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WSC Women win at Minnesota State; Men lose to Mavericks

WSC Women win at Minnesota State; Men lose to Mavericks

Wayne State College used four players in double figures as the Wildcats recorded an 81-69 Northern Sun Conference women’s basketball victory at Minnesota State Friday evening played at the Taylor Center in Mankato, Minnesota. WSC is now 7-3 and 1-1 in league play while MSU drops to 1-5 and 0-1 in the NSIC.

The Wildcats got off to a quick start, taking a 9-0 lead in the first 2:45 of the contest that eventually led to a 20-4 first quarter advantage with 3:43 to go. WSC finished the first stanza making 9 of 13 shots and built a 25-11 lead.

But WSC went cold from the field allowing the host Mavericks to get back into the game as MSU used a 15-2 run to get within six at 27-21.

Leading 29-23, WSC scored 10 of the next 12 points to push the lead to 39-25 before ending the first half with a 41-27 advantage.

Minnesota State opened the second half scoring the first eight points to get within six at 41-35. The Mavericks got as close at five at 46-41, but WSC used key 3-pointers from Kacie O’Connor and Maggie Lowe to push the lead back to seven at the end of the third quarter 56-49.

The Mavericks opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer to pull within five at 57-52, but WSC never let MSU get closer and pushed the lead back to double figures with nearly five minutes left in the game and the Wildcats ended with a 81-69 win.

O’Connor and Maggie Schulte paced Wayne State in scoring with 14 points apiece followed by freshman guard Halley Busse with 13 and freshman forward Erin Norling 11.

Wayne State made 26 of 53 shots from the field for 49.1 percent including 5 of 15 behind the arc. The Wildcats were 24 for 28 (85.7%) at the charity stripe.

Logan Anderson led Minnesota State with 19 points. Claire Ziegler accounted for 16 points and 11 rebounds while Claire Jordan also hit double figures with 14.

The Mavericks shot 38.7 percent from the field on 24 of 62 and were 6 for 14 from 3-point range and 15 of 25 at the free throw line.

MSU held a 38-35 edge in rebounding over WSC thanks to 17 offensive rebounds. Schulte led WSC on the boards with eight.

Minnesota State had 20 turnovers to 19 on WSC. Maggie Lowe had three of Wayne State’s nine assists while O’Connor was credited with two steals. Paige Ballinger accounted for three blocked shots with Brittany Bongartz adding two.

The Wildcats will be in action again Saturday afternoon visiting Concordia-St. Paul in an NSIC contest starting at 4 p.m.

 

Wayne State College used four players in double figures as the Wildcats recorded an 81-69 Northern Sun Conference women’s basketball victory at Minnesota State Friday evening played at the Taylor Center in Mankato, Minnesota. WSC is now 7-3 and 1-1 in league play while MSU drops to 1-5 and 0-1 in the NSIC.

The Wildcats got off to a quick start, taking a 9-0 lead in the first 2:45 of the contest that eventually led to a 20-4 first quarter advantage with 3:43 to go. WSC finished the first stanza making 9 of 13 shots and built a 25-11 lead.

But WSC went cold from the field allowing the host Mavericks to get back into the game as MSU used a 15-2 run to get within six at 27-21.

Leading 29-23, WSC scored 10 of the next 12 points to push the lead to 39-25 before ending the first half with a 41-27 advantage.

Minnesota State opened the second half scoring the first eight points to get within six at 41-35. The Mavericks got as close at five at 46-41, but WSC used key 3-pointers from Kacie O’Connor and Maggie Lowe to push the lead back to seven at the end of the third quarter 56-49.

The Mavericks opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer to pull within five at 57-52, but WSC never let MSU get closer and pushed the lead back to double figures with nearly five minutes left in the game and the Wildcats ended with a 81-69 win.

O’Connor and Maggie Schulte paced Wayne State in scoring with 14 points apiece followed by freshman guard Halley Busse with 13 and freshman forward Erin Norling 11.

Wayne State made 26 of 53 shots from the field for 49.1 percent including 5 of 15 behind the arc. The Wildcats were 24 for 28 (85.7%) at the charity stripe.

Logan Anderson led Minnesota State with 19 points. Claire Ziegler accounted for 16 points and 11 rebounds while Claire Jordan also hit double figures with 14.

The Mavericks shot 38.7 percent from the field on 24 of 62 and were 6 for 14 from 3-point range and 15 of 25 at the free throw line.

MSU held a 38-35 edge in rebounding over WSC thanks to 17 offensive rebounds. Schulte led WSC on the boards with eight.

Minnesota State had 20 turnovers to 19 on WSC. Maggie Lowe had three of Wayne State’s nine assists while O’Connor was credited with two steals. Paige Ballinger accounted for three blocked shots with Brittany Bongartz adding two.

The Wildcats will be in action again Saturday afternoon visiting Concordia-St. Paul in an NSIC contest starting at 4 p.m.

Minnesota State’s Charlie Brown poured in a game-high 25 points to lead the host Mavericks in a 86-58 triumph over Wayne State College Friday evening in Northern Sun Conference men’s basketball played at the Taylor Center in Mankato, Minnesota. MSU is now 4-2 and 1-0 in the NSIC while WSC drops to 4-3 and 1-1 in league play.

The game was close early until the host Mavericks took control with a scoring surge at the end of the first half.

WSC held a 14-12 lead following a Tony Bonner basket at the 11:39 mark. The ‘Cats were still within four at 26-22 after a Trevin Joseph dunk with 7:14 to play in the half.

With Minnesota State leading 31-24, the Maverick went on a 10-0 run late in the first half and took a commanding 43-28 lead into the locker room at intermission.

The Wildcats made the first two baskets of the second half to close within 11 at 43-32, but the Mavericks scored the next eight points for a 51-32 lead and Minnesota State cruised in the second half for the 86-58 win.

Jordan Cornelius and Tony Bonner led Wayne State with nine points each. Junior Kendall Jacks, Wayne State’s leading scorer at 17.5 points per game, was held to four points in the contest and saw a streak of 28 straight games in double figures come to an end.

Wayne State shot just 39.7 percent from the field on 25 of 63 and was just 1 for 12 behind the arc. The ‘Cats were 7 of 11 at the charity stripe.

Charlie Brown produced a game-high 25 points for Minnesota State followed by Kevin Krieger (14) and Cameron Kirksey (13).

The Mavericks made 31 of 59 shots for 52.5 percent including 12 of 18 from 3-point range. MSU was 12 for 18 at the free throw line.

Minnesota State held a 40-31 advantage in rebounding over WSC as Ben Dentlinger hauled in five boards for WSC.

Wayne State returns to Northern Sun Conference play on Saturday with a road game at Concordia-St. Paul at 6 p.m.

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