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    Women's Hoops Downs UW-Milwaukee, 78-58

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Leslie Schock scored a<bR>career-high 26 points in<br>78-58 win over UW-Milwaukee.
    Leslie Schock scored a
    career-high 26 points in
    78-58 win over UW-Milwaukee.

    January 1, 1999

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Junior forward Leslie Schock (Elgin, Ill./Elgin) scored a career-high 26 points (11-of-13 from the field) to lead Northwestern to a 78-58 win over UW-Milwaukee. It was the final non-conference game of the season for the Wildcats. All five NU starters scored in double figures.

    Northwestern only trailed once during the game. At 16:43 of the first half, the Panthers led, 6-5. Over the next 10 minutes, the Wildcats took control and built a 27-10 lead with 6:56 remaining. Schock had 11 points in the spurt and NU led, 35-22, at halftime.

    Neither team could make much of a run in the second half as 31 fouls were whistled. Kelly Lubbers scored 11 of her team-high 20 points inside for the Panthers, but her team never got closer than 10 points (35-25 only 40 seconds into the second period).

    Senior guard Megan Chawansky (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) had 15 points, a game-high nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Sophomore point guard Dana Leonard (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) tallied 11 points with three 3-pointers. Sophomores Clarissa Flores (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) and Tami Sears (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) each chipped in 10 points.

    The Wildcats (7-4, 1-0 Big Ten) shot 52.2 percent from the field for the game (24-for-46). They outrebounded the Panthers, 32-30.

    Next up for Northwestern is a 7 p.m. tilt against Michigan State on Tues., Jan. 5 at Welsh-Ryan Arena.