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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The unbeaten UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team, ranked fourth in NCAA Division III, turned in a second consecutive strong all-around performance Monday afternoon, rolling to a 94-38 victory over Centre (Kentucky) during the team’s second and final day at the Daytona Beach Shootout.

The Warhawks (10-0 overall) shot 50.7 percent from the floor and held the Colonels to 30.4 percent on the other end. UW-W also forced 31 turnovers and committed only six of its own. Whitewater also held advantages on points in the paint (48-22), fast-break points (21-2), second-chance points (21-2) and points off turnovers (40-2).

Abby Belschner led all scorers with a career-high 19 points, shooting 7-for-11 shooting from the floor and 5-for-7 from the free-throw line. She added four rebounds, two assists and one block.

Whitewater High School product Rebekah Schumacher totaled 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and a team-best five steals. Johanna Taylor posted 11 points and a team-best six rebounds.

Centre (4-6) held an early 4-2 lead, but Grundahl tied the game and Schumacher gave Whitewater the lead for good with a 3-point basket at the 7-minute, 49-second mark of the first quarter.

Veronica Kieres (Chicago, Ill./Resurrection) gave the Warhawks their first double-digit advantage on a layup with 2:54 remaining, and UW-W led 29-13 at the end of the period.

Belschner made it a 21-point game on a layup with 8:13 left in the second quarter and gave UW-Whitewater its largest lead of the first half at 51-22 with a layup at the 2:13 mark.

The Warhawks extended their 28-point halftime advantage early in the third, tallying the first 20 points of the quarter and not allowing the Colonels to score until there was 3:02 on the clock. UW-W’s lead extended all the way to 49 points and was at 77-30 by the end of the period.

Lunden Alexander (Dolton, Ill./Thornwood) gave UW-Whitewater a 59-point advantage, its largest of the contest, on a 3-pointer with 1:38 on the clock in the fourth quarter.

The Warhawks are off until Dec. 29, when they will play host to Lake Forest (Ill.) at 4 p.m. to open their two-day holiday tournament. It will be the Warhawks’ first home game since Nov. 9.

UW-WHITEWATER 94, CENTRE 38

UW-WHITEWATER (10-0)

Schumacher 5-8 0-0 12, Taylor 5-8 1-1 11, Grundahl 3-5 2-4 8, Trautsch 2-5 0-0 5, Kieres 1-7 0-2 2, Belschner 7-11 5-7 19, Schauer 3-4 0-0 8, Oomens 3-6 1-2 7, Oloffson 2-3 1-1 5, Adams 2-5 0-0 4, Santo Tomingo 1-2 0-0 3, Alexander 1-1 0-0 3, Roquet 1-1 0-0 3, Baumgartner 1-1 0-0 2, Zuege 1-1 0-0 2, Carollo 0-2 0-0 0, Frick 0-2 0-0 0, Guthrie 0-2 0-0 0, Voelker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-75 10-17 94.

CENTRE (3-5)

Duggins 4-7 1-1 9, Chirico 3-13 1-2 7, Vincent 1-4 3-6 5, Herold 1-4 0-0 2, Jennings 1-1 0-2 2, Rucker 3-4 1-1 8, Thomas 0-1 3-4 3, Stiltner 1-2 0-0 2, Marovich 0-2 0-0 0, Hensley 0-4 0-0 0, Garrett 0-3 0-0 0, Tremblay 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-46 9-16 38.

UW-Whitewater 29 23 25 17 — 94

Centre 13 11 6 8 — 38

3-point goals—Whitewater 8-23 (Schauer 2-3, Schumacher 2-5, Trautsch 1-3, Santo Domingo 1-2, Alexander 1-1, Roquet 1-1); Centre 1-9 (Rucker 1-1, Duggins 0-1, Chirico 0-1, Marovich 0-1, Hensley 0-4, Tremblay 0-1). Rebounds—Whitewater 14-25-39 (Taylor 6), Centre 8-22-30 (Duggins 5, Chirico 5, Vincent 5). Total fouls—Whitewater 20; Centre 17. Assists—Whitewater 25 (Carollo 4); Centre 6 (Herold 2). Turnovers—Whitewater 6; Centre 31. Blocks—Whitewater 5; Centre 2. Steals—Whitewater 22 (Schumacher 5); Centre 3.

Sunday’s Result

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Defense and size formed a one-two punch the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team used to full advantage on Sunday.

The 9-0 Warhawks, ranked fourth in NCAA Division III, dominated all aspects of play in a 91-50 victory over Alfred (N.Y.) in the first game of their two-game trip to Daytona Beach.

Whitewater forced 31 turnovers, held a 57-30 edge in rebounds and kept the Big Blue (5-2) to 17 field goals overall—including 3-for-21 shooting from 3-point range.

Aleah Grundahl scored 16 points to lead 14 Warhawks who scored, including five who tallied eight or more points. Whitewater High School product added 13 points and four assists and Julie Belschner had 10 points.

Whitewater tallied 19 assists to four for Alfred. Yssa Santo Domingo had five assists and six steals for Whitewater.The Warhawks raced to a 21-9 lead in the first quarter, made it 46-22 at halftime and finished the game with a 20-8 scoring run in the fourth.

Briana Broadwell led Alfred with 10 points.

UW-WHITEWATER 91, ALFRED 50

ALFRED (5-2)

Welty 3-5 2-2 8, Rittenhouse 3-5 0-0 6, Ion 1-9 2-4 5, Harkenrider 2-9 0-0 4, Flint 1-7 0-0 3, Broadwell 2-6 5-6 10, O’Toole 2-5 3-3 7, Stewart 1-3 1-1 3, Fischer 1-1 0-0 2, Spila 1-5 0-0 2, Jewett 0-4 0-0 0, Velez-Hill 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 17-64 13-16 50.

UW-WHITEWATER (9-0)

Grundahl 8-13 0-0 16, Schumacher 4-8 3-5 13, Trautsch 3-9 0-0 7, Taylor 3-10 0-0 6, Kieres 2-6 0-0 5, Oomens 4-9 0-0 8, Carollo 4-6 0-0 8, Belschner 4-8 0-10, Voelker 2-3 0-0 5, Santo Domingo 2-4 0-0 4, Guthrie 1-2 2-2 4, Frick 1-2 0-0 3, Baumgartner 1-3 0-1 2, Oloffson 1-1 0-0 2, Schauer 0-3 0-0 0, Adams 0-2 0-0 0, Zuege 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-90 5-9 91.

Alfred 9 13 20 8 — 50

UW-Whitewater 21 25 25 20 — 91

3-point goals—Alfred 3-21 (Ion 1-6, Flint 1-2, Broadwell 1-3, Rittenhouse 0-2, Jewett 0-1, Velez-Hill 0-1, Harkenrider 0-6; Whitewater 6-19 (Schumacher 2-6, Trautsch 1-4, Kieres 1-1, Voelker 1-1, Frick 1-2, Carollo 0-1, Santo Domingo 0-1, Adams 0-1, Schauer 0-2). Rebounds—Alfred 11-19-30 (Jewett 6); Whitewater 25-32-57 (Taylor 7). Total fouls—Alfred 12; Whitewater 14. Blocks—Alfred 1; Whitewater 3. Assists—Alfred 4; Whitewater 19 (Santo Domingo 5). Steals—Alfred 10 (O’Toole 3); Whitewater 22 (Santo Domingo 6, Schumacher 4).

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