Winona State women claim first NSIC title

Senior Night for the 2015-16 Winona State women’s basketball team will be remembered for a very long time, and not just because it was a send off for 4 departing players playing their final regular season game at McCown Gymnasium.

With a 73-60 victory over Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday, WSU (25-2, 18-2) clinched its first ever Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season title.

In the process, the Warriors women also set a program record with their 25th win, surpassing the 24 accumulated by the 2008-09 team.

The milestones didn’t end there, however.

Kayla Timmerman came into the game needing three blocks to set the mark for blocks in a season, and came away with an astonishing 11 to not only surpass the single-season record, but also destroy the single-game standard, which had been eight. Timmerman’s 11 swats are the most in Division II women’s basketball this season.

In fact, Timmerman nearly delivered a triple-double, as she finished with 11 rebounds and nine points to go along with her blocks.

Connor Nagle continued to shine from beyond the arc, knocking down another five 3-pointers en route to 19 points. Nagle has now connected on 32 field goals from long range over her last five games. Nagle added seven rebounds and four assists for Winona State.

Tara Roelofs contributed 18 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists, while Alexis Foley added 16 points, a game-high five assists and four rebounds.

The No. 9 Warriors have won nine in a row.

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