Northern State hands WSU women first loss of season

It was an atypical performance from the Winona State women’s basketball team. The Warriors struggled both from the floor and free throw line, were outrebounded, the bulk of the scoring came from two players and they only received one point off the bench as their program-record thirteen-game winning streak came to an end in a 60-55 loss to Northern State at McCown Gymnasium on Saturday.

WSU (13-1, 6-1 NSIC) shot just 34.5 percent from the floor (19-for-55), 25 percent from 3-point range (4-for-16) and 65 percent from the free throw line (8-for-13).

The Warriors, typically stout on the glass, were also outrebounded by Northern State (9-3, 5-2) 44-30.

Winona State has enjoyed a balanced scoring attack all season long, but not on Saturday. Alexis Foley scored 22 and Kayla Timmerman finished with 20, while WSU got just 13 points from the rest of the roster, with only one coming from the bench.

The Warriors were outscored in every quarter save the fourth.

Jenny Weiland (7) and Hannah McGlone (6) paced Winona State on the boards.

The loss was the first at home for WSU since February 21, when they dropped the regular season finale to Augustana 83-65 last February 21, and first overall since a 93-84, second round defeat to Minnesota State Moorhead last February 28 at the NSIC tournament.

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