EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's basketball started the season with a win at home on Friday, defeating UW-Superior 71-55.
The Blugolds had a fast start, leading 22-14 after the first quarter of play. Eau Claire cooled down in the second but still led 31-27 heading into the locker room.
The home squad came out strong in the third quarter, out-scoring the Yellowjackets 25-15 in the half thanks to shooting and impressive 56.3 percent (9-16) from the field and 60 percent (3-5) from the three-point line in the quarter. The Blugolds would slow down slightly in the fourth but would still cruise to the 16-point victory.
Anna Graaskamp (So. – Eau Claire, WI/Memorial) turned in a top performance, leading all scorers with 26 points and brought down a game-high 11 rebounds.
Overall, Eau Claire shot 45.5 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from behind the arc while holding the Yellowjackets to 32.1 percent and 30 percent, respectively.