Women's Hoops in Sweet Sixteen

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Whitewater came out of the gate quickly, going ahead 11-3 on Sam Quandt's 3-pointer at 14:49.  With 2:09 left in the period Cortney Kumerow hit two free throws to push Whitewater's margin into double figures, 31-21. UW-W led 32-25 at the break.

The Lady Reds controlled the boards in the half, with a 24-13, with 11 of those Carthage rebounds coming on the offensive end. No player, either team, scored in double figures in the half.

UW-W used the same strategy to start the second half, outscoring the Lady Reds 17-5 over the first six minutes to put the Warhawks up 49-30. The closest Carthage came in the second half was 51-40 at 10:06. 

The Warhawks closed the gap on the boards in the second half, Carthage still leading, at 41-35.  UW-W's defense forced Carthage 30% shooting from the field, while Whitewater was hitting 45% on its end of the floor. 

UW-W freshman guard Abbie Reeves was the game's leading scorer with 16, including 3-6 from long range and 3-4 from the line.  Senior point Kaitlyn Thill contributed 15 points, also leading UW-W with five steals and five assists.  Carthage was led by junior center Michelle Wenzel's 14 points and game high five blocked shots. 

Carthage ends the season 24-5.