Southwest Minnesota State Women Score Season-High In Road Split Over WSC

WAYNE – Following a Friday night home victory, the Wayne State College women’s basketball team closed out week seven of their league schedule with another South Division opponent Saturday late afternoon.

From Rice Auditorium, WSC was back in action on the home court hosting Southwest Minnesota State.

With senior Halley Busse playing limited minutes after an injury in the opening quarter and down two starters this weekend, Southwest Minnesota State ran past WSC, 85-49. SMSU improved to 8-4 (6-4 NSIC) while the ‘Cats fell to 6-8 (5-7 NSIC).

Wayne State was led in scoring by junior Kylie Hammer with 17 points and nine rebounds (6-14 FG/1-4 3PT/4-4 FT) while sophomore Josey Ryan added 16 points (7-12 FG/0-4 3PT/2-2 FT). Senior Erin Norling was held to no points on 0-10 shooting (0-5 3PT).

Other scoring came from sophomore Lauren Zacharias with four points, seven assists and three steals, sophomore Ashely Gustavson and freshman Aaliyah McMillan both had three points as junior Amelia Ivester, junior Selena Shady and freshman Annie Guentzel all finished with two points.

WSC shot 18-63 (28.6%) from the floor, 4-23 (17.4%) from behind the arc and 9-12 (75%) from the foul line.

SMSU leaders were Sadie Stelter with 18 points, Madison Gehloff with 14 points and Meleah Reinhart had 13 points.

The Mustangs finished 28-61 (45.9%) from the field, 12-28 (42.9%) from the three-point line and 17-18 (94.4%) from the charity stripe.

1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

23 22   45   22  18   85 – SMSU

11   9   20   15  14   49 – WSC

The Wayne State College women will close out their regular season schedule on the home court with Augustana on Friday and Saturday, February 19-20.