WAYNE – After picking up a close 69-61 overtime win at Colorado Springs earlier in the season, the Wayne State College women’s basketball team played host to UC-CS Saturday afternoon.
From Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College, the Wildcats had their non-conference schedule come to an end with Colorado Springs.
Right from the start WSC took control with a 22-8 first quarter. The ‘Cats followed that up with a 20-15 second to lead 42-23 at the break. Second half scores of 18-13 in the third favored WSC while Colorado Springs used a one-point advantage in the fourth, 15-14. Final found Wayne State College winning 74-51 to improve to 6-3 on the season while Colorado Springs is now 0-5.
Underclassmen led the way again for Wayne State College as freshman forward Erin Norling recorded 15 points and five rebounds followed by freshman center Brittany Bongartz with 13 points. Freshman point guard Halley Busse and senior guard Kacie O’Connor each tallied nine points while senior forward Maggie Schulte grabbed nine rebounds.
WSC shot 25-51 (49%) from the field, 2-13 (15.4%) from behind the arc and 22-30 (73.3%) from the foul line. The ‘Cats recorded 15 assists to 16 turnovers while adding two block shots and eight steals.
The Wayne State College women will next join the men’s team on the road this weekend for a pair of NSIC contests. WSC will visit Minnesota State-Mankato on Friday, December 1 at 6/8 p.m. followed by a road double header at Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday, December 2 at 4/6 p.m.