MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Wisconsin women's basketball team is 3-and-0 for the first time in four years after a 71-to-51 home victory over Northern Illinois yesterday. The Badgers went up by 21 with 3:12 left in the first half, and never looked back. Jacki Gulczynski led Wisconsin with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Badgers only shot 38-and-a-half percent, but they out-rebounded Northern Illinois 47-to-36. Danny Pulliam led the Huskies with 11 points
The U-W Green Bay women improved to 2-and-1 with a 68-to-60 win at Duquesne (doo-kain') of Pittsburgh. The Phoenix were down by nine points with about eight minutes left, but they out-scored Duquesne 23-to-6 down the stretch. Ellen Edison and Kaili Lukan each scored 13 for Green Bay, which out-shot the Dukes 46-to-38 percent. Wumi Agunbiade had 15 points for Duquesne, which fell to 2-and-2.
The Marquette women edged Vanderbilt yesterday, 82-to-77 in Nashville. The Commodores led all the way until about four-and-a-half minutes left, when Brooklyn Pumroy tied the game with a pair of free throws. Arlesia Morse put te Golden Eagles in front for good with 2:02 left with a three-pointer. Katherine Plouffe had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Marquette, which improved to 3-and-0. Christina Foggie led Vanderbilt with 30 points. The Commodores dropped to 3-and-1.
The U-W Milwaukee women lost to Western Illinois at home, 99-to-86. The Leathernecks had a decisive 31-to-11 run during the first half. Milwaukee cut the lead to six early in the second half, but could not get any closer. The Panthers lost despite having five players in double figures. Avyanna Young had 22 points and 16 rebounds for Milwaukee, which dropped to 0-and-2. Marley Hall scored 23 points off the bench for Western Illinois, which shot 51-percnt and improved to 3-and-1.