STEVENS POINT – On the Pointers annual PinkZone night Britta Petersen scored 24 points on 12-of-15 shooting and Christin Coles added a season-high 13 points off the bench as the women's basketball team sailed to a 77-59 victory Wednesday evening in the Berg Gymnasium.
The Pointers struggled early against the Pioneers allowing them to stay around and take the lead with 5:51 left in the first half. Coles then answered back with a jumper and the Pointers defense stepped up and did not allow the Pioneers another field goal in the half. The Pointers finished out the half with a 14-3 run.
Petersen scored three out of the first four baskets the Pointers made to start off the half and the Pointers pushed the margin to 17 points mid-way through the second. Petersen scored 10 points in the half by nailing a perfect five out of five shots from the field.
The Pointers bench was the highlight of the evening. The bench put up 10 points in the first half but exploded for 29 in the second. Coles led the bench scoring with 13 and Whitney Verdegen, Brooke Allen and Claire Glodowski all added seven. The seven points for Glodowski was a season high.
The biggest led for the Pointers came with 2:55 left when they were able to push the gap to 25 points. The Pointers shot 55.2 percent for the half and ended the game at 51.7 percent from the field.
Senior Ashley Windt gathered in a team high seven rebounds in just fifteen minutes of action while Cassie Bandow pulled down six of her own. Josi Schultz led the Pointers with six assists.
The Pioneers were led by senior Stacia Nemitz who shot 7-of-12 from the field and scored 21 points. Charity Stotmeister added 16 and Claire Poad chipped in with 10.
UW-Stevens Point (19-5, 11-4 WIAC) will finish up the regular season when they travel to UW- La Crosse to face the Eagles Saturday, February 20th. Action is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.