STEVENS POINT (Press Release) - The UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team held UW-Oshkosh to 28 percent shooting on the evening as the Pointers held off the Titans to earn a 54-42 victory Wednesday night at the Berg Gymnasium.
The Pointers jumped out to a 14-4 lead with 10:51 to go in the first half. Ashley Averkamp powered the quick start with four points and four rebounds during the run.
The margin remained between eight and ten points the rest of the half as the Pointers took a 23-14 lead into the break. UW-Oshkosh shot just 23 percent (6-26) in the first half.
After the Titans Becca Diedrich hit a three to start the second half the Pointers went on a 12-2 run to take a 35-18 lead with 15:10 left in the game. Myranda Tyler scored four of her six points during the run.
Oshkosh then answered with a 10-2 run of their own to make the score 37-28 with 10:18 remaining.
The Pointers took a 30 second timeout and then used a quick 4-0 run to push the lead back up to 13 points. From there, UWSP never looked back going on to the 54-42 victory.
Averkamp led the Pointers with 11 points and eight rebounds. Sam Barber also added eight rebounds and Andrea Flease had five assists and four steals.
The Pointers were playing without leading scorer and rebounder Britta Petersen who was out with an injury.
The win keeps the Pointers on top of the WIAC with a 4-0 record. They will take on second place UW-La Crosse on Saturday at the Berg Gymnasium at 5:00 p.m.
Courtesy: UWSP Press Release