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Youth and High School Night Wednesday February 2 vs. Eau Claire at 7:00pm.

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 30, 2011

On Wednesday night  February 2 , UWRF Falcon women’s basketball team plays host to UW Eau Claire at 7:00 pm at the Karges Center. This is YOUTH and HIGH SCHOOL Night, all Coaches and their significant other and players are invited to attend for FREE.  We will announce your team during the game, so be ready to cheer for your team and ours.

If you are a not on a team as a Youth you can still get in free and your parents get in for $4 each.

If you would like free tickets just email Coach Holbrook at cindy.holbrook@uwrf.edu  so she can reserve them for you. Let Coach Holbrook know who the contact is and what team you represent and how many FREE tickets you would like. We will have them at the ticket counter for you that night.  The parents of the players and family members can get in for $4 each. Parents just mention which Basketball program you are with.

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Video from UWRF Falcon women’s basketball win over Oshkosh 55-50

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 30, 2011

Here are some video from the win over Oshkosh 55-50.

Coach Kathy Holbrook comments

Alise and Maranda making big plays

Strong in the post and good defense

Lueders nice defense

Alise comments on win

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From Oshkosh Website:Falcons Top Titans With Second-Half Surge 55-50

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 30, 2011

Alise Holst marked a three-point play on back-to-back possessions to cap a 55-50 win for the UW-River Falls women’s basketball team over UW-Oshkosh on Saturday (Jan. 29) in River Falls.

After Michelle Boeder (Sr. • Oshkosh) put UW-Oshkosh up, 28-26, with a three-pointer, the Falcons (14-6/6-5 WIAC) posted eight unanswered points to take the lead for good. Maranda Dohrn accounted for two lay-ups, while Taylor House’s basket in the lane put UW-River Falls in front, 34-28, with 14:20 remaining.

The closest the Titans (10-10/5-6 WIAC) got the rest of the way was four points at 38-34. UW-River Falls put the game out of reach with its 14-4 scoring spurt. House and Brittany Gregorich combined for four successful free throws before Holst tallied six quick points to make it 52-38 with 4:50 left.

Boeder and Shelby Churchill (Sr. • Sheboygan) closed the gap during the final five minutes. Boeder dropped in three lay-ups and a free throw, as Churchill earned three late points. The Titans had just four players score as they finished shooting 36 percent from the field (16-44), including 23 percent behind the arc (3-13).

UW-River Falls had three different players get in the scorebook as it went up, 6-0, just 1:51 into play. Boeder bounced back with four points as the Titans marked the next nine. Katie Kitzke (So. • South Milwaukee) reeled off eight straight UW-Oshkosh points to put her team up, 14-12, with 9:02 left in the half.

Neither squad could pull away in the last six minutes of the period as the largest margin was two points. The Titans got their final seven at the foul line, with five coming from Kelsey Myklebust (Jr. • Wisconsin Dells). Gregorich drained a late jump shot to give the Falcons a 22-21 advantage at the break.

Dohrn topped her squad with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists. Holst contributed 11 points for the Falcons, who converted 48 percent from the field, 57 percent at the foul line (8-14) and 1-of-5 tries from three-point land. Both teams grabbed 30 rebounds in the game.

UW-Oshkosh got an outstanding statistical line from Boeder, who totaled 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Churchill tacked on 11 points and six rebounds, in addition to 10 points from Kitzke. The Titans sank 15-of-17 free throws (88 percent) while turning the ball over 14 times.

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Women’s Basketball Holds on For Pivotal WIAC Win Over UW-Oshkosh 55-50

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 30, 2011

UWRF Sports Information
1/29/2011 8:39:56 PM

The women’s basketball team held on for a pivotal 55-50 win over the UW-Oshkosh Titans at the Karges Center on Saturday. The win was key for the Falcons as they came into the game tied with the Titans and UW-Eau Claire with 5-5 records in the WIAC respectively. The Titans had beaten the Falcons 61-52 in Oshkosh back on Dec. 11.

The game was a back and forth contest for most of the game.  The Falcons opened the game on a 6-0 run, but the Titans responded with a 9-0 run of their own. The Falcons would go into the half leading 22-21.

Maranda Dohrn (Lake City, MN, Lake City) had a stellar game for the Falcons as she led the team with 13 points and six rebounds.

But what may have sealed the game for the Falcons was back-to-back three-point conversions by Alise Holst (Plainview, MN, Plainview-Elgin-Millville), who converted the three-point plays with nifty moves on the inside post. This would give the Falcons their largest lead of the night at 14 with 4:50 to go in the game.  After that, the closest the Titans would come was five, which would be the final margin of victory for the Falcons. 

Holst would finish with 11 points and two of the Falcons’ four steals on the night.

Taylor House (Maple Grove, MN, Maple Grove) would chip in a strong nine points to aide a balanced Falcon attack that had nine players scoring at least two points.

The Titans kept the game close by executing their opportunities on free-throws.  As a team, the Titans were 15-17 for 88.2 percent from behind the line, whereas the Falcons were 8-14 for 57.1 percent on the evening.

Defense clearly dominated the game for both teams in the low-scoring affair.  Both teams grabbed 30 rebounds.  Although the Falcons came away with the victory in the end, they did manage to commit more turnovers than Oshkosh by a ratio of 16-14. The Titans also forced nine steals while limiting the Falcons to four.

Where the Falcons truly shined was in their shooting performance.  The Falcons connected on 23-48 from the field goal range, giving them a 47.9 percent on the night.  The Titans were a much colder 16-44 for 36.4 percent during the game.

Michelle Boeder led the Titans and all scorers with 20 points.  Her eight rebounds was also the top for all players.  The Titans would only have four players scoring on the night as the Falcon defense was stout in the paint.

With the win the Falcons improve to 14-6 overall and 6-5 in the WIAC.  The Titans meanwhile fall to 10-10 and 5-6 in the conference.

Up next for the Falcons is another key match-up against the Blugolds of UW-Eau Claire.

Tip-off is set to get underway at 7 p.m. at the Karges Center.  The game will have major play-off implications as the Falcons, Blugolds and Titans all fight for positioning in the WIAC standings.  The Falcons beat the Blugolds 65-64 in Eau Claire back on Dec. 8.  The Falcons are 28-49 all time against Eau Claire.

Box Score

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Video from game against Superior

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 27, 2011

The Falcon women lost 49-43 to Superior. Here is some video from the game.

Tess and Tess making plays

Taylor making it look easy

Alise from downtown

Alise taking it to the hoop

Nice move, but finish

Nikki with steal

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From Superior Website:Yellowjackets Win Second Straight, Drop River Falls 49-43

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 27, 2011

Posted on Jan 26, 2011
© 2010 Scott Thomson

Connie Urmanski led the Yellowjackets with 14 points and 8 rebounds in their win over River Falls.

Yellowjackets 49, River Falls 43
Box Score

The UW-Superior women’s basketball team hadn’t found itself in many defensive struggles heading into their game with the UW-River Falls Falcons Wednesday night.

But that was exactly the situation the Yellowjackets found themselves in as neither UW-Superior nor UW-River Falls managed to find much offense through two halves of basketball at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium.

Even with their struggles offensively, the Yellowjackets managed to pick up some timely defensive stops down the stretch and connected on 6-of-7 free throws in the final minute to pull out a 49-43 victory and earn their second straight win in conference action.

Having picked up their first conference victory over UW-Platteville on Saturday, the Yellowjackets (8-11 overall, 2-8 WIAC) got off to a good start in the opening half against the Falcons, getting baskets from Hailey Hart (Osseo, Wis.), Kelsey Thingvold (Crystal, Minn.), Connie Urmanski (Edgar, Minn.) and Hillary Peterson (Moose Lake, Minn.) to take an 8-2 lead with 14:45 left in the first half.

The Falcons (13-6, 5-5) would come right back behind seven early points from Alise Holt to cut the deficit to 14-12 following two free throws from Tess Lueders with 6:06 showing on the clock.

UW-Superior continued to lead through the remainder of the first half however thanks to three free throws by Thingvold, two free throws by Hart and a score by Urmanski to take a 25-20 advantage into halftime.

UW-River Falls started the second half on a high note, rallying to even matters 29-29 with 13:40 remaining in regulation following two free throws from Holt.

But the Yellowjackets would respond with an 11-2 burst, keyed by a three-pointer by Urmanski, three free throws by Hart and five points from Jesa Hall (Glenwood City, Wis.) to take their largest lead at 40-31 following Hall’s driving hoop with 9:11 left on the clock.

From there, the closest the Falcons would come would be at 45-41 on Lueders’ basket with 43.2 seconds left as Urmanski connected on six straight free throws in the final 51.5 seconds to seal the victory.

Offensively, the Yellowjackets were paced by Urmanski’s 14 points and eight rebounds while Hart added 13 points. 

Holst led the way for UW-River Falls, scoring a game-high 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.  For the game, the Yellowjackets limited the Falcons to just 24.1 percent shooting (13-of-54), including 22.2 percent from three-point range (4-of-18).

The Yellowjackets return to action Saturday when they travel to UW-Stevens Point for a 5 p.m. contest.


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Falcon Women’s Basketball Falls to UW-Superior 49-43

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 26, 2011

UWRF Sports Information
1/26/2011 9:43:30 PM

Despite a career night for Tess Lueders (Lakeland, MN, Stillwater), the Falcons dropped an away match against UW-Superior, 49-43 on Wednesday night in Superior.

Lueders finished with a season-high and career best 12 points.  This eclipsed her previous career high of 11 which came on Nov. 23, 2010 against Macalester.

Alise Holst (Plainview, MN, Plainview-Elgin-Millville) also finished with a strong performance and led all scorers with 17 points, and her 11 rebounds gave her a double-double on the night.

But it was poor shooting as a whole by the Falcons that led to Superior’s victory. 

During the first half the Falcons were a dreadful 6-29 from the field goal range, which amounts to 20.7 percent.  The Falcons were never able to overcome their poor shooting in the first half, as their largest lead and only lead was two with 11:00 to go in the half. The Yellowjackets took advantage of the cold shooting to build a 25-20 lead at halftime. Superior led by as many as six during the half.

Even though the Falcons had a tough night taking the lid off the basket, they were still able to put up a tough fight, which made the last few minutes of the game come down to the wire.

With 9:20 to go in the game, the Falcons trailed by nine, the largest deficit on the night.  But the Falcons showed bursts of life and trimmed the Yellowjacket led down to four with 1:01 remaining.  However, still trailing by two possessions, the Falcons were forced to foul and Superior’s Connie Urmanski was able to hit 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to close the game for the Yellowjackets.  Urmanski led the Yellowjackets with 14 points on the evening.

The Falcons outperformed Superior on the battle of the boards, ripping down 42 compared to Superior’s 35.  Maranda Dohrn (Lake City, MN, Lake City) led all players with 12 boards, and was just shy of a double-double as she dropped in eight Falcon points.

Both teams were plagued by turnovers as the Falcons committed 25 and the Yellowjackets a not much better 22.

But in the end, it was the poor shooting that doomed the Falcons.  They finished the game 13-54 for a mere 24.7 percent.  The Yellowjackets, though cold in the second half (6-20), finished the game 16-43 for 37.2 percent on the night.

Earlier this season on Dec. 1, the Falcons had beaten the Yellowjackets 78-58 at the Karges Center.

The loss snaps the Falcons’ two-game winning streak.  UWRF’s overall record falls to 13-6.  They are 5-5 in the WIAC.  UW-Superior meanwhile improves to 8-11 and 2-8 in the conference.

Up next for the Falcons is a home match against UW-Oshkosh. Game time is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Karges Center.  The Falcons are 7-1 in games played at Karges.

 The Falcons fell to the Titans back on Dec. 11, 2010, 61-52.  The Falcons are 21-44 all time against Oshkosh.

Box Score

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Video from Falcon win over Stout 63-44

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 23, 2011

Here are some Falcon highlights and Coach Comments

Coach Holbrook on game.

Brit Knocking down two

Defensive effort

Steph lights it up

Nikki for two then Falcons hit a three

Nikki and Taylor each for two

Lueders is a beast, then Falcon for three more


Falcon winning moment

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From the Stout Website: RF pulls away from Stout in second half 63-44

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 23, 2011

1/22/2011 7:01:56 PM

MENOMONIE (January 22, 2011) – UW-Stout kept it close for most of the first half, but River Falls used runs of 17-2 and 17-3 to pull away in the second to capture a 63-44 win, Saturday evening at Johnson Fieldhouse.

The Blue Devils (7-11, 2-7 WIAC) captured the first substantial lead of the game as they took a five-point lead when Amanda Daleiden (So, Plum City) hit a jumper and a three-pointer on consecutive possessions.  Stout held their lead until seven minutes were left in the first half, which is when River Falls (13-5, 5-4 WIAC) started their comback.

The Falcons, trailing 17-15, went on a 17-2 run over the next four minutes, and extended that into a 14-point halftime lead. 

Stout tightened up their defense early in the second half, as River Falls did not score in the first six minutes and did not score a field goal in the first eight.  Despite the lockdown defense, Stout was unable to cut the lead any closer than seven points due to low percentage shooting of their own.

A 17-3 run by the Falcons gave them a 22-point lead with five minutes to play, and sealed the victory for River Falls.

Tiffany Gregorich led all players with 26 points and seven assists.  Alise Holst added 15 for the falcons.  Stout’s Tricia VanVreede (Sr, Little Chute) led her team with 11 points and led all players with nine rebounds.

Stout will travel to UW-La Crosse this Wednesday, Jan. 26 to take on the Eagles.

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UWRF Falcon Women’s Basketball Wins Second Straight at UW-Stout 63-44

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 23, 2011

Tiffany Gregorich Scores 26 in Team’s 63-44 Win
UWRF Sports Information

The Falcon women’s basketball team got a crucial win at UW-Stout on Saturday, 63-44.

Tiffany Gregorich (Altoona, Altoona) led the Falcons and all scorers with 26 points. Seventeen of those points came in the first half. She also had six rebounds and seven assists. Those seven assists also led all players.

The Falcons opened the game on a 5-0 run. The Blue Devils would fight back to go ahead by as many as five shortly thereafter. With 8:57 to go in the half, Holst connected on a jumper to tie the game at 15, and then the Falcons went on a tear, leading by as many as 14 for the remainder of the half. UWRF would go into halftime leading 37-23. 

Alise Holst (Plainview, MN, Plainview-Elgin-Millville) would finish the game with 15 points and six rebounds. Four of her rebounds were on the offensive end.

The second half was all Falcons as they would go on stellar runs of 9-0 and 6-0 respectively. The closest the Blue Devils would come was seven with 16:01 to go in the game, 37-30. The Falcons would lead by as many as 22 with 5:33 remaining as well as with 54 seconds left in the game.

The Falcons defense limited only one Stout player to reach double digits. Tricia VanVreede scored 11 points for the Blue Devils, who as a team were a cold 18-51 from field goal range, connecting on 35.2 percent of their shots. VanVreede led all players in rebounding with nine.

The Falcons meanwhile shot a much better 42.6 percent or 23-53 on the night.

UWRF was in command in all defensive matters but one. They controlled the turnover ratio by forcing 21 by Stout while only committing 16. They also held a slight advantage in rebounding, grabbing 38 compared to the Blue Devils 35. Maranda Dohrn (Lake City, MN, Lake City) led the Falcons on the boards with a steady seven. The Blue Devils had the only advantage by taking one more steal than the Falcons. Stout had nine steals during the game while they Falcons were just under with eight.

Win the win, the Falcons improve to 13-5 overall and 5-4 in the WIAC. The Blue Devils drop to 7-11 and 2-7 in the WIAC.

Up next for the Falcons is another pivotal match against WIAC foe UW-Superior. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Superior.  The Falcons are 51-18 all-time against the Yellowjackets.

Box Score

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