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Women’s Basketball Column: ‘Hawks soar to another Final Four

Women’s Basketball Column: ‘Hawks soar to another Final Four

March 19, 2014


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  March 19, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham The Warhawks overcame their demon, DePauw University, in the Elite Eight game on March 15. Just a season ago, in the national championship, the Tigers got the best of the ’Hawks, 69-51, completing their 34-0 perfect season. Fast forward nearly a year...

Merg, Ruchti power ‘Hawks to Sweet 16

Merg, Ruchti power ‘Hawks to Sweet 16

March 12, 2014


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  March 12, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham For some teams, hitting the road can be seen as a burden. For the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team, playing in opposing teams’ gyms seems to be just another challenge the Warhawks embrace. “It feels like more of a tournament when we travel,”...

Women’s Basketball Column: ‘Hawks fall short, still make NCAA’s

Women’s Basketball Column: ‘Hawks fall short, still make NCAA’s

March 5, 2014


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  March 5, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team may not have won the WIAC Tournament this past weekend, but falling short did not keep head coach Keri Carollo’s team out of reaching the NCAA Tournament. “They [UW-Superior] played with a lot of heart,...

Feature: Merg beats more than just the buzzer

Feature: Merg beats more than just the buzzer

February 26, 2014


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  Feb. 26, 2014 By Kevin Cunningham The stage could not have been bigger. With 3:04 remaining in regulation, the Warhawks’ women’s basketball team trailed Amherst College by 12 points in the 2013 Final Four. The ’Hawks had made zero 3-pointers in the game until the clock hit 2:49....

Women’s Basketball: ‘Hawks finish WIAC play a perfect 16-0

Women’s Basketball: ‘Hawks finish WIAC play a perfect 16-0

February 26, 2014


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  Feb. 26, 2014 By Paul Bressler Head coach Keri Carollo not only tied former coach Diane Jones for the most wins in program history on Saturday afternoon, but also coached the sixth team in WIAC history to go undefeated in conference play. “It’s a great accomplishment for the program,”...

M/W Basketball: Hoops teams both sit at 21-3

M/W Basketball: Hoops teams both sit at 21-3

February 19, 2014


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  Feb. 19 By Paul Bressler The No. 2-ranked UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team needs to take care of business against the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds on Feb. 12 if it wants any chance for at least a share of the WIAC crown. The Warhawks are second in the conference with one game left to...

Women’s Basketball: ‘Hawks down UW-Superior, improve to 13-0 in WIAC play

February 8, 2014


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  Feb. 8, 2014 By Daniel Schoettler The Warhawks women’s basketball team continued their undefeated run in the WIAC with an 86-73 win over UW-Superior Saturday afternoon in Kachel Gymnasium.  The game was the team’s annual Play4Kay game, which included raffling away an autographed Antonio Freeman jersey at halftime.  ...

Women’s Basketball: Carollo’s bunch now winners of nine straight

Women’s Basketball: Carollo’s bunch now winners of nine straight

February 5, 2014


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  Feb. 5, 2014 By Paul Bressler The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team is preparing for a war against the formally ranked Pointers in a rematch from earlier in the season, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Stevens Point. The last time these two teams met on Dec. 11 the ’Hawks won...

Women’s Basketball: Stewart scores career-high 18, ‘Hawks now 10-0 in WIAC play

January 30, 2014


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  Jan. 29 By Kevin Cunningham An 11-0 run to end the first half propelled the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team to a 72-45 victory over the UW-Platteville Pioneers Wednesday night to move to 16-3 overall and 10-0 in WIAC play. The Warhawks led at the half 38-22 after their run ...

Women’s Basketball Column: Warhawks no longer one-dimensional

Women’s Basketball Column: Warhawks no longer one-dimensional

January 29, 2014


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  Jan. 29 By Kevin Cunningham Last season, head coach Keri Carollo led her women to their finest season in school history, finishing second in the NCAA Tournament, losing to undefeated DePauw University, 69-51. UW-Whitewater fell short to the Tigers, a team which shot 61 percent from...

Women’s Basketball: Warhawks lead by 30 at half, still perfect in WIAC play

January 26, 2014


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  Jan. 25 By Daniel Schoettler The Warhawks women’s basketball team continued their dominance Saturday against the UW-River Falls Falcons with a 96-50 win to improve to 15-3 overall and 9-0 in WIAC play.  The win is also their ninth in a row and they remain perfect at home at 7-0. The game was close for the first ten m...

Women’s Basketball: Warhawks now relying on balanced attack, improve to 8-0 in WIAC play

January 23, 2014


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  Jan. 22 By Daniel Schoettler The UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team extended their winning streak to six games with their 84-75 win over UW-La Crosse on Wednesday night in Kachel Gym.  Both teams combined for 59 fouls, which resulted in a combined 50-71 from the free throw line. “W...

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