Warriors Split With Wildcats
The Winona State Women’s Basketball team extended their winning streak at McCown Gymnasium to 15, with a 62-41 win over Wayne State.
The Warriors took control of the game early, outscoring the Wildcats 26-9 in the first quarter. WSU held Wayne State to just 17.6% shooting in the first 10 minutes of the game.
Wayne State was again held to single digit scoring in the second quarter, as Winona State headed into halftime with a 40-16 lead.
The Wildcats would shoot better in the 3rd quarter, and stopped the Warrior offense momentarily, with 12 points in the quarter, compared to 11 for WSU. However, the Warriors still held a 51-28 edge heading into the final frame.
While the Wildcats would carve the lead down to 15 at one point, the Warriors always found an answer, and closed out the win.
Jenny Tuttle led the way for the Warriors with 15 points. Kayla Timmerman had 12, and Jenny Weiland had 11 off the bench, and added in 7 rebounds. Tara Roelofs was the fourth Warrior to reach double-digits, with 10 points.
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With the win, the Warriors improved to 11-2 in the NSIC, 16-3 overall. Wayne State falls to 8-5 in Conference play, 13-5 overall.
The Warrior Men had a closer game with the Wildcats, but unfortunately, had the game slip through their hands, as they lost to Wayne State, 66-63 in overtime.
The game was close throughout, with the Warriors taking the lead at the Half, 28-24.
The Warriors would hold their largest lead of the game, 10 points, with 7:38 to go in the game. That’s when the Wayne State offense, which had shot just 30% from the field in the first half, woke up. The Wildcats shot 43% in the second half, to erase the deficit, and send the game to an extra session.
In overtime, the Wildcats and Warriors would combine for just 3 made baskets. The difference would come from the free throw line. The Wildcats would convert on 6 of 8 free throws, while the Warriors missed their only shot.
Isaiah Gray had a chance at the end, but he could not get a 3-point shot off at the buzzer.
Tommy Gathje led the Warriors with 15 points, while Connor Flack had 12. Corey Jeffs and Riley Bambenek each had 9 points in the loss.
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Winona State is now 5-8 in the NSIC, 8-9 overall, while Wayne State is 4-9 in the NSIC< 6-13 overall.