Women’s basketball loses to Knights, 91-84

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women’s basketball team fought hard in overtime but lost to the Wartburg College Knights on Friday, Nov. 21.

“They say you win or you learn,” head coach Megan Wilson said. “I hope tonight we learned something and we can rebound tomorrow.”

Senior forward, Stacy Clark, began the game with a clean layup within the first 20 seconds of the game.

The Pioneers led by as much as 14 points during the first half but the knights pushed through and closed out the half just one point behind the Pioneers.

UW-Platteville went into the second half, 42-41.

The Knights started to pull ahead at the 14-minute mark in the second half and gained a 10-point lead with only 10 minutes remaining.

The Pioneers responded with a 10-0 run to tie the game 66-66 with 7:17 remaining.

With 19 seconds left, the Pioneers and Knights were tied 76-76. 7 seconds remained on the clock when the Pioneers called for a timeout.

Senior guard, Rachel Cropp, fouled with just 3.9 seconds left and subsequently made the first one-on-one shot, putting the pioneers in the lead by one point.

A foul was called on the Pioneers on the inbounds with 2.3 seconds left.

The Knights made one out of two free throws, prompting the game to go into overtime with scored tied at 77-77.

The pioneers bounced ahead in overtime with a four-point lead making the score 81-77.

The Knights came back with an 8-0 run leading with only three minutes left in overtime.

UW-Platteville was able to make three additional points but they were unable to fight off the Knight’s defense.

The game concluded with a 91-84 Pioneer loss.

“We got two wins this last weekend, and I think we need to know what it’s like to lose, I think it will help us,” said senior forward, Alyssa Krajco.

The Pioneers play against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks at Bo Ryan Court at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.