UW-Whitewater’s women’s basketball team continues to roll.

The Warhawks opened up a 10-point lead after one quarter Saturday and cruised to a 71-45 win over UW-River Falls in WIAC action in the Kachel Gym.

Fourth-ranked Whitewater improved to 19-2 overall and remained in sole possession of first place in the conference at 9-1.

Becky Roeder and Rebekah Schumacher each had 16 points to lead the Warhawks, while Lake Geneva Badger graduate Courtney Oomens added 10. Whitewater hit nine 3-pointers in the game and led 45-27 at half.

The Warhawks play at UW-Platteville on Wednesday.

UW-WHITEWATER 71,

UW-RIVER FALLS 45

UW-River Falls 11 16 11 7 — 45

UW-Whitewater 21 24 13 13 — 71

UW-River Falls (fg-ftm-pts) — Wordynski 7-4-18; Pearson 4-2-11; Koop 2-0-6; DeSouza 2-0-5; Crissinger 1-1-3; Heinrichs 1-0-2. Totals: 17-7-45

UW-Whitewater — Raeder 5-2-16; Kieres 4-0-9; Taylor 3-2-8; Grundahl 1-2-4; Corcoran 1-1-3; Schumacher 6-2-16; Oomens 4-2-10; Simmons 2-0-5. Totals: 26-10-71

3-point goals — RF 4 (Koop 2, Pearson, DeSouza), W 9 (Roeder 4, Schumacher 3, Kieres, Corcoran). Free throws missed — UW-RF 3, UW-W 5. Total fouls — UW-RF 14, UW-W 14.

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