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WSC Women Win 52nd Straight At Home

Posted: 02 January, 2013

WAYNE - Sophomore forward Jordan Spencer recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 23 points and 11 rebounds to power #19 Wayne State College in an 85-47 non-conference women’s basketball win Monday afternoon over Chadron State College at Rice Auditorium in Wayne.  The host Wildcats improve to 7-2 with the win while dropping the visiting Eagles to a 1-9 mark.
WSC led from start to finish in the Wildcats’ first game in 16 days.  The ‘Cats jumped out early to a 6-0 advantage with the Eagles trimming the lead to one point at 8-7.  But WSC started to pull away from Chadron State and took a 21-11 lead on a pair of Morgan VanDerSloot free throws at the 10:18 mark.  With WSC still leading 31-20 with 5:26 to play in the half, the ‘Cats scored the next 10 points and took a commanding 41-20 lead with 2:17 to go in the half and finished with a 41-22 lead at halftime.

The Wildcats made sure of no Eagle comeback to start the second half as WSC opened with a 13-3 run in the first 3:30 and took a 54-25 lead and never looked back as Wildcat reserves played out the final 10 minutes of the game with Wayne State going on to the 85-47 win.

Spencer paced WSC with her game-high 23 points to go along with 11 rebounds.  Junior forward Ellen Hansen chipped in a career-high 19 points while sophomore backup forward Anna Gerdes poured in a career-high 11.  The Wildcats shot 44.6 percent from the field making 29 of 65 shots.  WSC was 5 of 18 behind the three point line and 22 of 28 at the free throw line.

Chadron State’s top scorer was Kattie Ranta with 10 points and she also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the Eagles.  CSC was 16 for 58 shooting (27.6%), making 3 of 14 behind the three point line and 12 for 17 at the free throw stripe.

Wayne State won the rebounding battle over Chadron State 46-41 thanks to 11 caroms by Spencer and nine from Kara Powell while Chadron’s Kattie Ranta led all rebounders with 12.  WSC forced the Eagles into 25 turnovers, 12 fewer than the Wildcats.
Freshman guard Addy Roller handed out six assists for WSC while Spencer finished with three blocks.

The Wildcats resume Northern Sun Conference play this weekend, hosting Concordia-St. Paul Friday evening at 6 p.m. and Minnesota State Saturday afternoon in a 4 p.m. contest at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. 

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