Wildcat Women’s Basketball Secures Road Victory, Hammer Pours In 21 Points

WICHITA, KS –Following an exhibition road contest in early November, the Wayne State College women’s basketball program took to the road to begin non-conference play.

From Fugate Gymnasium in Wichita, Kansas, the Wildcats visited Newman University Saturday afternoon.

Wayne State College led by eight points at half and closed out the game to hold onto the 72-65 win. WSC is now 1-0 while Newman begins their season at 0-1.

The Wildcats edged the Jets in the opening two quarters, 20-17 and 18-13 to go into the half up 38-30. Newman took the lead thanks to a 22-11 third quarter but WSC answered back with a 23-13 fourth.

Final favored Wayne State College over Newman, 72-65.

Kylie Hammer led four Wildcats in double figure scoring with 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals (6-20 FG/1-7 3PT/8-10 FT).

Lauren Zacharias followed with 15 points and a team-high four steals (6-11 FG/2-5 3PT/1-2 FT); Kassidy Pingel recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds (6-10 FG/0-1 3PT/0-1 FT) as Logan Hughes tacked on 11 points and seven boards (4-11 FG/0-3 3PT/3-4 FT).

Other scoring came from Abby Kopecky with six points, Maya Fitzpatrick tallied three points as two point scorers were Tate Norblade and Ashley Gustavson.

The Wildcats finished 24-62 (38.7%) from the field, 3-18 (16.7%) from behind the arc and 21-27 (77.8%) at the foul line.

Newman was led in scoring by Tiffany Dortland with 27 points and nine boards as well as Faith Mason-Vestal with 10 points and nine boards.

Newman University shot 25-63 (39.7%) from the floor, 9-26 (34.6%) from the three-point line and 6-10 (60%) at the charity stripe.


1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

20   18   38    11   23    72 – WSC

17   13   30     22   13    65 – Newman


The Wayne State College women’s basketball team will next play five straight home games which include two NSIC games from November 18 – December 2. WSC will entertain Chadron State on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.-