SIOUX FALLS, SD – As the Wayne State College women’s basketball team looks to gain some ground entering week six of the NSIC schedule, WSC began their final road weekend.
From the Stewart Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wayne State visited the University of Sioux Falls Cougars.
USF jumped ahead early and won 80-45. The Cougars are now 6-2 overall and 6-2 in league play while WSC fell to 5-6 (4-5 NSIC).
Sioux Falls outscored WSC 21-5 in the opening quarter and again 15-10 in the second to lead 36-15 at the break. USF posted a pair of 22-point quarters in the second half compared to 13 and 17 for Wayne State. Final again favored USF, 80-45.
Wayne State was led by senior Halley Busse with 13 points (2-9 FG/2-6 3PT/7-7 FT).
Other single digit scoring came from senior Erin Norling with seven points, sophomore Ashley Gustavson and freshman Ella Skinner both had five points, junior Kylie Hammer (six boards/four assists) and sophomore Lauren Zacharias both finished with four points, junior Amelia Ivester added three points as junior Autumn Mlinar (two blocks) and sophomore Kassidy Pingel both tallied two points.
WSC shot 14-64 (21.9%) from the field, 4-28 (14.3%) from the three-point line and 13-14 (92.9%) at the foul line.
Anna Brecht paced Sioux Falls with 25 points as Lauren Sanders added 11 points.
USF finished 31-68 (45.6%) from the floor, 13-28 (46.4%) from behind the arc and 5-7 (71.4%) from the charity stripe.
1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:
5 10 15 13 17 45 – WSC
21 15 36 22 22 80 – USF
The Wayne State College women will play their final regular season road game on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.