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December 13, 2010
— The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team did an inside job on UW-Milwaukee here Sunday.

Coach Lisa Stone’s Badgers piled up a 34-8 advantage in the paint and notched a 68-53 nonconference victory over the Panthers at the Kohl Center, giving Wisconsin (4-7) two straight wins after a seven-game losing streak.


Tara Steinbauer and Jefferson High graduate Lin Zastrow, both seniors, led Wisconsin’s inside domination. Each scored 17 points, and they combined for 19 rebounds, enabling the Badgers to build a 38-23 advantage on the boards.


With her 10 rebounds, Steinbauer had her third double-double of the season and the eighth of her career.


Alyssa Karel, another senior, added 10 points to give Wisconsin three double-figure scorers. Sophomore Taylor Wurtz contributed eight rebounds.


Anne Breland made five of eight three-point shots in leading UW-M with 17 points. Alex Klawitter, a Janesville Parker High School graduate, got one minute of action for the Panthers and missed her only shot.


Wisconsin led 30-26 at halftime after rolling up a 7-2 advantage in the final 2:53, capped by junior Jade Davis’ three-point goal with two seconds left.


The Badgers held the Panthers (3-6) without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes from late in the first half to midway through the second half. During that stretch, Wisconsin built a 17-6 advantage, but Milwaukee battled back.


The Panthers got within 42-39 with 10:52 left, but Steinbauer retaliated by scoring eight of Wisconsin’s next 10 points. The 6-foot post player’s lay-up with 7:52 remaining gave the Badgers a 52-41 lead.


Wisconsin completes its nonconference schedule Wednesday at Wyoming. The Badgers begin Big Ten play Dec. 30 at Purdue.


WISCONSIN 68, UW-MILWAUKEE 53

UW-Milwaukee (53)—Laur 3-9 0-0 7, Tucker 3-7 0-0 8, Lindfors 0-3 0-0 0, Theut 1-2 0-0 3, Rodriguez 4-14 4-4 14, Chandler 0-0 0-0 0, Ehlen 0-0 0-0 0, Schell 0-0 0-0 0, Breland 6-13 0-0 17, Pfeffer 0-0 0-0 0, Klomstad 2-4 0-1 4, Klawitter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 19-53 4-5 53.


Wisconsin (68)—Steinbauer 7-8 3-4 17, Zastrow 5-10 7-7 17, Davis 2-2 2-3 7, Wurtz 1-8 0-0 3, Karel 4-12 1-1 10, Neal 0-0 0-0 0, Paige 2-5 0-0 6, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Stephen 1-1 0-0 2, Buggs 0-0 0-0 0, Covington 2-3 2-2 6, Rochel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-49 15-17 68.


UW-Milwaukee 26 27—53


Wisconsin 30 38—68


Three-point goals—UW-Milwaukee 11-24 (Laur 1-5, Tucker 2-3, Theut 1-1, Rodriguez 2-6, Breland 5-8, Wisconsin 5-20 (Davis 1-1, Wurtz 1-7, Karel 1-7, Paige 2-5). Rebounds—UW-Milwaukee 23 (Rodriguez 6), Wisconsin 38 (Steinbauer 10, Zastrow 9, Wurtz 8). Assists—UW-Milwaukee 14 (Theut 4), Wisconsin 15 (Davis 4, Stephen 4). Total fouls—UW-Milwaukee 17, Wisconsin 9.


Attendance—4,778.


-- Marquette 63, (23) UW-Green Bay 60—Paige Fiedorowicz scored nine of her 15 points in the second half on Sunday as Marquette slipped past UW-Green Bay in Milwaukee.


Kayla Tetschlag’s 17 points led Green Bay (9-1), which had its 17-game regular-season winning streak snapped.


Green Bay got to within two on Sarah Eichler’s driving basket with 14.1 seconds to go, but Sarina Simmons sank one of two free throws for the final margin.


The Phoenix never led.


“We just didn’t come out ready to go,” Green Bay coach Matt Bollant said.


A desperation three-pointer by Adrian Ritchie fell short as Marquette (8-2) beat Green Bay for the first time in the last three meetings.


Marquette’s Angel Robinson added 14 points.


“We came prepared.”



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