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Archive for February, 2009
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 28, 2009
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 25, 2009
The Falcon women’s basketball team fell short against UW-Eau Claire, 62-47, at Zorn Arena Tuesday night in a WIAC playoff game.
EC jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead before the Falcons answered. The Falcons followed with a 10-2 run of their own to give RF a two point advantage with 14:29 remaining in the first half. EC quickly regained the lead, however, and maintained a six point advantage at halftime, 25-19.
The Blugolds would keep the lead throughout the second half. The Falcons cut the EC advantage to six points with 5:00 remaining when Jenna Hanson dropped in a hoop after getting an offensive rebound. But the Falcons could not get any closer.
Kelli Hilt led the Falcons with 14 points and six rebounds. Maranda Dohrn put together a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Taylor House chipped in 10 points.
Heather Witt poured in 19 points to lead EC in the winning effort.
RF shot 16-50 from the field (.320) including only 2-18 (.111) from beyond the arc. EC shot 22-58 from the field (.379) and an impressive 7-15 (.467) from behind the three-point line. The Falcons were 13-16 (.813) from the free throw line. The Blugolds only turned the ball over 12 times while the Falcons committed 22 turnovers.
The Falcons finish the season 14-12.
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 22, 2009
Guard Tiffany Gregorich (Fr., Altoona, Wis.) played well for the Falcons in two WIAC games last week. She led the Falcons with 17 points and three assists in a loss to UW-Stout and led the team with a career-high seven assists in a loss to UW-Whitewater. In the two games she was 8-20 (.400) from the field, including 2-10 (.200) from behind the arc. She was 8-9 (.888) from the line for 26 points. Gregorich, 5-6, had 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals in 60 minutes of playing time. Gregorich is the team’s leading scoring averaging 12.7 points a game. She also leads the team in three pointers (36), assists (63) and steals (60). She averages 2.7 rebounds a game and has three blocks.
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 22, 2009
The Falcons hosted the Warhawks of UW-Whitewater Saturday afternoon at the Karges Center. The game was the last conference, regular-season game for UWRF. Unable to fend off the 7th ranked UWW, the Falcons fell to the Warhawks, 68-56.
After Alise Holst left the game with an injury just one minute into play, the Falcons struggled to gain control from the Warhawks the rest of the game.
Taylor House lead the Falcons with 15 points and six rebounds. She shot 7-15 from the field and 1-1 from the free throw line. She also ended the evening with four blocks.
Tiffany Gregorich and Maranda Dohrn finished with nine and seven points respectively. Gregorich shot 3-11 from the field, 1-5 from the three-point line and 2-2 from the charity stripe. Dohrn went 3-7 from the field and 1-1 from beyond the arc. Gregorich had three rebounds, and Dohrn finished with seven.
Other scorers for the Falcons included: Jenna Hanson and Tess Lardie with six, Kelli Hilt and Katie Theisen with four, and Tessa Rohl and Lauren Pellowski with three and two respectively.
For Whitewater, Tiffany Morton had a huge double-double with 20 points and 19 rebounds that proved too much for UWRF to handle. Kelsey Hendrickson added 14 points, shooting 4-8 from the three-point line. Heidi Sontag shot 3-7 from the field and 3-5 from three-point land for nine points, as well.
As a team, the Falcons shot 25-61 (41.0 percent) from the field, 2-12 (16.7 percent) from the three-point line and 4-5 (80.0 percent) from the free throw line. UWRF had 14 turnovers to the UWW’s 16 and 11 steals to the Warhawk’s three.
The Falcons finish 7-9 in the WIAC and 14-11 overall. UWW ends up 13-3 in conference play and 22-3 overall.
UWRF will play at either UW-Stout or UW-Eau Claire on Tuesday for the first round of playoffs. The location depends on the outcomes of today’s remaining games.
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 19, 2009
The Falcons fell to UW-Stout at the Karges Center Wednesday night after four Blue Devils proved to be too much for UWRF to handle. The final score was 84-62.
With 4:30 to go in the first half, the Blue Devils went on a 13-2 run before Lauren Pellowski ended the drought. With just over 3:30 remaining, the Falcons trailed 33-24.
UWRF went on a 7-1 run in turnovers before the end of the first half, and Stout’s Charlee Edwards scored eight quick points in three minutes, and picked up two big steals at the end of the half. At halftime, the score was 47-32.
Kim Stokke scored six quick points for UW-Stout at the start of the second half.
Tiffany Gregorich finished with 17 points and two steals to lead the Falcons. She shot 5-9 from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. Helping Gregorich out, Maranda Dohrn had nine points and seven rebounds. She shot 2-4 from the field and 5-6 from the charity stripe.
Both Pellowski and Jenna Hanson had seven points on the evening. Pellowski lead all defenders with three steals. Hanson shot 3-8 from the field, and Pellowski went 3-7.
Lindsey Gerber scored 19 points for UW-Stout, shooting 5-9 from the three-point line. She shot 7-11 from the field. Edwards had 17 points, and was a perfect 4-4 from the free line as well as 6-12 from the field.
Julia Hirssig and Stokke had 14 and 12 points respectively. Hirssig lead all rebounders with nine boards, and she shot 7-11 from the field. Stokke went 4-8 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line.
As a team, the Falcons shot 38.5-percent (20-52) from the field, 20-percent (3-15) from the three-point line, and 70.4-percent (19-27) from the free throw line.
UWRF’s four-game win streak is snapped, and the team falls to 10-2 at home. The Falcons fall to 7-8 in the WIAC (14-10 overall). The Blue Devils advance to 10-5 in conference play and 15-9 overall.
Next, UWRF will play host to the UW-Whitewater Warhawks. The game will tipoff at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Karges Center. It will be the last conference game of the season.
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 19, 2009
Here are pictures from the Stout game.
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 15, 2009
Guard Jenna Hanson (Sr., Altoona, Wis.) helped lead the Falcons to two WIAC wins last week and recorded two career-highs in the process. Hanson, 5-6, scored a career-high 17 points in the team’s 74-65 win at UW-Oshkosh. In the team’s 58-56 win over UW-La Crosse, she grabbed a career-high nine rebounds. She scored a season-high three three-pointers at Oshkosh. In the two games Hanson was 9-24 (.375) from the field, including 4-9 (.444) from behind the arc. She was 4-4 at the line and finished with 26 points. She had six rebounds, three assists and four steals in 60 minutes of playing time. She has started all 23 games for the Falcons this year and is averaging 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds a game. Hanson has 42 assists, two blocks and 39 steals.
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 14, 2009
The Falcons beat UW-Oshkosh 74-65 on Saturday afternoon in front of 414 fans in Oshkosh. It was the fourth win in a row for the Falcons.
UWO shot 5-10 from three-point range in the first half and built the lead to as many as seven points. The Falcons trailed 32-28 at halftime.
The Falcons were able to take the lead early in the second half after Jenna Hanson nailed a three-point shot with 18:31 remaining, however, UWO would respond. A Michelle Boeder three-pointer gave UWO a 10-point lead with 12:52 remaining. Tiffany Gregorich and Tess Lardie then struck with back-to-back threes to trim the UWO advantage and spark the comeback.
With the Falcons trailing 55-57 and the game on the line, RF reeled off eight straight points to take a 64-59 lead with 1:57 to play. RF made 9-of-10 free throws in the final 1:57 of game, including four each by Gregorich and Hanson, to seal the victory.
Alise Holst, the current WIAC athlete of the week, filled up the box score against UWO. She tallied 15 points, eight assists, six rebounds, six steals, and three blocks in an impressive overall performance. Hanson led the Falcons with 17 points, including 3-7 from beyond the arc. Gregorich added 16 points and Taylor House scored 10 in a balanced offensive attack. Lauren Pellowski and Maranda Dohrn each pulled down six rebounds.
Tiffany Pugh led UWO with 17 points, including 5-9 from beyond the arc, and Boeder chipped in 16 points.
For the game the Falcons shot 24-57 (.421) from the field, 8-22 (.364) from three-point range, and 18-23 (.783) from the free throw line. RF held a 35-30 rebounding advantage for the game.
The Falcons (14-9 overall, 7-7 WIAC) were able to come out in the second half and put together a strong group effort to secure the victory.
Next, the Falcons will host UW-Stout on Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 12, 2009
It was the Falcon’s defense that helped the team to victory over UW-La Crosse at the Karges Center Wednesday night. UWRF ended the game with 18 steals in a 58-56 win over the Eagles.
The Falcons were led by Tiffany Gregorich. She had 13 points and five steals, to lead all defenders. Gregorich shot 4-7 from the field and 5-8 from the charity stripe. Kelli Hilt added 10 points and four steals. She shot 2-4 from the field, 1-1 from three-point land, and 5-6 from the free throw line. Jenna Hanson had nine points and three steals.
Four Falcons ended the night with six points: Taylor House, Tess Lardie, Alise Holst, and Maranda Dohrn. Holst and House had three and two steals respectively.
Leading the charge for the Eagles was the duo of Lindsay Wahl and Mackenzie Hunter who finished with 16 and 19 points respectively. Hunter also had three steals.
As a team, the Falcons shot 6-24 (25.0 percent) from the field and 1-6 (16.7 percent) from the three-point line in the first half. After making a 15-0 run to start the second half, the Falcons upped their percentages greatly. As a team, UWRF shot 15-24 (62.5 percent) from the field and 1-4 (25.0 percent) from beyond the arc in the second half.
From the free throw line, the Falcons shot a total of 23 shots. They made 14, for 60.9 percent.
The win boosts River Fall’s home record to 10-1. In addition, the Falcons advance to 6-7 in the WIAC (13-9 overall). La Crosse falls to 9-5 in conference play (17-6 overall).
Next, the Falcons will travel to UW-Oshkosh on Saturday to face the Titans in a 3 p.m. tipoff.
Posted by Falcons Fan on February 8, 2009
Basketball player Alise Holst (Fr., Plainview, Minn. Plainview-Elgin-Millville HS) has been named the WIAC basketball Player of the Week according to league Sports Information Director, Matt Stanek.
Holst played a key role in the team’s two WIAC wins last week, including a 69-63 win over nationally ranked UW-Eau Claire on Saturday at the Karges Center. UWEC was ranked No. 5 in the D3Hoops.com and No. 6 in the USA Today ESPN Top 25 polls. Holst, 5-8, scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the win over UWEC. She also had three assists, a blocked shot and led the Falcons with four steals. In the team’s 88-62 win at UWS, she led the Falcons with 18 points and a career-high six steals. She also had two blocks and two assists. In the two games she was 12-18 (.667) from the field and 6-14 (.428) from the line for 30 points. She had 14 rebounds, seven coming on the offensive end, five assists, three blocks and 10 steals in 71 minutes of action. This year Holst is averaging 10.2 points and 7.6 rebounds a game. She has 34 assists, eight blocks and 34 steals and has started all 21 games. She leads the Falcons in rebounding and is second in scoring average.
On Wednesday the Falcons host UW-La Crosse at 7 p.m., at the Karges Center. On Saturday UWRF plays at UW-Oshkosh at 3 p.m