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.

The Warhawks will take on Kentucky’s Centre College (3-5) today at 1 p.m.


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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