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UWSP defense strong in win over Titans

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team put together a strong defensive performance on Wednesday evening, forcing 23 turnovers and holding UW-Oshkosh to 37.8 percent shooting from the field, en route to a 66-56 victory in Berg Gym.

Trailing 10-8 in the early minutes, the Pointers took the lead for good thanks to a 10-2 run capped by an Ashley Averkamp (New Berlin, WI/West) jumper with 11:20 remaining in the half. The Pointers held the lead down the stretch and took a 33-27 advantage into halftime.

In the second half, the Pointers built a double-digit lead midway through the half and never looked back, cruising to the 10-point victory.

Sam Barber (Schofield, WI/D.C. Everest/Winona St.) led the Pointers in scoring with 15 points as Cassie Bandow (Plover, WI/Pacelli) added 13 points. Averkamp chipped in with eight points and nine rebounds.

The Pointers (20-3, 12-2 WIAC) capitalized on their defensive prowess, recording 18 points off turnovers.

Megan Wenig led the Titans (7-15, 1-12 WIAC) in scoring with 16 points and Kelsey Myklebust contributed 15 points.

The Pointers travel to UW-Stout Feb. 15 to face the Blue Devils at 7 p.m.

Courtesy: UWSP Sports Information

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