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Falcons Get Win at St. Scholastica; Holst Gets Double-Double

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 31, 2008

The Falcon women’s basketball team picked up its eighth win of the year with a 65-55 victory at St. Scholastica on Tuesday night.

Alise Holst scored 21 points and dished out eight assists to lead the Falcons. Both were career highs. She also had 12 rebounds giving Holst her second double-double of the season. She scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Oshkosh.

Maranda Dohrn almost came out with a double-double of her own. She finished with 12 rebounds and nine points. Taylor House finished with 12 points and four rebounds. Jenna Hanson scored six points, grabbed six rebounds and had three assists and three steals for a solid effort in all phases of the game.

The Falcons shot 26-73 (.356) from the field, including 3-19 (.158) from three-point range. They were 10-14 (.714) from the line. The Falcons grabbed 55 rebounds which is the most in a game this season.

The Falcons held a 31-27 lead at the half. RF was led by Holst who scored nine first half points. She also had four assists and three rebounds. Dohrn and Kelli Hilt both scored five points. Dohrn led the Falcons with four first half rebounds and Hilt had two steals.

UWRF scored the first nine points of the game to take early command. But CSS got to within 19-17 with 6:51 left when Kirsten Haukom hit a layup.

CSS tied the game, 31-31, with 19:07 to play. With 15:59 to play the Saints took a 38-35 lead when Katie Kimm hit a three. UWRF then scored six straight points to take a 41-38 lead with 12:29 to go. But with 9:40 to go CSS tied the game again, 43-43. The Saints took a 48-47 lead with 6:50 to play, but Holst hit a jumper, was fouled, and completed the three-point play to give the Falcons a 50-48 lead with 6:38 to go. UWRF then went on a 7-2 run to take a 57-50 lead with 4:30 to go. The Saints got to with 57-52 with 3:24 to play, but that’s as close as they would get the rest of the way.

CSS was led by Lauren Amys who scored 11 points. CSS, now 2-8 overall, shot 19-58 (.328) from the field, including 4-20 (.200) from behind the arc. They finished 13-20 (.650) from the line. CSS finished with 38 rebounds.

The Falcons, now 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the WIAC, return to conference play on Saturday at UW-Whitewater. Action starts at 3 p.m. UWW is ranked No. 5 in this week’s D3Hoops.com poll.

Game Box Score

Alise Holst

Alise Holst

Maranda Dohrn,

Maranda Dohrn,

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Tess Lardie player of the week

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 22, 2008

Guard Tess Lardie (So., Eagan, Minn.) played well in the team’s 78-66 loss at Hamline last week. Lardie, 5-8, played 31 minutes and finished the game with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. She shot 4-9 from the field, including 1-5 from three-point range. She was 3-4 at the line. This year Lardie is averaging 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds a game. She has 16 assists and 11 steals.

Tess Lardee

Tess Lardee

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Falcons Lose at Hamline, 78-66

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 19, 2008

The Falcon women’s basketball team lost a 78-66 non-conference game at Hamline University on Thursday night.

UWRF led just once in the game, 4-2, with 17:20 to play in the first half when Tess Lardie hit a jumper. The Pipers then went on a 7-0 run to take a 9-4 lead with 16:06 to play. Hamline led by as much as 18 points twice in the first half. The last, 36-18, came with 3:23 to play. But the Falcons scored the last seven points of the half to make it a 34-23 game going into halftime. Alise Holst hit a three pointer and Maranda Dohrn hit four free throws to get the Falcons the 7-0 run.

The Falcons came out and made a run early in the second half. UWRF got to within four, 35-31, with 12:49 to play when Katie Theisen hit a free throw. But the Pipers led by 12 twice after that and the closest the Falcons would get was seven points, 55-48, with with 8:12 to play when Holst hit a jumper. The Pipers led by double digits for most of the rest of the game.

Five Falcons scored in double digits led by leading scorer, Tiffany Gregorich, who finished with 15 coming off the bench. She had three rebounds, four assists and five steals. Lardie added 12 points, three rebounds and three assists. Holst scored 11 points and had six rebounds. Taylor House and Kelli Hilt each scored 10 points. House and Jenna Hanson each had eight rebounds to lead the Falcons. The Falcons shot 21-65 (.323) from the field, including just 3-20 (.150) from behind the arc. They were 21-31 (.677) from the line. UWRF had a slight, 40-37, advantage in rebounds.

Jessica Heinen scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead HU. The Pipers shot 28-64 (.481) from the field, including 7-18 (.389) from three-point range. They were 19-24 (.792) from the line. The win was fifth-year head coach Melissa Young-Kruse’s 51st at Hamline making her the career win leader.

The Falcons, now 7-3 overall, will next play another non-conference game at St. Scholastica on Dec. 30 with tip off set for 7 p.m.

Game Box Score

Tess Lardie

Tess Lardie

Tiffany Gregorich

Tiffany Gregorich

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Women’s Basketball Pictures- Platteville, December 13, 2008

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 15, 2008

Here are pictures from the Platteville game.

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Tiffany Gregorich player of the week

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 14, 2008

Guard Tiffany Gregorich (Fr., Altoona, Wis.) helped the Falcons to a split in two WIAC games last week. In the team’s 78-55 win over Platteville on Saturday at the Karges Center, she scored a career-high 29 points. She was 11-14 (.785) from the field, including 2-4 from three-point range and 5-6 (.833) from the line. She also led the Falcons with four assists and played only 19 minutes. In the two games she scored 33 points, had eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in 35 minutes of action. Gregorich leads the team in scoring averaging 12.9 points a game. She also averages 2.6 rebounds per outing. She is tied for the team lead with 23 assists and she has one block and 15 steals.

Tiffany Gregorich

Tiffany Gregorich

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Gregorich Sets Career High with 29 Points in Falcon Win Over UWP, 78-55

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 14, 2008

Freshman guard Tiffany Gregorich scored a career high 29 points to help the Falcons defeat the Pioneers of UW-Platteville Saturday afternoon at the Karges Center. The final score was 78-55.

Gregorich shot 79 percent (11-14) from the field and 50 percent (2-4) from the three point line. In addition, she shot 83 percent (5-6) from the free throw line. She also contributed two steals in the Falcons’ victory.

Fellow freshman Maranda Dohrn added 11 points of her own to give UWRF a total of 40 points off the bench. Dohrn also had nine rebounds, which led all players.

Also in double figures were Tess Lardie and Alise Holst who both scored ten points. The Falcons had 15 steals in the game. Jenna Hanson had five, and Taylor House had four.

As a team, UWRF shot 44 percent from the field, shooting 28-63. From behind the arc, the Falcons shot 8-25 (32 percent); they shot 64 percent from the free throw line (14-22).

With this victory, River Falls advances to 7-2 overall and an impressive 2-1 in the WIAC. The team’s next match-up will be Thursday at Hamline. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Game Box Score

Tiffany Gregorich

Tiffany Gregorich

Maranda Dohrn

Maranda Dohrn

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Despite Holst’s Career High, Falcons Fall to Blue Devils, 80-57

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 11, 2008

Freshman forward Alise Holst set another career high for herself, scoring 17 points. However, her effort wasn’t enough. The Falcons lost 80-57 to the UW-Stout Blue Devils Wednesday night at the Johnson Field House.

In their second WIAC game of the season, UWRF looked to make a 2-0 start. Sout forward Julia Hirssig managed a double-double on the Falcons, with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Leading scorers for the Falcons was Holst who scored 17 points. She also added six rebounds, two blocks, and a steal. She controlled her defense to two personal fouls. She shot 56 percent from the field (5-9), an impressive 2-3 (67 percent) from behind the arc, and 33 percent from the free throw line (5-15).

Adding to the Falcons front was forward Maranda Dohrn and guard Jenna Hanson; each contributed nine points. Forward Taylor House had eight; Tiffany Gregorich, five; Tess Lardie, four; and Katie Theisen and Kelli Hilt had three and two points respectively. Dohrn also trailed Hirssig by a single rebound, ending the night with 10 total.

Defensively, the Falcons forced 24 turnovers from the Blue Devils, but managed 22 of their own, as well. UWRF had 12 steals and 39 total rebounds.

As a team, the Falcons shot 37 percent (22-59) from the field and 8-26 from the free throw line (31 percent). From behind the arc, the Falcons shot 33 percent (5-15).

Next, UWRF will host UW-Platteville on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Karges Center.

Game Box Score

Alise Holst

Alise Holst

Jenna Hanson

Jenna Hanson

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Game Pictures from the Stout game Dec 10 2008

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 11, 2008

Here are pictures fron the Stout game.

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Tiffany Gregorich player of the week

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 7, 2008

Guard Tiffany Gregorich (Fr., Altoona, Wis.) played a key role in helping the Falcons win two games last week, including a victory in the team’s first WIAC game of the year. Gregorich, 5-5, came off the bench to score 23 points in the two games finishing 10-20 from the field, including 3-9 from three-point range. She also had six rebounds, four assists and seven steals. Gregorich had three steals in a 57-43 win over Oshkosh and four against Viterbo. She led the team with 14 points and four assists in a 71-43 win over Viterbo. Gregorich currently leads the team in scoring with an 11.7 points per game average. She also averages 2.1 rebounds a game. She has 17 assists and 13 steals in seven games.

Tiffany Gregorich

Tiffany Gregorich

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Holst’s Double-Double Helps Falcons Win WIAC Match Against UWO, 53-43

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 7, 2008

Freshman forward Alise Holst had a double-double to spark the Falcons’ win over UW-Oshkosh, 53-43 Saturday afternoon at the Karges Center.

The game was the first WIAC Conference game of the season, and UWRF ccame out with confidence. Holst led all scorers with 11 ponits, and she also had 11 rebounds. She shot 42 percent (5-12) from the field and only had one personal foul.

Adding to the Falcons’ fire was sophomore guard Tess Lardie who had nine points and three rebounds. She shot 75 percent from the free throw line (3-4), 67 percent from behind the arc (2-3), and 33 percent from the field (2-6).

Freshman guard Tiffany Gregorich also had nine points. She managed to add three steals to her stats before fouling out of the game. Freshman forward Taylor House wowed the crowd with four huge blocks and ten total rebounds. Leading the team in steals was junior guard Kelli Hilt with four.

As a team, UWRF out-rebounded the Titans 53-32. They also had 12 steals to the Titans’ six. Each team finished the night with 19 turnovers.

The conference play continues all next week. On Wednesday, the Falcons travel to Menomonie to face the Blue Devils of UW-Stout at 7 p.m. And, on Saturday, UWRF will play host to the Pioneers of Platteville at the Karges Center at 3 p.m.

Game Box Score

Alise Holst

Alise Holst

Tess Lardie

Tess Lardie

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