No. 19-ranked UW-Whitewater outscored No. 17-ranked St. Thomas 19-6 at the foul line Monday in its 75-69 non-conference women's basketball victory over the Tommies in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
The Warhawks (10-1) receved 21 points from Becky Raeder, and 16 points and 12 boards from Johanna Taylor. They also had a 36-31 rebounding advantage.
St. Thomas sophomore Amber Darge sank five of her team's 11 baskets from 3-point range and closed with 17 points. The Tommies (7-3) shot 51 percent from the floor and made 11-of-22 from behind the arc.
Darge's trey with 23 seconds remaining cut the Whitewater lead to 69-67. Madi Schirmer's basket with seven seconds to go made it 71-69, but the Warhawks made four free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.
The Purple resume conference play next Saturday at Concordia-Moorhead.