UWM’s women’s basketball team saw its season end with a 59-49 loss to North Carolina-Greensboro in Thursday night’s Women’s Basketball Invitational semifinals at Greensboro’s Fleming Gym.
The Panthers finish with a record of 22-12, tying the program record for most wins in a season. They also notched the first two postseason wins in program history, thanks to their WBI victories against Southern Illinois and St. Francis (Pa.).
“I’m really proud of our season,” UWM coach Kyle Rechlicz said. “I’m proud of how we represented our university. I really believe the four seniors on this year’s team have changed the culture, and really put Milwaukee, as a women’s basketball program, on the map both within the state and within the Midwest.”
The four UWM seniors are Alexis Lindstrom, Sierra Ford-Washington, Jordyn Swan and Christina Wakeman.
“I thank them for choosing to be Panthers,” Rechlicz said, “and for making that choice to trust in believe in us, and for helping us turn this program around.”
Steph Kostowicz led UWM’s effort against Greensboro with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Lindstrom added 10 points for UWM, while Ford-Washington scored nine.
UWM never led in the game, and was undone largely by turnovers and poor 3-point shooting. The Panthers gave the ball away 19 times, and they hit only one of their 21 shots from 3-point range.