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Badgers control the ball and the scoreboard in win over UW-Parkside



Nov. 6, 2011

Wisconsin 66, UW-Parkside 33
Kohl Center • Madison, Wis.
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 Defensive Rebounds 19 28
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MADISON, Wis. -- The Badgers started off the game with an 11-0 run and never looked back in their 66-33 exhibition win over UW-Parkside.

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• Badgers open game with 11-0 run
Cassie Rochel pulls down 12 rebounds
• Badgers open season on Friday at Milwaukee

Wisconsin opened the game strong, but UW-Parkside came back to get within eight with a layup by Brittany Beyer to bring the score to 19-11 with 7:38 left in the first half. The Rangers got within five, the closest margin of the game, with a jumper by Beyer at 3:41 with the score being 22-17.

A steal by Jade Davis, followed by a layup by Tiera Stephen, gave the Badgers momentum to go up 32-17 at half.

Wisconsin had 19 points off of turnovers in the first half while the Rangers only had six.

Wisconsin came back strong in the second half, going up 44-18 with a layup by Cassie Rochel at the 14 minute mark. A layup by Ashley Thomas gave the Badgers a 60-26 lead over the Rangers with 4:47 left to play. The biggest margin of the game came with 29 seconds left when Rochel made a layup to make the score 66-31, giving the Badgers a 35 point lead.

Taylor Wurtz and Stephen both led the team with 12 points a piece. Both had eight of thier 12 in the second half. Morgan Paige also contributed 10 points on the game.

"Taylor started looking for her shot and tried to get her teammates involved, but she's out there to score," said head coach Bobbie Kelsey.

Leading UW-Parkside was Beyer with 15 points. Cheryl Leyns also added seven points for the Rangers.

The Badgers shot 44.8 percent on the game while the Rangers only shot 21.3 percent. Wisconsin was also 35.7 percent from 3-point range. Lacia Gorman made her first 3-pointer as a Badger, and Wurtz and Paige chipped in two a piece.

Defensively, the Badgers out-rebounded the Rangers 43-32. Wisconsin also had 10 steals on the game. Rochel led the Badgers with 12 total rebounds.

The Badgers had 36 total points off turnovers and 24 points off the bench. Everyone on the bench saw playing time in today's game.

"Exhibitions are always good," said Kelsey. "It shows you where you are and it shows you how much work you have to do."

Wisconsin travels to Milwaukee on Friday, Nov. 11, for its first official game of the 2011-12 season. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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