Sports Briefs – Nov. 21

Krajco, Clark lead women to Edgewood Tourney split

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women’s basketball team split a pair of games at the Edgewood Tournament last weekend, defeating Dubuque 81-78 and falling to Loras 65-51.

Junior forward Alyssa Krajco led the team in both scoring and rebounding in both contests, tallying 21 and 13 against Dubuque and 15 and six against Loras.

Fellow junior forward Stacy Clark was right behind Krajco in scoring in both games, scoring 20 on Dubuque and 13 on Loras.

The team played Wednesday night at Coe College, before opening up their home schedule with a pair of games this weekend against Marian and Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Wrestling struggles at Luther Open

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team struggled against top-ranked competition at the Luther Open. Five teams at the open are ranked in NCAA Division III, three are ranked in D-II and perennial D-I powerhouse University of Iowa was also in attendance.

The Pioneers managed just one win in the elite bracket, which belonged to sophomore 141-pounder Mason Bohm, who pinned Wartburg’s Braxton Chiccelly in 58 seconds.

In the freshman bracket, Pioneer freshman 165-pounder Aaric Spencer tallied three pins en route to a sixth-place finish in his bracket.

The Pioneers begin their conference schedule with a dual meet against University of Wisconsin-Whitewater tonight at 7 p.m.

Poser, Waldon qualify for Nationals

University of Wisconsin-Platteville junior runners Joel Walden and Sam Poser were named automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Championship.

Walden and Poser qualified for the championship race after finishing 10th and 11th, respectively, at the NCAA Midwest Regional race Nov. 16.

The pair will run in Saturday’s championship race at Hanover College in Hanover, Ind., at 11:30 a.m.