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St. Norbert Tops UW-Platteville For First Win

From Sports Information Director, November 21, 2015 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College earned a win over a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe for the 13th consecutive season with a 76-60 triumph over UW-Platteville in a non-conference game on Connie Tilley Court at Schuldes Sports Center.

The Green Knights (1-1), who last went a season without beating a WIAC foe in 2002-03, have beaten eight of the nine schools who belonged to the league during the last 13 seasons. St. Norbert has not beaten UW-River Falls during that stretch and has not faced the Falcons since the 1988-89 season.

St. Norbert jumped out to a 23-11 lead after the first quarter with its only deficit coming at 2-0 on the first possession of the game. The Green Knights led 10-7 halfway through the quarter before going on an 11-0 run to take a 21-7 lead. Five different players scored during the run, which was finished by Megan McGoohan's jumper with 1:34 left in the quarter.

Platteville (1-2) eventually cut its deficit down to five at 27-22 about midway through the second quarter, but the Green Knights would finish the half on a 7-2 run to take a 34-24 lead into intermission.

St. Norbert led 41-26 early in the third quarter on a Regan Carmichael 3-pointer with 7:58 left in the third quarter, but the Pioneers would answer again with a 15-5 run to pull within 46-41 with 2:58 left in the quarter. Jill Kleiman's conventional three-point play pushed St. Norbert's lead back to eight and took a 56-45 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Platteville got to within 58-48 with 8:07 left, but the Pioneers would get no closer down the stretch.

Stephanie Weigman led St. Norbert with 19 points, while Carmichael added 15 points and Brianna Byrne 13. The Green Knights shot 45.9 percent (28-for-61) from the floor and were even on the glass with the Pioneers at 37-37.

Morgan Horstman was the only Platteville player to finish in double figures with 11 points. The Pioneers shot 41.4 percent (24-for-58) from the floor.