Blugolds top Royals

Four starters scored in double figures as the UW-Eau Claire women’s basketball team raced past Bethel 74-61 in nonconference action on Thursday night at Zorn Arena.

Hallee Hoeppner and Katie Essen both scored 15 points, while Kelsey Bakken and Brooke Harris each added 13 to pace the Blugolds, who shot 51 percent from the floor.

Cross Country staff honored

The UW-Eau Claire cross country coaches were selected as the WIAC women’s staff of the year, based on voting conducted by league coaches.

The Blugolds won their 10th conference title in program history, placed second at the NCAA Division III Midwest regional and then took fourth at the NCAA meet in Oshkosh.

The staff includes head coach Dan Schwamberger, assistant coaches Chip Schneider and Marcie Schwamberger and volunteer assistants Jake Kennedy, Darin lau, Emma Reed and Pernille Soderlind.

From staff reports