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Pointer women clinch share of WIAC crown with win over Blugolds

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STEVENS POINT (PRESS RELEASE)- The UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team clinched at least a share of the regular season conference championship with a 67-59 victory over UW-Eau Claire (13-9, 7-6 WIAC) in the team's annual Pink Zone game Wednesday night at Berg Gymnasium.

The Pointers trailed at the half 27-26 but used a second half surge to put away the Blugolds. The Pointers saw four players score in double figures including 11 big points off the bench for Josi Schultz. Schultz was aggressive all night against the zone defense of UW-Eau Claire and was key to the Pointer's success in the second half.

Sam Barber scored two of her team leading 13 points at the 11:07 mark of the second half to give the Pointers the lead they would hold for the rest of the game. Barber hit three three-point baskets as the Pointers totaled nine as a team.

Cassie Bandow and Christin Coles each finished the game with 12 points apiece.  Bandow also finished with four assists and six rebounds.

Hannah Mesick led UW-Eau Claire in a double-double effort with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Nicole Christianson added 11 points.

UW-Stevens Point (20-2, 13-0 WIAC) looks to clinch the WIAC outright on Saturday afternoon as they take on the Falcons of UW-River Falls, the game is set to tip-off at 5 pm. Saturday is also Senior Day for both the Pointer women.

Courtesy:  UWSP

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