STEVENS POINT (PRESS RELEASE)- The UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team used a 12-0 run midway through the second half to help them to a thrilling 75-73 victory over UW-La Crosse Saturday at Berg Gymnasium.
The Pointers found themselves down 54-43 with 14:13 to go in the game but then they started their big run to take a one point lead with 11:19 remaining.
Cassie Bandow started the run with a three point jumper and Josi Schultz had five of her 11 points during the run.
The Pointers and Eagles played it close the rest of the way, with the Pointers holding the largest lead the rest of the way at nine Britta Petersen made a jumper to give the Pointers a 72-63 edge with 4:06 to go in the game.
The Eagles had an answer though, as they rallied off the next eight points and made it 72-71 with 1:02 remaining in the game when Dana Churchill hit a three pointer.
Andrea Flease then made two free throws to make the score 74-71. After a UW-La Crosse timeout, the Eagles Melissa Lang made a jumper making the score 74-73 with eleven seconds remaining.
Flease got fouled again with nine seconds left and made one of two free throws giving the Pointers a two point edge. The Pointers defense stood strong on the last drive as they held on for the two point victory.
Flease led the Pointers in scoring for the game as she finished with 20 points. Flease also has seven steals and four assists.
Petersen finished with 19 points on nine of eleven shooting, and she had a team high in rebounds with six.
Danielle Frank had a big day for the Eagles with 32 points and 12 rebounds. Frank shot 15-19 from the field. Lindsey Litrenta finished with a game high 10 assists for the Eagles.
The win keeps the Pointers on top of the WIAC standings with a 5-0 league record. The Pointers return to action next Wednesday when they host UW-Platteville at the Berg Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.