Warrior Women Hold Off WSC, Wildcat Men Win Third Straight Road Conference Game

WINONA, MN – Following a road sweep at Upper Iowa Friday night, the Wayne State College women’s and men’s basketball teams make the trek to another state for road NSIC competition.

From McCown Gymnasium, the Wildcats visited Winona State University Saturday.

In the women’s contest, Winona State jumped out front with a 15-8 opening quarter while both teams tallied 14 points in the second quarter. At the half, WSU led 29-22. Wayne State won the third quarter 21-17 and pulled within a few points several times in the fourth. But, the Warriors used a 15-13 fourth to win 61-56 to improve to 4-3 (2-1 NSIC) as the ‘Cats fell to 5-3 (1-2 NSIC).

Kylie Hammer was the team leader for WSC with 13 points and seven rebounds on 5-9 shooting from the floor (1-3 3PT/2-5 FT). Erin Norling added 12 points as Brittany Bongartz tacked on 11 points. Maggie Lowe led the team in assists with four, Haley Vesey tacked on seven boards and two steals along with Andrea Larson totaling two steals.

WSC shot 20-61 (32.8%) from the field, 5-26 (19.2%) from beyond the arc and 11-19 (57.9%) from the free throw line.

Rachel Novotny posted a double-double for the Warriors with 21 points and 11 boards as Allie Pickrain followed with 10 points.

The Warriors finished 23-57 (40.4%) from the floor, 3-19 (15.8%) from the three point line and 12-15 (80%) from the foul line.

Scoring by quarter:

1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

8 14 22 21 13 56 – Wayne State College

15 14 29 17 15 61 – Winona State University

The men’s game went back and forth as both teams were tied at half, 33 all. In the second half, both teams scored 42 point to force overtime tied 75 all. Then in OT, WSC outscored the Warriors 7-5 to win 82-80 and win their seventh straight to sit 8-1 (3-0 NSIC) as WSU fell to 4-4 (1-2 NSIC).

All five starters scored double figures for the ‘Cats led by the 25 points and six rebounds for Vance Janssen who’s one assist to Ben Dentlinger tied the game in regulation and two foul shots in OT led to the win. Kendall Jacks tallied 15 points, five boards and four assists, 14 points from Trevin Joseph, Jordan Janssen added 11 points and five boards as Nick Ferrarini picked up 10 points and five boards. Dentlinger recorded three blocks.

WSC shot 36-71 (50.7%) from the field, 2-13 (15.4%) from behind the arc and 8-9 (88.9%) from the foul line.

Kevion Taylor led Winona State in scoring with 24 points and eight boards as Devin Whitelow added 16 points.

The Warriors finished 29-60 (48.3%) from the floor, 9-17 (52.9%) from the three point line and 13-19 (68.4%) from the charity stripe.

Scoring by half:

1st 2nd  OT Final:

33 42   7 82 – Wayne State College

33 42   5 80 – Winona State

The Wayne State College women and men will next host Bemidji State on Saturday, December 15 and Minnesota Crookston on Sunday, December 16.