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Women's Basketball Back At Zorn this Weekend
Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2008
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The UW-Eau Claire women's basketball team will play in the second game of a doubleheader this Saturday when I-94 rival UW-Stout comes to Zorn Arena.
The men will play the first game, scheduled for 3 p.m., and the women will follow. The games will be conference openers for both Stout and Eau Claire.
Coming into Saturday's game, Eau Claire is 6-0 on the season. The Blugolds are also undefeated in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play in Zorn Arena over the last two seasons, having not lost a game since January 25, 2006. Eau Claire has also defeated Stout in their last three meetings and owns a 43-23 all-time record against the Blue Devils.
Heidi Arciszewski (Sr.-Thorp, Wis.) is leading the Blugolds this season with 16.8 points per game and is shooting 52.1 percent from the floor (37-for-71). She is also tied with Jodi Lindner (Jr.-Neillsville, Wis.)as the Blugolds' leading rebounder with 5.8 per game. Heather Witt (Sr.-Kendall, Wis./Royall) leads Eau Claire with 21 assists and 24 steals, while adding 14.7 points per game. Hannah Mesick (So.-Chatfield, Minn.) is also averaging double figures with 14.3 points per game and is averaging 4.2 boards per contest as well.
Stout comes into this weekend's game with a 4-1 overall record. The Blue Devils' only loss came at St. Norbert College, a ranked team that Eau Claire beat 66-57 two weeks ago at Zorn Arena. Julia Hirssig is leading Stout with 19 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Charlee Edwards is averaging 12.4 points a game, while Danielle DeWitt is averaging 10.4.
Following this Saturday's game, the Blugolds will play two more at home before getting back on the road. Next Wednesday Eau Claire will take on Platteville and next Saturday the Blugolds will face La Crosse in the second game of another doubleheader. On December 20 the Blugolds will head to the University of South Dakota.
- KM -