WSU women rout Upper Iowa

Suffocating defense guided the No. 9 Winona State women’s basketball team to a 69-31 win over Upper Iowa at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.

The Warriors held Upper Iowa (3-9, 2-4)  to its lowest point total and shooting percentage for the season as the WSU (13-0, 6-0 NSIC) won its thirteenth consecutive game to open the season.

The Peacocks made just 12 of 62 shots from the floor (19 percent), which represented the worst field goal percentage from an NSIC team on the season, and their 31 points were the fewest registered against an NSIC team for the year, as well.

Winona State jumped out to a 22-5 lead in the opening quarter, but only outscored UIU 15-13 in the second to take a 37-18 lead into halftime.

The Warriors opened the flood gates in the third, however, holding Upper Iowa to just one point on 0-for-14 shooting to take a 54-19 advantage into the final stanza.

Twelve different players scored for WSU, led by Tara Roelofs, who accounted for 12 points.

Kayla Timmerman finished with 10 points, six rebounds, four blocks and two steals, while Alexis Foley pitched in eight points to go along with five steals, four rebounds and three assists.

Winona State will next take the floor on January 2 and 3, when they host Northern State and Minnesota State Moorhead at McCown Gymnasium.

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