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UWSP Women's Hoops wins overtime thriller Saturday

UW Stevens Point Women's Basketball.  Photo courtesy UWSP Athletics Dept.
UW Stevens Point Women's Basketball. Photo courtesy UWSP Athletics Dept.
Women's basketball wins overtime thriller over Yellowjackets 1/26/2013 | Women's Basketball STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team outscored UW-Superior 20-9 in overtime to seal the 89-78 victory Saturday evening. Box Score The Yellowjackets dominated for a majority of the first half and trailed the Pointers for a total of two minutes. Superior led by as many as eight in the half and took a 35-29 lead into halftime. Superior continued to dominate in the second half, building a lead of as many as eleven, until Brooke Allen (Barneveld, WI/Barneveld) rolled in a layup knotting the game at 66-66. The Pointers capitalized on three straight free throws to take a three-point lead with 12 second left. Superior came right back and sank a three-pointer as time expired to send the game into overtime. In overtime, UWSP shot 14-for-16 from the charity stripe and scored 10 points off turnovers to secure the win. Five different Pointers reached double figures in scoring. Leading the way was Sam Barber (Schofield, WI/D.C. Everest/Winona St.) posting 27 points, 23 of which came in the second half and overtime. Alyssa Olp (Brillion, WI/Brillion) tallied a season-high 13 points as she went 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. Myranda Tyler (Grafton, WI/Grafton) also tallied 13 points in the win to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Allen and Josi Schultz (Eau Claire, WI/Memorial) recorded 11 and 10 points, respectively. Sally Linzmeier led the way for the Yellowjackets posting 21 points and pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds. UWSP (15-4, 7-3 WIAC) returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 30 as it hosts UW-Platteville. Action set for 7 p.m. in Berg Gym.