WSU Women’s Basketball Opens NSIC With Win Over UIU

A close game in the first half, quickly turned into a blowout win for the Winona State University Women’s Basketball team, mainly thanks to Hannah McGlone.

The Warrior Junior scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half, and almost single-handedly gave the Warriors some much-needed breathing room in the third quarter.  McGlone also finished the night with 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, a block, and a neat play where she deflected a shot, and took the loose ball to the other end of the court for a layup.

In all, 4 Warriors finished the night in double-figures.  Joining McGlone were Jenny Tuttle, Tara Roelofs and Kayla Timmerman, who all scored 14 points each.

Jenny Weiland came close, scoring nine points off the bench, but 5 of those points came on 2 shots that beat the buzzer – one at the end of the first quarter, and another at the end of the third quarter.  Her first quarter shot was an unorthodox slap-putback shot off a Roelofs miss, while the third quarter shot was a three, just as the clock hit zero.  Both plays had to have a second look by the officials, but both shots were upheld.

Blair Klostermann led the Peacocks in scoring with 21 points, but she was the only Upper Iowa player in double-figures.  Kari Fitzpatrick finished with 9 points, and Haley Martin had 9 rebounds for Upper Iowa, who falls to 0-5 on the season.

The Warriors are now 6-1 after the NSIC opener, and will host their first Conference weekend on December 2 & 3 against Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State.  Both games will be televised live on HBC TV 25.

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