WAUKESHA - Freshman point guard Aleah Herron from Milwaukee Rufus King finished with a team-high 22 points, six assists, six steals and four rebounds as the UWM-Waukesha women's basketball team defeated UW-Washington 74-40 in a Wisconsin Collegiate Conference game at the UWM-Waukesha Field House on Wednesday evening.
It was the second consecutive home-court conference victory for steadily improving UWM-Waukesha, which moved into sole possession of third place in the highly contested league standings with a 3-1 record and improved to 4-9 overall.
The Cougars outscored UW-Washington 39-11 in the first half, including what became a decisive 22-6 margin in the opening quarter.
UWM-Waukesha displayed its talent, depth and balance with eight players reaching the scoring column, highlighted by three in double figures.
Sophomore forward Alexis Stone from Obama SCTE registered a double-double by finishing with 19 points, a team-best 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot for the Cougars, who converted four baskets from 3-point range, 4 of 8 free throws and displayed their unselfishness by generating 23 assists.
Sophomore forward Ariel Gonzales from Milwaukee Lutheran followed with 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals for defending WCC state runner-up UWM-Waukesha, which pulled down 43 rebounds and had 19 steals. Sophomore guard Bri Jashinsky from Sussex Hamilton had eight points with two 3-pointers, four assists and two steals.
Sophomore wing Taylor Peterson from Mukwonago chipped in four points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Sophomore guard Shay Trammel from Milwaukee Bay View added four points, two assists and a steal.