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Women's basketball: Ridgewater falls to Cavaliers

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Turnovers converted to points made the difference in the Ridgewater College women's basketball team's 62-59 loss at Western Wisconsin Tech on Saturday.

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Turnovers converted to points made the difference in the Ridgewater College women’s basketball team’s 62-59 loss at Western Wisconsin Tech on Saturday.

Western Tech scored 23 points off Warriors turnovers, by far the key stat in a game they led by two at halftime.

The Warriors are in third place at 6-4 in the MCAC Southern Division, a game up on 5-5 Western Tech.

The top four teams in the division qualify for the postseason but the fourth place team must contend with a play-in game against Fox Valley (Wis.).

 Ridgewater plays Anoka-Ramsey and Fergus Falls to end the regular season while WT finishes with Riverland and Anoka-Ramsey.

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“We definitely had chances but we didn’t shoot well,” said Ridgewater head coach Carrie Ogdahl. “We’re still in the driver’s seat (for third place) but we made it a lot more interesting.”

Jessie Kalenberg led the Warriors with 13 points and Raeann Sorenson had 12 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Rachel Ampe finished with 8 points and 9 boards. Sorenson and Ampe both blocked a pair of shots.

The Warriors travel to Anoka-Ramsey on Wednesday before closing out the regular season Saturday at home against Fergus Falls.

Western Tech 62,

Ridgewater 59

Ridgewater         32 27 - 59

Western Tech    30 32 - 62

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RIDGEWATER – 19-51 FG (6-17 3-pt); 15-21 FT; 40 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Jessie Kalenberg 13, Amanda Schumacher 3, Datri Jensen 2, Courtney Kramer 9, Brooke Hein 2, Raeann Sorenson 12, Brooke Wuertz 8, Rachel Ampe 8, Sam Meade 2 … 3-point shots: Kalenberg 3, Schumacher 1, Sorenson 2 … Rebound leaders: Sorenson 9, Ampe 9, Wuertz 6 … Assist leaders: Sorenson 6, Ampe 3 … Steal leaders: Sorenson 2, Jensen 2

WESTERN TECH – 25-67 FG (5-17 3-pt); 7-14 FT; 42 rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Melissa Williams 8, Ali Brey 10, Megan Hackbarth 7, Carolyn Greene 12, Annie Weber 11, Becca Meade 4, Mackenzie Watson 10 … 3-point shots: Brey 3, Greene 2 … Rebound leaders: Hackbarth 15 … Assist leaders: Greene 6 … Steal leaders: Greene 5

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