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WCC Women's Basketball Weekly Roundup: January 31st, 2018

02/01/2018, 1:45pm CST
By Travis Wilson, special for the WCC

Each week, WCC media partner WisSports.net will take a look at the happenings in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference, which includes many of the two-year campuses in the UW system. A look back at the big performances and news from the week before, a look ahead to some of the big games coming up, plus a Player of the Week will be featured.

Looking Back

Stop me if you've heard this before, but UW-Marathon posted a couple dominating victories in the last week. Last Wednesday, the Huskies defeated the UW-Barron club team 100-16 after leading 39-0 at the end of the first quarter. Last night, Marathon hammered Barron again, 106-22. In between those games, there was a challenge however. On Saturday against Marinette, the Huskies held off a late Buccaneers push for a 69-56 win. 

Marinette did score wins over Manitowoc (58-48) and Fond du Lac (66-64) this week, as the Buccaneers have won six of eight games since Christmas.

Waukesha all but wrapped up second place in the WCC with a 76-73 win over Fond du Lac on Wednesday. The Cougars were down 18-5 at the end of the first quarter, but fought back and used a big fourth quarter to secure the victory. On Saturday, Waukesha topped the Barron club team 93-40.

Looking Ahead

Only a handful of games are on the schedule for the next week. Second place Waukesha travels to Manitowoc tonight, while Marinette hosts Washington.

UW-Marathon puts its unbeaten WCC record on the line on Monday when the Huskies travel to Washington. Marathon won 112-40 in the first matchup of the season, as Morgan Rachu had 51 points.

WCC Women's Basketball Player of the Week: Morgan Rachu, Marathon

It is hard not to pick Marathon's Morgan Rachu each week, and she's now picked up her third WCC Women's Basketball Player of the Week honor. In a 100-16 win over Barron last Wednesday, Rachu had 34 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 steals while making 14-of-18 shots from the field. She also had 34 points in Saturday's closer 69-56 win over Marinette, and capped off her week with 43 in another win over Barron last night. The 5-8 sophomore is averaging 37 points per game on the season.

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