STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Visiting UW-Platteville outscored No. 24 UW-Stevens Point 10-3 in the final three minutes of the game and came away with a 67-63 win on Wednesday night at Berg Gym.
The Pointers (12-5, 5-3 WIAC) led 60-57 with 2:53 remaining following a jumper by Alyssa Olp (Brillion, WI/Brillion) but the Pioneers (10-7, 4-4 WIAC) got baskets from Stacy Clark and Melissa Carmody to go ahead 61-60 with 2:03 to play.
An Olp free throw knotted the score at 61-61 with under two minutes to go but UW-Platteville made six consecutive free throws in the final minute. Alyssa Krajco scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Clark and Carmody each tallied 16 points.
UW-Stevens Point was led by Olp's game-high 18 points on 8-for-15 shooting. Olp also recorded four rebounds and handed out six assists. Myranda Tyler (Grafton, WI/Grafton) had 16 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season. Jenna Pitt (Amherst, WI/Amherst) added 14 points.
UW-Platteville took a five-point lead into halftime after shooting 50.0 percent in the opening half. The Pioneers stretched their lead to nine, their largest of the game, with just over 15 minutes remaining after a 13-3 run.
Midway through the second half the Pointers went on a 16-4 run over a five-minute stretch. Pitt and Tyler each scored six points during the run, which culminated in a 58-54 UWSP lead with 4:43 to play.
The Pioneers led for the first five-plus minutes of the game before the Pointers took their first lead of the game at 11-10 nearly six minutes in. Neither team led by more than four until the closing two minutes of the opening half, before UW-Platteville scored six of the final seven points of the half.
UW-Stevens Point held a 30-22 advantage in points in the paint and a 16-9 edge in points off turnovers. UW-Platteville outscored UWSP 21-6 from behind the arc, going 7-for-11 (63.6 percent) in the game.
UW-Stevens Point hosts UW-La Crosse on Saturday for Alumni Day. Tip-off between the Pointers and Eagles is at 3 p.m.
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