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Badger women remain tied for first

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Gazette staff
January 31, 2011
— The winning ways continued Sunday afternoon for the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team.

Led by the senior duo of Lin Zastrow and Alyssa Karel, the Badgers outscored Northwestern 20-5 over the last 10 minutes in pulling away for 62-50 Big Ten Conference win.


The victory kept the Badgers (12-9 overall) tied for first place in the Big Ten standings with Penn State at 7-2.


“I thought our seniors really stepped it up again in the second half,” said UW coach Lisa Stone. “Lin and Alyssa really took off and separated us.


“We went on a 20-5 run to end the game, and the 20 is less important to me than the five. We really held Northwestern at bay. Northwestern got some good looks, but we are able to limit them to one shot and get the


rebound.”


Zastrow, a Jefferson High graduate, scored nine of Wisconsin’s 20 points, including seven straight, to key the run. Northwestern (14-8, 3-6) led 45-42 with 10:39 left to play before the 6-foot-4 Zastrow went to work.


Zastrow and Karel each finished with 17 points to lead all scorers. Sophomore Taylor Wurtz added 14 points, all in the first half.


The Badgers shot 44 percent (22-of-50) from the field, including 50 percent (10-of-20) from behind the arc. Wisconsin also made eight of nine free throws.


“Amy Jaeschke had only 10 points today, and that was amazing,” said Stone. “I credit our defense, not only Lin


Zastrow, but our entire team defense.”


“We had a week to prepare, and I thought our game plan was outstanding. This is a tough place to play against a really good team. Our team continues to grow and get better.”


The Badgers return home Thursday, taking on 10th-ranked Michigan State at


7 p.m. in the Kohl Center.


WISCONSIN 62, NORTHWESTERN 50

Wisconsin (62)—Zastrow 8-14 0-0 17; Steinbauer 0-5 2-2 2; Davis 1-3 2-3 5; Wurtz 4-9 2-2 14; Karel 714 0-0 17; Stephen 1-1 0-0 2; Covington 0-2 0-0 0; Paige 1-2 2-2 5. Totals: 22-50 8-9 62.


Northwestern (50)—Orban 2-4 0-0 5; Hackney 3-6 0-0 7; Jaeschke 4-12 2-2 10; reed 5-10 1-2 13; Marshall 4-8 1-2 12; Mocchi 0-1 0-0 0; Diamant 0-5 0-0 0; Jones 1-2 0-0 3. Totals: 19-48 4-6 50.


Wisconsin 28 34—62


Northwestern 25 25—50


Three-point goals—Wisconsin 10-20 (Zastrow 1-1, Davis 1-3, Wurtz 4-7, Karel 3-7, Paige 1-2), Northwestern 8-23 (Orban 1-2, Hackney 1-3, Jaeschke 0-1, Reed 2-6, Marshall 3-7, Mocchi 0-1, Diamant 0-2, Jones 1-1). Rebounds—Wisconsin 27 (Davis 7), Northwestern 32 (Reed 13). Assists—Wisconsin 15 (Steinbauer 5), Northwestern 15 (Marshall 6). Total fouls—Wisconsin 9, Northwestern 15.


Attendance—2,117.



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