WSU women tame Mustangs

The No. 10 Winona State women’s basketball team is off to the best start in program history, extending its season-opening win streak to nine with am 81-46 clobbering of Southwest Minnesota State in the conference home-opener at McCown Gymnasium on Friday.

WSU (9-0, 2-0 NSIC) jumped out to an early 16-2 lead and led 21-6 after one quarter of play and held a 36-13 advantage at halftime on the strength of holding SMSU to just 21 percent from the floor (6-for-29). The Warriors fared much better, shooting 47 percent (14-for-30) and hit nearly half of their 3-point efforts (5-for-11).

Alexis Foley led Winona State with 20 points, Tara Roelofs had 16 and Kayla Timmerman narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds to go along with four blocks.

Connor Nagle did not score but handed out six assists and finished with three steals.

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