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Player of the Week – Guard Tiffany Gregorich

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 30, 2009

Guard Tiffany Gregorich (So., Altoona, Wis.) helped lead the Falcons to a last second 68-67 win at Macalester College. With UWRF trailing, 67-66, Gregorich hit the winning bucket with just one second to play. Gregorich took the ball with seven seconds to play and went the length of the court to hit the winning shot. She led the Falcons in scoring with 19 points and finished 7-8 from the field and 5-6 from the line. With 15 seconds to play she hit a free throw that tied the game at the time, 66-66. In the second half she scored 13 points, had two rebounds and one assist. Gregorich, 5-5, leads the undefeated Falcons in scoring averaging 13.3 points a game. She is shooting a hot 21-29 (.724) from the floor, including 4-6 (.667) from behind the arc. She is 7-8 (.875) from the line. She also has seven steals, six assists and five rebounds. “ Tiffany shot really well, forced a number of turnovers, and helped us climb back in the game after trailing by double digits,” said Falcon Coach Cindy Holbrook. “She hit free throws at a crucial time and then flew down the court to hit the winning shot.”

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Alumni Day Saturday December 5 vs. Stevens Point

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 29, 2009

This coming Saturday, Dec. 5, the UWRF Falcon women’s basketball team welcomes back their former players.

The Alumni will play their game at 11:00. Come out to see the former star players.

“This is always one of my favorite days of the season. We have so many special players that were part of our program over the years.” said Coach Holbrook. “It is always fun for the coaches and current players to watch the Alumni game. For the players it’s a chance to see the players play that I talk about sometimes in our practice. And I hope the Alumni enjoy watching us play our game against the preseason WIAC favorites UW Stevens Point.”

Following the game there will be a Social with the Alumni, curent players, coaches, parents, family members and Backcourt members by the Athletic offices.

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With a 4-0 Start UWRF Falcon Women Basketball Looking to Continue Early Season Success

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 29, 2009

The Falcon womens basketball team has gotten off to a fast start in the 2009-2010 season.

With four straight wins the team looks to take that momentum  into conference play this next week.

The first four games brought the following scores.

Nov. 17 River Falls 112, Crown 28

Nov. 19 River Falls 82, Martin Luther 53

Nov. 21 River Falls 78, Viterbo 61

Nov. 24 River Falls 68, Macalester 67

Defense, rebounding and relentless pressure and some hot shooting has led this team early on.

“I feel good about our defense early,” coach Cindy Holbrook said.” Our pressure has gotten to a few teams so far. We still need to tighten up areas of our defense and defensive rebounding. We have played a lot of players and are still learning which rotations can work best for us.”

With 12 players averaging over 10 minutes a game and only one player with more than 20 minutes the team depth can become a factor as the conference season starts. Only two players are averaging over ten points per game.

“We have had some excellent games played by many individuals,” Coach Holbrook said. “I like our unselfishness. They are covering for each other defensively and nobody cares who scores as long as somebody does.”

The upcoming conference schedule does get tougher.

Dec. 2 at Superior, 7 p.m.

Dec. 5 Stevens Point, 3 p.m. – ALUMNI DAY

Dec. 9 Eau Claire, 7 p.m. – HIGH SCHOOL AND YOUTH NIGHT

Dec. 12 at Oshkosh, 5 p.m.

Dec. 15 Northwestern, 6 p.m.(Non Conference)

“Our schedule will certainly get tougher from here on,” Holbrook said. “When we get into the WIAC play we’ll be tested again and again by some very good teams.”

How do the next two weeks  look for the Falcons?

“We go to Superior, which is much improved. Their coach has several years with his system and his players. They have some very good athletes this year and they play hard,” said Holbrook. “We then come home Saturday, Dec. 5, to play Stevens Point. They are playing very well and were picked to be WIAC Champs this year. This is Alumni Day so we are exciting to see some of our former players returning to our program. Next we play Eau Claire, preseason #3 pick in the WIAC, they are very tall and athletic. This is Youth and High School night, so we are expecting a nice crowd for that game. Finally we go to Oshkosh, they are improved with some very good transfers and new players. This early part of our schedule will be challenging, as all our games in the WIAC are. We are excited to get after it and see how we stack up in our conference.”

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Video of win over Macalester 68-67

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 25, 2009

The UWRF Falcon women beat Macalester 68-67 Tuesday night.

Here are a few video highlights.

Video #1

Video #2

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Falcons come back to beat MAC, advance to 4-0 on season

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 25, 2009

The Falcons struggled to get it together in the first half, but managed to swing a last-minute victory over Macalester College, 68-67.

Leading the front for the Falcons was Tiffany Gregorich, who finished with 19 points, two steals and three rebounds. She shot 7-8 from the field (.875). She hit the winning bucket with just one second to play.

With 1:26 to play and the Falcons trailing by 64-61, Brittany Gregorich hit two free throws to make it a one point game. With 46 seconds to go Gregorich hit a bucket to gave the Falcons a 65-64 lead. But then MC’s Jessica Rene hit a basket to give her team a one point lead with 27 seconds to play. With 15 seconds to play Tiffany Gregorich was fouled and made one of two free throws to tie the game. With just seven seconds to play MC’s Danielle Johnson was fouled. She made the first free throw, but missed the second and the Scots led, 67-66. That’s when Tiffany Gregorich hit the winning bucket with just a second to go.

Jenna Hanson and Maranda Dohrn each finished with 9 points. Dohrn added a game-high 9 rebounds and a blocked shot. Hanson shot 4-5 (.8) from the field and 1-1 from the three-point line. She also had four rebounds and a team-high three steals.

Brittany Gregorich and Taylor House each added eight points on the night, as well. Tess Lardie led the team with five assists.

As a team, UWRF shot 27-62 (.435) from the field, 2-10 (.2) from the three-point line and 12-21 (.571) from the free throw line. They finished with a total of 41 rebounds, and had a team total of 21 turn overs.

The Falcons next game is at UW-Superior on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., kicking off the team’s conference schedule.

Box Score

Falcon Schedule

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Player of the Week – Guard Lauren Pellowski

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 24, 2009

Nov. 23, 2009

Guard Lauren Pellowski (Jr., St. Paul, Minn. Tartan HS) helped the Falcons to a perfect start to their 2009-10 season with three wins last week. Pellowski, 5-6, led the team in scoring in an 82-53 win over Martin Luther and a 78-61 win over Viterbo. She scored a career-high 16 points at Martin Luther and 15 at Viterbo. She shot 16-25 (.640) from the field, including 6-9 (.667) from three-point range. She was a perfect 4-4 from the line for 42 points. She also had seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 51 minutes of playing time. She leads the Falcons in scoring averaging 14 points a game

“Lauren played really well this week,” said Coach Holbrook. “She is a very good shooter as we saw this week in all 3 games. We need her to continue to have that scorers mentality.  She came in and gave us a great impact each game. When players come into the game they need to contribute, not only on the offensive end, but also the defensive end and rebounding. She did a nice job in all three areas. “

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UWRF VS. Viterbo video clips

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 22, 2009

Here are several vidio clips from the 78-61 win over Viterbo.

View Video #1 here

View Video #2 here

View Video #3 here

View Video #4 here

View Video #5 here

View Video #6 here

View Video #7 here

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Coach Babler discusses the Viterbo win on video

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 22, 2009

Coach Mike Babler discusses the Viterbo game breaking down the offense and defense.

See Coach Babler Here.

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Falcons improve to 3-0 with win over Viterbo 78-61

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 22, 2009

Coming off a couple of blowout wins over Crown College and Martin Luther, the Falcons made the trip to La Crosse to take on Viterbo University Saturday night.  River Falls led by 20 at the half en route to a 78-61 victory to move to 3-0.

“This game will help us get ready for WIAC play.” said Coach Holbrook. “The game was very intense and physical by both teams.  Like other games, I liked how we extended the lead as we subbed in our 2nd unit.”

“With each game we see improvement in our defense and offense. Those are the things coaches look for this time of the year,” said Coach Holbrook.

Alise Holst led the attack for the Falcons shooting 6-8 (.750) from the field.  She finished the night with 11 points.  She also had 4 rebounds, a block and 2 steals.

Lauren Pellowski finished with 15 points to lead the Falcons.  She was 5-10 (.500) from the field and 3-5 (.600) from behind the arc.  Maranda Dorhn and Taylor House both finished with 11 points.  House went 5-6 (.833) from the free throw line as the Falcons went 20-27 (.741) from the charity strip as a team. Tiffany Gregorich chipped in with 13 points on 6-10 (.600) shotting.

Viterbo’s Dani Templin was the game’s high scorer, she finished with 19 points.  Katina Mandylaris finished with 17 points for the Hawks.

Dorhn led the Falcons with seven rebounds, she also added a block and a steal.  House led the team in the blocking department blocking two Hawk shots.  And Holst had two steals to lead the Falcons.

The Falcons shot 26-50 (.520) from the field and 75.0 percent (6-8) from behind the three-point line.  The Falcons finished with thirty-five rebounds, two more then Viterbo’s thirty-three.  The team also turned the ball over eighteen times, compared to the Hawk’s twenty-one turnovers.  River Falls finished with five blocks and six steals on the night as well.

The Falcons improve to 3-0 on the year with the win and will travel to Macalester College next, on Tuesday night. Tip-off for that game is 7 p.m.

Box Score
Falcon Schedule

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Video Clips From UWRF Falcon Women Win Over Matin Luther 82-53

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 20, 2009

Here are a few video clips from Thursday nights 82-53 win over Martin Luther College.

View video #1 here

View video #2 here

View video #3 here

View video #4 here

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