Warrior Women Sweep First Home Double-Header
The Winona State Women’s Basketball team took both games of their first home weekend double-header of the season, defeating Sioux Falls 70-60 and Southwest Minnesota State 60-36.
Kayla Timmerman had a monster weekend for the Warriors. In the Sioux Falls game, Timmerman paced Winona State with 25 points and 11 rebounds. The Warriors almost had 3 players go for double-doubles, as Hannah McGlone and Tara Roelofs just missed out, compiling 11 points and 9 rebounds, & 14 points and 9 rebounds, respectively.
Winona State won the rebound battle 47-41, but were behind in other categories. Sioux Falls committed just 9 turnovers, compared to the Warriors 18. But, Sioux Falls had a poor night shooting overall, going just 27% from the field (20-73), while the Warriors were 43.6% in shooting (24-55). The biggest difference was from the 3-point line. While Sioux Falls made 9 three’s compared to WSU’s 7, they attempted 29 shots from beyond the arc, while the Warriors tried just 17.
The Warriors handed the Cougars their first loss of the season, as Sioux Falls fell to 5-1 overall, and 1-1 in the NSIC.
The following night, all eyes were on Kayla Timmerman, as she nearly made Warrior history. Last season, Timmerman nearly recorded a rare triple-double against Concordia-St.Paul, with 11 blocks and 11 rebounds, but just couldn’t get that last point, finishing with 9 points to just miss out on the feat.
Against Southwest Minnesota State, Timmerman had 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks in the first half, leading fans to wonder if this would be her night. Timmerman, didn’t score in the second half, but ended the night with 11 rebounds, 7 blocks and 6 assists, as she played a high-post, setting up her teammates for scoring opportunities.
Hannah McGlone had 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Jenny Tuttle had 11 points.
Again, the Warrior defense forced their opponent into poor shots. The Mustangs were frustrated all night, shooting just 18% from the floor (10-55), and 20.8% from long distance (5-24). The Warriors also held a big advantage in the rebound category, 56-33.
Winona State is 8-1 overall this season, 3-0 in the NSIC. Next is a road weekend, as they take on Minnesota State-Mankato on December 9, and Concordia-St. Paul on December 10.