Warhawks Make Mark in Record Book in Season Opener

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UW-Whitewater opened the game on an 11-0 in just the first two minutes of play. The lead would hit 30, 52-22 after Morgan Dahlke's two free throws, as the teams went into the locker rooms at halftime. The UW-W defense held St. Mary's scoreless for the final 2:41 of the first 20 minutes.

The Warhawks continued to roll in the second half, leading by as much as 47 at the 6:09 mark after Clare Gloede hit a three to make it 95-48. The teams traded small runs before the UW-W ended the game on a 7-2 spurt bringing the final margin to 107-61. 

UW-W shot 48.7% (38-78) including 10 three-pointers, the most in a game since November 18 last season against Monmouth. The Warhawk defense held SMC to 41.5% (27-650 from the field and just 1-4 beyond the arc. Whitewater grabbed 53 rebounds in the game, the most since December 30, 2011 against East Texas Baptist. Defensively, UW-W forced 32 turnovers that translated into 46 points for Whitewater. Fourteen Warhawks contributed to the scoring for UW-Whitewater with 35 points coming off the bench.

Kaitlyn Thill led all scorers with 24 points and added eight assists, five steals and six boards. Mary Merg posted 16 points on 6-8 shooting from the field adding four steals in the game. Amy Mandrell added 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds and teammate Abbie Reeves rounded out the double digit scorers for UW-Whitewater with 10. 

The Warhawks are 1-0 and SMC opens the 2013-14 season 0-1.