Three Freshman Lead Wildcat Women in Non-Conference Victory

WAYNE – The Wayne State College Wildcat women’s basketball team was right back in action Friday night following a loss to open their conference season earlier in the week.

From Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College, WSC played host to Peru State College.

Wayne State College rotated through 15 players with only freshman point guard Halley Busse playing the most at 20 minutes. The Bobcats had all five starters play every single minute of the game.

The Wildcats opened the scoring column outscoring PSU 26-12 while also winning the second quarter 18-15. At the half, WSC led 44-27 before the ‘Cats ended the half with a 44-21 run. Final found Wayne State College winning 88-48 to improve to 5-3 overall while Peru State is now 3-4 on the season.

Busse led all scorers for WSC with 20 points off 7-7 shooting from the field, including going 3-3 behind the arc. Freshman guard Haley Vesey followed with 14 points while freshman center Brittany Bongartz tallied nine points and six rebounds. Senior forward Paige Ballinger tacked on eight points and six rebounds.

WSC shot 33-66 (50%) from the field, 11-31 (35.5%) from behind the arc and 11-17 (64.7%) from the foul line.

The Wayne State College women’s basketball team will close out their non-conference schedule with a rematch against the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. The game is scheduled for Sunday, November 26 at 2 p.m. from Rice Auditorium. Back on November 13 in Colorado, the Wildcats won 69-61 in overtime.

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