WSC Women End Regular Season With Big Win Over Upper Iowa
Posted: 23 February, 2013
WAYNE - Wayne State College had three players score in double figures and raced out to a 32-12 halftime lead as the Wildcats cruised to a 70-46 Northern Sun Conference women’s basketball win Saturday evening over Upper Iowa University at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. The Wildcats are now 17-9 on the season and 13-9 in league play while UIU is 7-22 and 4-18 in the NSIC.
The game was close early but WSC went on a 14-0 run late in the first half to put the game out of reach early. With WSC leading 13-8 at the 10:47 mark, the Wildcats held Upper Iowa scoreless for 8:07 and scored 14 straight points to take a commanding 27-8 lead. WSC finished the half with a 32-12 lead at halftime.
Wayne State maintained their sizeable advantage throughout the second half as Upper Iowa never got closer than 16 points as the Wildcats held a 20 or more point lead for most of the second half with Wayne State winning 70-46.
Sophomore forward Jordan Spencer led three double figure scorers for the Wildcats with 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field. She also handed out a team and career-high five assists. Sophomore guard Ashton Yossi added 13 points with freshman guard Addy Roller contributing 10 points in the win as 10 different Wildcat players scored.
Wayne State shot 50 percent for the game making 26 of 52 shots, including a sizzling 60 percent in the second half on 15 of 25. The Wildcats were 6 for 17 from three point range and 12 of 15 at the charity stripe.
Upper Iowa was led by Olivia Winkler’s 15 points. The Peacocks were 18 of 49 from the field for 36.7 percent, going 4 of 11 from the three point line and 6 of 7 at the free throw line.
Wayne State won the rebounding battle over Upper Iowa 31-28 as Kara Powell hauled in eight rebounds for the Wildcats while Whitney Kieffer led Upper Iowa on the glass with eight caroms. WSC had just 10 turnovers in the game compared to 16 for the Peacocks. Spencer’s five assists led WSC followed by Yossi with four and Shantel Lehmann, Katie Hoskins and Kara Powell were each credited with two blocks for the Wildcats.
Wayne State will begin play Wednesday evening in the first round of the NSIC Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament as the Wildcats face Northern State in Aberdeen, South Dakota in a 6 p.m. contest.