Duhawks win twice at UWP tourney, up to 3-0
Mon, Nov. 21, 2011 - [Women's Basketball]

Loras took their 1-0 record up the road to UW-Platteville this weekend and promptly went 2-0, knocking off the host Pioneers 68-58 and the Edgewood Eagles, 47-42.

 

Loras 68, UWP 58

 

The Duhawks moved to 2-0 with a 10-point road win over the UW-Platteville Pioneers on Saturday afternoon. They were led by Kelly Rogowski's career high 31 points in 26 minutes off the bench.

 

Loras claimed an early 6-4 lead in the first half and built it to ten points at 16-6 thanks to Rogowski's early points and Melissa Herrmann's three points.

 

The visitors closed the first half on an 11-2 run over the final four minutes to take a convincing 36-19 lead into the locker room.

 

Early second half turnovers plagued the Duhawks as the Pioneers scrapped their way back to a 40-40 tie with 12 minutes to play thanks to some solid long distance shooting. Rogowski went 8-for-8 from the free throw line and 2-for-2 from long distance (both in the final 4:30) help the Duhawks to the finish line.

 

Lindsey LaBadie reached double figures, scoring 10 points and Brittney Cato had seven assists with just one turnover and two points. Katie Wheeler scored eight points and matched Rogowski with a team high seven rebounds.

 

Loras 47, Edgewood 42

 

Sunday's contest saw the Eagles and Duhawks combined to shoot 30-for-107 from the floor, but the Duhawks prevailed thanks to a six point halftime lead and three players in double figures who combined to score 34 of Loras' 47 points.

 

The score was just 9-8 in favor of Loras at the halfway point of the first half, as Katie Langmeier took to the free throw line to score four straight points and extend the lead to 13-8. Langmeier would score a total of nine of her 11 total points in the first half to help Loras to their 24-18 halftime lead. She also finished with a team high nine rebounds – including six on the offensive end.

 

Brit Kent answered with nine second half points for the Duhawks on 4-of-6 shooting to finish with 11 points. Lindsey LaBadie finished the game with a team high 13 points, adding five rebounds and three steals.

 

The Duhawks held off a late run with their made free throws and escaped with a 47-42 win to move to 3-0.

 

Next up for the Duhawks is a mid-week trip to River Forest, Illinois to take on the Dominican University Stars (1-2). Tipoff is 2:00 PM on Wednesday.