WAUKESHA, WI - The Bay College Norse women's basketball team (14-6) went on a 24-0 run in the third quarter and pulled away to a 76-47 win over the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Waukesha (2-6) Thursday night in suburban Milwaukee. The win wrapped up a three-game road trip with a 2-1 record, and the Norse improved to 14-6 on the season.
Jordan Kraemer (SO, Norway, MI) led the Norse with 20 points, while Jordan Belleville (SO, St. Ignace, MI) nailed three long triples to finish with nine points. Taylor Hunter (FR, Gladstone, MI) added ten points for Bay.
The Norse started fast, building a 20-6 lead after the first quarter. But the Cougars rallied in the second quarter, outscoring Bay, 15-10, to close to within 30-21 at the half.
Waukesha scored the first basket of the third quarter to make it 30-23, but the Norse scored the next 24 points to put the game away.
Haley Trudell (FR, Rock, MI) got things started with a triple, then after a steal, Kraemer scored inside and was fouled. Moments later, Paige Welch (SO, Bark River, MI) was fouled inside and made one free throw, and on her missed second shot, Hunter got the board and put it home to make it 38-23.
Later, Belleville sank a three from well behind the line, Kraemer scored again, Marissa Ackerman (FR, Munising, MI) swished two free throws, and Belleville swished another triple.
All of a sudden, the Norse had a 54-23 lead.
Aleah Herron led the Cougars (2-8) with 20 points. Myazia Allen, who initially came to Bay College last year before returning home to Milwaukee for school, had 15 points.
JuliAnn Wickman (FR, Felch, MI) also added nine points for Bay College.
Full statistics were not available after the game.
The Norse (14-6) travel to Ironwood next Wednesday to face Gogebic Community College. Game time is 6:00 Eastern.
Story and photo credits to Jack Hall, RRN Sports.