WSC Women's Basketball WIns Big Over William Penn
Posted: 21 November, 2012
WAYNE - Sophomore forward Jordan Spencer made 10 of 13 shots and scored a career-high 26 points to power #10 Wayne State College in a 81-47 non-conference women’s basketball win Tuesday evening over William Penn at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. WSC is now 2-0 on the season after winning its 48th straight game at Rice Auditorium while the visiting Lady Statesmen fall to 3-5.
The host Wildcats set the tone early with stout defensive pressure, holding William Penn without a basket for the first nine minutes of the contest. By that time, WSC jumped out to a 23-1 lead before Arielle McClellan made the first basket of the contest for the Lady Statesmen. The Wildcats finished the first half with a 44-20 lead while shooting 51 percent from the field (14 of 27) and 10 of 12 from the foul line. WSC controlled the second half as well as continued to shoot the ball well, making 50 percent on 15 of 30 shots as the Wildcats cruised to the 81-47 victory. Spencer paced the Wildcats in scoring with her game-high 26 points on 10 of 13 shooting from the field along with 6 of 8 at the foul line. Sophomore guard Ashton Yossi chipped in 19 points with junior forward Ellen Hansen contributing 10 points along with a team-high nine rebounds in the win. WSC finished the game making 29 of 57 shots from the field for 50.9 percent including 7 of 15 behind the three point line and 16 of 21 (76.2%) at the charity stripe. William Penn’s top scorers were Orielle Thomas and Arielle McClellan with 10 points apiece. Thomas was also the top rebounder for the Lady Statesmen with 10 caroms. WPU made 18 of 63 shots from the field for 28.6 percent including 4 of 16 behind the three point line. The Lady Statesmen were 7 for 16 at the free throw stripe. Wayne State won the rebounding battle 46-36 thanks to nine boards from Hansen and six by freshman backup center Katie Hoskins while Thomas led William Penn on the glass with 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Addy Roller handed out a team-high seven assists for the ‘Cats with Audrey Holmes adding five.
The Wildcats will be at home again Sunday afternoon hosting St. Ambrose in a non-conference contest beginning at 2 p.m.