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Inside presence adds versatility to Eagles offense

La Crosse, Wisc. (WXOW)- The UW-La Crosse women’s basketball team is ready to make a run at the top, and they have the arsenal to do just that.

The Eagles return all five of their starters from a team that went 22-5 last season. They are picked to finish second in the WIAC this year behind UW-Oshkosh. Karen Middleton enters her fourth year as Head Coach. She guided the team to new heights already. Their 22 wins last year were the programs most since 1988. The Eagles also set a school record for three pointers made last season. But this year, Coach Middleton says they need to expand their game inside.

“Depth obviously is key, and that’s important,” Middleton said. “We can shoot the ball. We know that. We led the conference in three point shooting, but I think our post game is going to help us evolve and give us even more opportunities and give us the balance we need. The best teams in division three have that presence.”

“We’re looking at a insider post game as well,” UW-La Crosse senior Delaney Schoenenberger said. “We have dominant posts that definitely are a huge asset to our team, but of course we love to shoot the three. We’ve done it in our past two games. I think we had ten in one game this weekend, and thirteen in the other. We’re definitely still a strong shooting team and looking to build on that.”

UW-La Crosse is already off to a 3-1 start and will host Cornell Saturday in their home opener.

Karley Marotta

Weekend Sports Anchor

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