rock County        56       31                        10—97

Three-point goals—Richland Center 2 (Hassell, Huffar)Rock County 8 (Hunt 4, Presley 3, Moss). Free throws missed—Richland Center 10, Rock County 15. Total fouls—Richland Center 27, Rock County 32. Fouled out—Howard, Gray, Spry, Presley.

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