WHEATON — Hannah Frazier scored 21 points and Devin Kyler contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds as Wheaton upset No. 14-ranked Illinois Wesleyan, 71-61, in a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin women's basketball game Wednesday at King Arena.
The loss snapped IWU's 16-game winning streak and was the first for the Titans in CCIW play. IWU (18-3, 11-1) was led by Rebekah Ehresman with 24 points and eight rebounds.
Sydney Shanks contributed 16 points and six rebounds for the Titans, who shot 25.4 percent from the field.
Wheaton (17-5, 11-2) took a 45-33 halftime lead and stretched the margin to 57-42 heading into the fourth quarter.
"We had momentum going a couple times, but each time we would turn it over or miss an easy shot," said IWU coach Mia Smith. "At the start of the ball game we missed easy layups."
The Thunder hit 50.9 percent from the field and enjoyed a 42-35 rebounding advantage.
"They played us harder on defense and made our shots tough, and we gave them open looks," said Smith.
IWU tries to regroup at 5 p.m. Saturday against Carroll at Shirk Center.
"As a team we look at this game (against Wheaton) as not meaning much," said Smith. "It will mean something if we don't take care of the rest of the business we have to the conference tournament. We can still host the conference tournament and beat Wheaton."